Jason Dobbs

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I focus primarily on helping men of all ages heal and revitalize their relationships. Of all the relationships we maintain, the most important one is with ourselves. Through our own inner dialogue of feelings and thoughts we read and tell our own story. I believe this awareness of how feelings and thoughts manifest in our body and minds is at the heart of counselling and the human condition. Emotions get stored in our body and have a history.  In the space we share, I will provide a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for you to tell your story, and to write the next chapter in your life. Sometimes this isn’t easy, because we have been telling ourselves the same story that we might want to change for a long time. Together we may try to understand how your past influences you, highlight the strengths you have shown, and build resiliency along with the current difficulties you may face. When depression, anxiety, shame, and/or trauma influences the way we speak, think, and act, we are robbed of our own story telling rights. You have the right to be who you want to be.

Combining various approaches, such as Narrative, Polyvagal, Mindful Cognitive Behavioural, Inner Family Systems, Existential, Brain Based, Trauma Informed, Solution, Emotionally, and Compassion Focused Therapy, we will collaborate on what you need to grow, and consistently on what you want that growth to look like. You are in the driver’s seat, and since I believe the answers and solutions you seek are already inside you, our time together will be tailored to suit your needs, in a person centered and unconditionally accepting manner. With all the demands society puts on us today, as men, we sometimes need to bring forth extra strength to be vulnerable. I will provide a safe space for you to do so.

AREAS OF SPECIALTY

Individual Counseling

Child / Adolescent Counselling

Family Counselling

Couples Supervision

THERAPY APPROACHES

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • EMDR

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy

  • Existential

  • Family Systems

  • Gottman

  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy

  • Narrative

  • Person-centered

  • Play

  • Solution Focused

  • Trauma Informed

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)