Is it time to seek a therapist for counselling?

Is your life not quite where you would like it to be? Are you struggling with relationships, life stage, or career issues? Are you trying to solve these problems yourself, or perhaps with the help of family and friends, yet still feeling stuck or misunderstood? Then maybe it’s time to seek counselling.

There are times in life when we feel like we may need some guidance or feedback from a professional. There is tremendous value in talking through your ideas, problems, and feelings with a psychotherapist who has the experience, training and expertise to understand what you are going through, and help you create a plan to turn your life around.


Would I be a good candidate for counselling?

  • Are you feeling sad, negative or depressed?
  • Do you need a boost to your self-esteem?
  • Are you suffering from anxiety or anxiety disorders (stress, fears and obsessions)?
  • Are you having problems with drug or alcohol addictions, or eating disorders?
  • Are you having trouble maintaining a satisfactory relationship?


Starting the process of individual counseling with a therapist can be both empowering and frightening. I am very aware of the feelings that may be brought to the first few sessions. For this reason, it is the client who sets the pace initially. My approach is solution focused, cognitive, and proactive. Working as a team, we try to gain insight, confront obstacles to change and develop skills, which will lead to confident decision making and lasting solutions.

I work with individuals undergoing various personal challenges such as dating and relationship dilemmas, infidelity, break-ups or divorce, parenting, career issues, sexual concerns, life stage crisises, addictions, LGBTQ issues, family problems, blended families, depression, anxiety, stress management, and so much more.



Youth & teens

Teens deal with all sorts of issues such as school stress, homework, test anxiety, bullying, or peer pressure. Many youth struggle with sexual identity and sexual pressure.  Others need help to discuss their feelings about family issues, particularly if there's a major transition, such as a divorce, move, serious illness or loss. In some cases it's not clear what's caused a child to suddenly seem withdrawn, worried, stressed, sulky, or tearful. If you feel your child might have an emotional or behavioural problem or needs help coping, trust your instincts.  Call to make an appointment.

For an appointment, contact:

Ron Paviglianiti, RPC


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