At Acorn & Anchor Therapy Centre, we provide in-person and online sessions with clinicians who specialize in work and research in the often misunderstood area of "giftedness" or as we call it: GTIm People (Gifted, Talented, Intense-minded) 2e, and neurodiverse individuals (ADHD, ASD1, FASD).
Our clinicians also have expertise in working with those seeking support for a variety of life issues, and for those who are struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, and other issues of emotional and self-regulation.
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Our Overarching Acorn & Anchor Approach:
Our group of therapists, and counsellors (interns at times as well) practise using evidence-based modalities with a foundation in relational, trauma informed approaches that are client-focused, integrative, and grounded in best practice for individual client needs. Our fundamental therapeutic concepts, those integrated to meet client needs, at the Centre are based on interpersonal neurobiology, therapeutic alliance, unconditional positive regard, skill building, Family Systems (both external and Internal), CBT, DBT, ACT, play and art therapies, mindfulness, and other evidence-informed clinical practice methods.
Each therapist comes with their own unique skills, world experience, and expertise that enhances their own private practice, and each works in our "team based" setting with regular peer consultation, support and clinical supervision with our Director.
Our space is comfortable and inclusive. We, unfortunately do not have access to a main floor washroom but Wheelchairs can access the first floor where we have therapy space in the back of the beautiful "Stamen and Pistil Botanicals" store. Various therapists offer both in-person sessions and online sessions using a safe, secure, PHIPA/PIPEDA compliant platform (online sessions offered by most therapists).
At the Centre, some therapists offer a sliding scale (when available).
We are also a teaching centre, and can offer, as available, sessions with Master of Social Work or Child and Youth Care Practitioner student interns who have professional experience and intensive training at the Centre. Interns are fully supervised by an MSW/RSW Therapist at the Centre and would be covered under the supervising therapists registration. Interns also work on GTIm research and resource development, enhance our programs and services, and provide additional client connection through coaching and support.
As noted, we share space with Stamen and Pistil Botanicals - a beautiful and relaxing space for some "nature therapy" too! - (Offices in the North side, upper unit and lower space of the building).