Russell Stagg
Master's in Counselling Psychology
Registered Clinical Counsellor

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Trauma therapy

You've experienced trauma in your life, and things aren't getting better on their own. Perhaps you're recovering from sexual assault or sexual abuse. Perhaps you're dealing with conditions such as PTSD. Perhaps you're trying to cope using alcohol or drugs. Whether you realize it or not, the trauma gave you messages that continue to devastate your life.

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, 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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