Registered Psychotherapist (ON)
Licensed Counselling Therapist (NB)
Registered Clinical Counsellor (BC)
Sexual abuse & sexual assault therapy
Online/phone - Canada (except Quebec), UK, Australia
I am in Saint John, NB, Canada
I'm an expert on trauma recovery
I'm Russell Stagg, a trauma therapist specializing in sexual abuse and sexual assault. I've written about trauma for major psychology journals, and I'm a former hospital chaplain for the Emergency, Intensive Care, and Burn Units. If you're dealing with the trauma of sexual abuse or sexual assault, I believe I can help you.
I use the most effective therapies, not the trendy ones
It's highly probable you're suffering from PTSD, or at the very least, post-traumatic stress. I use the most effective therapies, not the trendy ones, and I base my PTSD approach on the strong recommendations of the American Psychological Association.
I start with a person-centred approach, which means I do my utmost to experience your situation as if it were my own. Then I use the techniques of cognitive-behavioural therapy to challenge and overcome toxic thoughts, behaviours, and emotions. I won't push you to revisit the past: the aim of therapy is to avoid reliving the past.
If you've been struggling with PTSD or repeated bouts of depression, I may also introduce you to the healing techniques of mindfulness. Used with caution, it can be a valuable tool. More
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