At Mindset First, we provide counselling and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, families, and children, for a variety of issues. Our counselling services in Vaughan, online counselling, stress management, and addiction counselling has helped people all over Toronto and the surrounding GTA. Through our counselling service in Vaughan, we recognize the importance of setting collaborative goals with our clients and monitoring progress to ensure that the service offered is leading to change. Our experienced and certified counsellor assists with addiction, stress, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, couples counselling and much more, with the goal of implementing strategies and techniques to ensuring a positive path to recovery and healing.

Our Goal

Our goal at Mindset First is to provide clients with a safe place to explore their feelings and emotions with the help of a professional therapist. Our counselling service in Vaughan is the best place to do this as we provide a safe and comfortable space that encourages trust, honesty, and support.

Using a variety of different methodologies including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Strengths-Based Perspective, and more, we work to address symptoms and alter behaviours or thoughts that may limit everyday success and functioning. In this way, our counselling services can provide guidance and counselling, create effective treatment plans, and monitor progress. Our counsellors in Vaughan also assist with stress management by developing and putting into action various techniques to cope with stress.

What Can Counselling Help With?

Counselling comes in many forms and many practices.  The methodologies that we use can help with the following issues.

  • Anxiety/Panic Disorders
  • Depression & Sadness
  • Stress Management
  • Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Coping with anger
  • Addictions
  • Teen Issues
  • Parenting
  • Grief, Loss, & Bereavement
  • Guilt, Shame, & Fear
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Trauma
  • Confidence & Self-Esteem
  • Obsessive Compulsive Problems
  • Personal growth & Coaching
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Motivation & Procrastination

Children, Adolescent, and Teen Counselling

Childhood, adolescence, and teenage years are crucial stages of our social, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth and development. What we experience during these years can have a long-lasting effect on our mental health, our relationships, our future direction, and importantly, our coping skills. Thus, it is extremely important to support early prevention and intervention.

Our counselling program works with children as young as 5 years old and up, and can also incorporate aspects of Play Therapy in order to meet the child’s learning patterns and needs.

The goal of our children’s counsellor is to assist individuals in the following ways:

  • To adjust to changes in family and structure
  • To cope with difficult and confusing emotions and situations
  • Transitioning from home to independence
  • Dealing with bullies
  • Building self-esteem and confidence
  • Adjusting to parental separation and divorce
  • Mental Health, Addiction, and Behavioural issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • And many more!

Looking for a children’s counsellor in Vaughan? Get in touch with us today!

Couples Counselling

Whether it is a new or long-term relationship, many couples seeking counselling do so because of ongoing arguments, dissatisfaction, loneliness, communication issues, and more. It can often be difficult to change well-established patterns of thoughts and behaviours after shaping them for some time. However, our counsellor can assist you and your partner in doing so! At Mindset First, we understand that relationships are complex. However, we also believe that healthy relationships can bring a great deal of joy to our lives and can assist us in blossoming into the best version of ourselves.

You and your partner may benefit from couples counselling if you are:

  • Feeling as though you are walking on eggshells
  • Easily defensive
  • Uncomfortable or unable to communicate with your partner
  • Making unfair comparisons, assumptions, or expectations
  • Looking to enhance your relationship
  • Feeling or noticing jealous or controlling feelings, thoughts, and behaviours
  • Having difficulty managing extended family relationships
  • Unable to compromise or understand your partner’s needs and wants

Research shows that couples often wait up to 6 years before they seek professional help for relationship or marital issues. Couples are struggling far too long before proactively seeking support, leading to resentment, anger, guilt, loneliness and other negative feelings. Our goal is not only to support the couples who do come to us, but to also educate others on the effectiveness of receiving couples counselling early on. We urge you to get the support you need to create and re-establish a strong, unifying, and gratifying relationship!

Book an appointment today with Victoria Pacitti at Mindset First for couples counselling in Vaughan.

Online Counselling

At Mindset First Mental Health & Performance, we offer online counselling sessions for individuals who are having difficulty or an inability to travel due to distance or other restraints. We use an online HIPPA compliant software and video chat service that ensures confidentiality and privacy.

Online counselling sessions are provided via Vsee – a program that complies with Ontario privacy standards for psychotherapy.

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