Areas of Focus

At the Glebe we have a variety of therapists available to work with you. Listed below you will see a list of the major areas where clients have concerns. If you would like to know more about our therapists and their particular areas of expertise, visit the therapist information pages and read about their approach to therapy.

With the number of partner therapists working at the Glebe, we can cover a wide variety of concerns that you may have. Keeping in mind that the majority of our therapists are not qualified to make any formal diagnosis, these are the areas where we excel:

•Anxiety and Depression
•Couple and Family Therapy
•Bereavement, Grief, and Loss
•Trauma and Abuse
•Questions about life purpose, or direction
•Addiction and Recovery
•Self Esteem and Body Image
•Questions and concerns relating to gender, and/or sexuality
•Anger

Please feel free to explore the areas that you feel might best represent the concerns you would like to talk about in therapy – you’ll find a brief description, as well as a list of qualified therapists who work well within these areas.

Feeling anxious and depressed is something that everyone experiences at one time or another. However, there are times when these experiences become overwhelming, or start having effects in other aspects of our life – like keeping you from maintaining meaningful relationships, or participating in your usual activities.

There are a wide variety of research based methods that are used to help you cope, which is why all of our clinicians are experienced at working with people with anxiety and depression.
To find the therapist that might work best for you – take a look at our therapist pages.

To read more about anxiety and depression, please visit our FAQ section.

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Relationships both romantic and familial can represent huge challenges in your everyday life. Being able to walk through those challenges with a trained third party to help you navigate the common pitfalls can make all the difference in coming to a place of understanding, and helping you work through those challenges.
Here at the Glebe, we have a few therapists who excel in this area anyone with a * next to their name identifies this as an area of particular interest, or experience:

Couples:

MSW, RSW
Ghazala Fauzia
Anne Schnarr
Chad Bouma
Yoke Kennedy
Sanjay Govindaraj

RP
Kyoung Kim
Michael Chow
Brad Wilton

Family:

MSW, RSW
Ghazala Fauzia
Anne Schnarr
Yoke Kennedy
Sanjay Govindaraj

RP
Kyoung Kim
Brad Wilton

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Loss is an unavoidable aspect of life, whether it be the loss of a relationship, the death of a loved one – human, or pet – or the loss of a career. Grief is an individual process of experiencing that loss, and no two people grieve the exact same way. Working with a therapist who is experienced in dealing with bereavement, grief and loss can be helpful in helping you integrate the experience of loss into your ongoing life.

For more information about Bereavement, Grief and Loss – please visit our FAQ section, or read this article on our Blog.

Grief:

MSW, RSW
Alina Chirila
Chad Bouma
Yoke Kennedy
Maria Geleynse
Sanjay Govindaraj

RP
Kyoung Kim
Rebecca Larson
Michael Chow
Brad Wilton
Pamela Loughton

Death:

MSW, RSW
Yoke Kennedy
Sanjay Govindaraj

RP
Michael Chow
Brad Wilton
Pamela Loughton

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Trauma, be it that resulting from a form of abuse: emotional, physical, or sexual, or from an event, or altercation, can significantly impact your daily life, and your relationships. Working with a therapist to uncover the beginning of problematic coping mechanisms, and to discover ways to cope that are healthy, and helpful can be a constructive way to move through past hurts. There are several therapeutic techniques that can be helpful when dealing with trauma, and/or abuse, such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

MSW, RSW
Alina Chirila
Ghazala Fauzia
Chad Bouma
Yoke Kennedy
Sanjay Govindaraj

RP
Kyoung Kim
Rebecca Larson
Michael Chow
Bradley Wilton
Pamela Loughton
Sara Murphy

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Addictions are often a result of ways that we have learned to deal with difficult feelings, or situation. In the beginning, it seems to work as a method of coping, but over time it becomes more problematic and causes difficulties in our everyday life. Whether it is a substance, or a process addiction, we can help.

For more information on different types of addiction, please visit our FAQ section.

MSW, RSW
Ghazala Fauzia
Yoke Kennedy
Sanjay Govindaraj

RP
Kyoung Kimi
Rebecca Larson
Bradley Wilton
Pamela Loughton
Sara Murphy

Art Therapist
Heidi Argyle

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Body image is something widely discussed in public, be it on social media, in television commercials, or in magazines. In our world, we’re bombarded with society’s idea of what the ‘perfect’ person, and the ‘perfect’ body should look like. This can cause a lot of unnecessary pressure and pain when our body, or sense of self doesn’t measure up. Working with a trained therapist can help you navigate those pressures, and reacquaint yourself with the real you – the you who is enough, exactly as you are.

MSW, RSW
Yoke Kennedy

RP
Kyoung Kim
Bradley Wilton
Sara Murphy

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Sexuality and gender can be a complicated thing for many people – and we here at the Glebe want you to know that this is a safe place for you to work through any questions you might have. Our goal as a Centre is to work with you to provide you the tools you need to help express a sexuality, or gender, that feels right to you.

MSW, RSW:
Yoke Kennedy
Sanjay Govindaraj

RP
Pamela Loughton
Sara Murphy

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Anger, by itself, is a healthy human emotion that we all experience. However, sometimes it can take over and become our main response to any situation, which can cause us difficulty maintaining relationships both personal and professional. Working with a therapist who is experienced in dealing with anger, or rage, is a great way to get to the root of what’s causing your anger, and perhaps come up with different ways of dealing with challenges, and other coping mechanisms during times of stress.

MSW, RSW
Ghazala Fauzia
Chad Bouma
Yoke Kennedy
Sanjay Govindaraj

RP

Kyoung Kim
Michael Chow
Bradley Wilton
Pamela Loughton

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