Types of Issues

At JUVENATION, we build custom plans and provide the tools (including use of assessments) for Individuals, Couples, Families or Groups/Teams to resolve issues and navigate difficult transitions in the areas of:

"There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot." – Plato

  • Trauma (PTSD)
  • Grief
  • Crisis
  • Career
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Personal Achievement / Development
  • Team Development
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Men’s Issues


At JUVENATION, we believe in an integrated approach to counselling and coaching, which includes the following methods but is never limited to: 

+ Gestalt

Gestalt psychology or gestaltism (German: Gestalt [ɡəˈʃtalt] "shape, form") is a relational theory of human functioning that focuses on the 'Here and Now', and supports the idea that we are more than the sum of our parts. Using many interventions, we are able to create integration and acceptance of the self in order to move forward in life.

+ Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a practical, short-term form of psychotherapy. It helps people to develop skills and strategies for becoming and staying healthy. CBT is "problem focused" (undertaken for specific problems) and "action-oriented" (therapist tries to assist the client in selecting specific strategies to help address those problems). CBT focuses on today—on the problems that come up in day-to-day life. CBT helps people to examine how they make sense of what is happening around them and how these perceptions affect the way they feel.

+ Person Centered Therapy (PST)

Person-centered therapy (PCT) is also known as client-centered therapy or Rogerian psychotherapy. PCT is a form of talk-psychotherapy developed by Carl Rogers in the 1940s and 1950s. The goal of PCT is to provide clients with an opportunity to develop a sense of self where they can realize how their attitudes, feelings and behavior are being negatively affected. This is done through creating a collaborative connection between the practitioner and the client, and allowing the client to broaden their awareness of what is happening.

+ Solution-Focused Therapy

Solution focused (brief) therapy (SFBT) is a goal-directed collaborative approach to psychotherapeutic change that is conducted through direct observation of clients' responses to a series of precisely constructed questions. Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) is goal oriented, targeting the desired outcome of therapy as a solution rather than focusing on the symptoms or issues that brought someone to therapy.

+ Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy that emphasizes disturbing memories as the cause of psychopathology. It is used to help with the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and many other disorders/conditions. According to EMDR, when a traumatic or distressing experience occurs, it may overwhelm normal coping mechanisms. The memory and associated stimuli are inadequately processed and stored in an isolated memory network. EMDR works through bilateral stimulation to help process those memories to allow for the reduction of symptoms.

+ Therapeutic Enactment

Therapeutic Enactment is a form of group therapy that facilitates trauma repair. It has its roots in Psychodrama originally formulated and practiced by Moreno in the 40's and 50's. The basic idea of TE is to provide "the client" with a "community", (the group), in which he/she can safely construct a situation that allows for action-based interventions to be worked through. It involves focusing on the traumatic situation in a carefully controlled and safe environment in order to avoid re-traumatization. In individual therapy it is the therapeutic relationship with the therapist that provides the container for the work rather than the group.

+ Existential Psychotherapy

Existential psychotherapy is a philosophical method of therapy that operates on the belief that inner conflict within a person is due to that individual's confrontation with the givens of existence. These givens are: the inevitability of death, freedom and its attendant responsibility, existential isolation, and finally, meaninglessness. Existential psychotherapy is a style of therapy that places emphasis on the human condition as a whole. Existential psychotherapy uses a positive approach that applauds human capacities and aspirations while simultaneously acknowledging human limitations.