Darlene Mathews

Clinical Counsellor

Mental health is a critical element of a fulfilling life. Yet, for some, it is just a mirage. As we transition through life, we experience unhappiness, anxiousness, depression, grief, and loss, which can have negative effects on our mind, body and soul and even negatively impact those around us. Although reaching out to a counsellor can make a person feel vulnerable it is through that vulnerability that assists us in building self-esteem, confidence and resilience to move forward in our lives. In my practice, I emphasize creating a trusting professional relationship using compassion, empathy and understanding your circumstance more clearly. With added support and education, we can alleviate the current intensity of the struggle or difficult situation. I am a Registered Clinical counsellor,  Registered Social Worker and a Certified Clinical Supervisor assisting other clinicians in their practice. I have been in private practice for over 25 years. I have worked in the health field as counsellor, advocate, coach, and group facilitator assisting people in the areas of:
    • Child Development and Parenting Struggles
    • Suicide Ideation and mental health in Children and Adults
    • Separation and Divorce
    • Depression and Anxiety / Mood Disorders
    • Grief and Loss counselling
    • Past or Recent Trauma
    • Communication / Anger Management
    • Assertiveness and Boundaries
    • Life Transitions
    • Personal development
    • Relationship and couples counselling
    • Sex Therapy for couples
    • Eating disorders and addictions
    • Gender dysphoria, LGBTQ transitions & other issues
Some tools/training that I use in my sessions
    • CBT
    • Emotion regulation
    • Resilience building
    • Sleep Hygiene
I practice and value the client-centered model knowing that you have your own answers. At this time in your personal or professional struggle, you may simply require different and unique questioning to come to a clearer understanding of your current situation. The single most important first step is to align with someone you will quickly know, like, and trust so that you can be as open and honest as your forge a new path for yourself.  I am intuitive, insightful, astute, and personable. I would be honored to join you on your journey to a deeper understanding of your resilience and personal development.

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