Young children do not have the capacity to express themselves in words. Play and toys are their words. Play Therapy provides a child a safe and healthy opportunity to work through confusion, anxiety, anger, grief, depression, and other childhood emotions. Perhaps your child is dealing with self esteem, adoption or attachment issues, or with sibling rivalry. Play Therapy is designed to give your child freedom to grow and explore values, skills and beliefs in his/her own way and timeframe, giving your child responsibility for and control of the successes. He/she will work through the issues by playing while Johanna Simmons, a skilled play therapist, tracks his/her play, providing opportunity for further exploration.
This is the most difficult time for many young people and for their families. It is a time of rapid development and social and emotional changes. Johanna Simmons provides support for adolescents and/or their families.
Families face many difficulties and struggles to stay connected and healthy. Having help can forever change the climate and dynamics of your family. Family Therapy focuses on understanding, changing and improving the way family members interact with each other. Parenting education and support can also be an integral part of the process, on issues such as discipline, communication and responsibilities. Through counselling guided by Johanna Simmons, family members set both individual and family goals and expectations, and then work toward them.
Johanna Simmons is a Certified Parenting Educator and can provide parents parenting skills through one-on-one counselling or through the parenting classes that she facilitates. She combines the time-tested and widely used Systematic Training for Effective Parenting and Positive Discipline Programs combined with Attachment Theory for a comprehensive, practical approach to parenting.
Johanna invites you to visit her parenting blog. Here you will find articles on a variety of topics relating to parenting. As well, you will be able to post a comment or ask a parenting question. An African proverb says “It takes a village to raise a child” and Johanna hopes that you see the “village” built through this blog as a resource for raising your child.
Refer to our Groups & Workshops page for upcoming workshops.
Individual counselling is offered on a one-on-one basis to address specific areas of life that are of concern to you. Johanna Simmons will work with you to address your concerns by building a therapeutic relationship which will facilitate personal exploration while taking into account your individual needs.
If you are uncertain which career path to take or are wanting to make a career change, Johanna Simmons can work with you to discover the possibilities that might be available according to your personality and interest.
Neurofeedback was originally developed to work with clients who experienced seizures and the practitioners discovered that it was successful in treating a range of issues. These include but are not limited to: memory and concentration, ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, attachment issues, sleep disturbances, chronic pain, anger management and substance abuse. By decreasing reactivity and increasing self-regulation, Neurofeedback allows you to experience and act in less anxious ways. You find you have more flexibility in solving relationship problems. It also helps facilitate greater agility and ability to engage in life’s challenges and opportunities. Neurofeedback is effective with both children and adults.
Neurofeedback trains the brain and the central nervous system to be more flexible and resilient. You are better able to deal with everyday stresses and feel more fulfilled in your life. When combined with working with a counsellor, the Neurofeedback process enables effortless, rapid change. The NeurOptimal system is a proven system that shows good results and the one that Johanna has researched, trusts and is certified to use with you. Read more >>
Johanna can provide either single session or ongoing clinical supervision to therapists and clinical counsellors working with children, teens, families or adults. Additionally, she facilitates peer consultation groups for professionals or students. Johanna has discounted rates for students requiring supervision hours.
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