Russell Stagg
Master's in Counselling Psychology
Registered Clinical Counsellor

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Sexual abuse and assault

Whether you realize it or not, your victimization gave you devastating messages you tell yourself every time you feel worthless or damaged. Every time you struggle with depression, anxiety, anger, addictions, or PTSD. Every time you get victimized.

My person-centred approach means I do my utmost to experience your situation as if it were my own. I also use the techniques of cognitive-behavioural therapy to challenge and overcome toxic thoughts, behaviours, and emotions. Please know I won’t push you to revisit the past. The aim of therapy is to avoid revisiting the past! And if you've been struggling with addiction, PTSD, or repeated bouts of depression, I will introduce you to the techniques of mindfulness, which can cut your chance of relapse in half.

My specialty is trauma (including sexual trauma), and my articles on the subject (including an invited article) have been published in major psychological journals. Here's what I have to say about EMDR.

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