Welcome to PACE Counselling
For some of you, this is your first step on your journey to living your best life. For others, you're hesitant and unsure. Either way congratulations for making it this far.
HOW PACE CAN HELP
At PACE Counselling we respect the diversity of challenges and stressors people face in their lives and are here to accommodate those needs. The following are some of the areas we work with.
Perinatal Mental Health (pregnancy and postpartum)
Infant and Toddler Sleep
Whether you’re experiencing ongoing challenges or something unexpected, counselling can support you in gaining new perspectives and skills. Together we will set goals to promote growth in making the life changes you are seeking.
Children and adolescents have their own stressors, challenges and mental health they live with. We are here to provide support for them to manage their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors in an effective way to be most successful.
If you’re looking for a deeper connection and insights to your partner prior to saying your “I do’s”, we use this time to explore various areas, shedding light on topics that might not have been discussed or explored in-depth.
Relationships all go through difficult times, whether they’re new or longer term. If you feel communication is breaking down, tensions are high and intimacy is low addressing these are the catalyst to a health and positive relationship.
Sometimes family life becomes stressful when every individual is bringing their own challenges into the dynamics. Having family structure and goals can promote effective functioning within the family as a whole through working through relational or outside side issues that are bring brought into the home.
PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH
Having a baby is so special and so challenging. To be the best parents we can we need to prioritize our own mental health. With a focus on the fourth trimester and all the changes and challenges that come along with it we want to support you to feel your best during the months and years following having a baby.
DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOUR THERAPY
PACE Counselling offers full DBT programs. DBT is an evidence-based therapy to help individuals develop skills and strategies to support them in building a healthy life worth living.
The goal of DBT is to:
Shift a person from feeling life is out of their control to having behavioural control
Shift a person from feeling suffering and desperation to full emotional experiences and emotional regulation
To find self-respect, create life goals, and live a life of happiness and unhappiness
INFANT SLEEP CONSULTING
Sleep; or lack thereof, is only what we see.
Using an attachment focused approach to infants and toddlers sleep we target a variety of areas to ensure all developmental needs are being met while promoting better sleep. This baby-led approach is sleep without sleep training.
THE PACE TEAM
Bringing out the best in you!
Kristen is a Registered Psychotherapist who holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Toronto, an advanced Diploma in Child and Youth Work from Sheridan College and a Masters of Arts Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.
I am also a certified baby-led sleep specialist.
Sabine is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP). She earned her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.
Stephanie is a pre-licensed professional working toward registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and is supervised by Kristen Drozda. She earned a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Child Study and Education from the University of Toronto, along with a Post-Graduate Certificate in International Development from the University of British Columbia.
WHAT WE STAND FOR
We strive to facilitate access to the resources individuals and families require maintaining and improving mental health and community integration; building resilience and supporting recovery from mental health.
At PACE Counselling we work from a partnership approach where you are in the driver's seat of your life and we are in the passenger seat helping with navigation and passing you the tools you need for success.
We believe in accountability whereby you have choice in all matters of your life and we have accountability to you to provide you a safe space and effective evidence-based service.
Compassion and understanding is at the forefront of our work, where we offer empathy and a non-judgmental space to share and explore yourself and any concerns you are experiencing.
We hold ourselves at a standard of providing equity to service everyone seeking out support and doing it in a way that meets your personal and unique needs. We look forward to meeting you and beginning this journey with you.
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