Adult Counselling

Adult Counselling

Edmonton-based therapists, Shaheen Alarakhia, Selena Arcovio, and Adam Sartore, provide adult counselling services for those who are looking to overcome the stress, anxiety, and fear that has taken hold over their life and made living unenjoyable. With their holistic approach to mental health issues, our experienced counsellors are able to help their clients find the healing they need to take positive steps towards living the life they’ve always wanted.

Contact us today to begin your healing journey by booking your first session.


Providing Peace

Our holistic counsellors, work with their clients to better understand the specific issues they’re facing so they can begin working towards finding the peace they need to live a happy and fulfilling life. By providing an environment for people to feel at ease and make them feel truly heard and understood, therapy provides a safe and confidential space for reflection and personal growth to begin. By tackling the issues you may have been avoiding for too long head-on, our Edmonton-based therapists can help you put in place healthy coping mechanisms and strategies that will help you now and in the future.

Receive the Healing You Need Whenever and Wherever You Are

Life can get busy but counselling doesn't need to be put aside. In addition to in-person adult counselling sessions, Holistic Healing Counselling is able to provide you with the healing you need to live a happy and productive life from wherever you are in Alberta. This easy and convenient form of therapy allows those with busy schedules to avoid having to take time off from work or postpone other engagements to receive the mental health care they need. By being able to access our therapists online and on short notice, those who are dealing with crisis situations or those who need immediate guidance can receive the support and understanding they need to navigate the turbulent waters that everyday life brings with it.

Rearrange Your Thoughts to Rearrange Your Feelings

Using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), our therapists are able to help their clients refocus and reframe their thoughts. By doing this, clients are able to harness their internal strengths and positive self-talk to free themselves from unhelpful patterns which previously limited their life. With her talk therapy, Holistic Healing Counselling provides an ideal setting for those who feel they haven’t been heard to finally receive the attention and care they truly need to make positive strides in their mental health. Other forms of therapy provided by our therapists include:

  • Narrative Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness Self-Compassion Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing  Therapy (EMDR)

Treating the Cause, Not the Symptoms

Nothing in life happens in isolation, especially the mental health issues we face on an everyday basis. Everything is interconnected and works in conjunction with one another. What separates Holistic Healing Counselling's approach to counselling is our focus on treating the whole picture, not just the specific symptom you may currently be facing. By approaching counselling in this method, our experienced counsellors are able to isolate the root cause of your mental health issue so healing can begin. Too often when a specific symptom such as anxiety is addressed through tools to reduce that particular problem, the root issue will manifest itself in other ways. In addressing the main cause immediately and thoroughly, your Edmonton-based Therapist is able to help eliminate or reduce the resulting symptoms that have been causing your suffering.

You Don’t Need to Weather the Storm by Yourself

Counselling isn’t just for those who are in crisis situations. This misconception about therapy has led to too many people thinking they have to weather the storm inside their head on their own without any help. While family and friends can be an amazing support system, sometimes there are things we can’t bring ourselves to tell them out of the fear that they’ll think differently or less about us. Other times, friends and family simply aren’t as supportive or helpful as we would like them to be when we turn to them for support with the issues or problems that are going on in our lives. That’s where Holistic Healing can help. We provide a confidential and safe space where anything that’s on your mind can be brought up and addressed in a constructive and professional manner. There’s no judgment, no guilt, and no criticism involved in our sessions. Simply empathetic ears and productive, evidenced-based strategies to help you overcome whatever it is you may be facing.

How Our Online Adult Counselling Works

1. Book a free initial consultation: This 15 minute session allows you to meet with your therapist and explain what you would like to work on with her. During this brief initial introduction, you and your counsellor will see whether you're a good fit for one another and if the areas you would like help with are the root cause of your dissatisfaction, or merely a symptom of something deeper going on. You will also be able to ask your therapist any questions you may have about the therapeutic process, or bring up any other concerns.

2. Book an initial assessment: This initial 50-minute session allows your Edmonton-based therapist to walk you through the counselling process and outline what you can expect from her. You will then discuss the goals you hope to achieve through your counselling and what is really going on in your life. This first session is primarily used to get to know one another but many people report they feel better, lighter, and more positive because they finally have someone to listen to them and are moving forward with their issues by receiving the help they need for them.

3. Counselling sessions begin: Once the initial assessment takes place, we then move forward to counselling sessions. These sessions can occur on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis depending on your needs. During these sessions we will come up with interventions that are specific to the issues you’re facing. You will then try these evidenced-based interventions out in the time between sessions to see if they work for you and the problems you’re facing. In the sessions we will explore your past and early childhood experiences to see how they may be contributing to your current problems. If necessary, we will also process past traumatic experiences or memories together so we can better equip you to leave your past behind.

Ready to address the issues causing you pain?

Sometimes admitting you need help is the hardest part of the whole process. If you’re ready to take that first challenging step towards living a happier life, contact Holistic Healing today to set up a free initial consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I know if I need therapy?

Mental health has primarily been something that is ignored until there is a crisis. Thankfully, this is starting to change. The truth is that EVERYONE can benefit from seeing a counsellor just like everyone can benefit from getting a check-up at the doctor or going to the dentist regularly. Mental health is health. You'll never regret improving your life through counselling, but you might wonder what could have been achieved should you forgo therapy.


How do I know counselling will work for me?

Counselling has excellent outcomes when a client and counsellor have a good relationship due to the fact the client feels safe, heard, and understood. At Holistic Healing we have seen client's whole lives transform because of the counselling we've provided them. Oftentimes, quicker than they expect. Many clients report feeling better after just the first session.


How many counselling sessions does it take to make progress and find healing?

This really depends on what it is you are looking to achieve. On average, most clients find 6-8 sessions to be what they require. For some clients with complex trauma, this number may be higher. Whereas for some with a single issue such as occupational stress, this number might be lower.

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Welcome to Holistic Healing

Welcome to Holistic Healing

Meet our certified therapists, Adam, Selena, Juanita, and Shaheen. No matter what you want to work on, we have a therapist to help. Our Counsellors focus on helping you feel at ease by allowing you to feel heard and understood. By using a holistic, or whole picture approach, our trained Counsellors can help their patients live a happier, more authentic life. Our therapists offer adult counselling, couples counselling, and adolescent/teen counselling. Interested in learning more? Need to book a session? Contact Us here.

 

Live a Happier Life

Counselling doesn’t just have to be for those who have reached a crisis situation. If you want to live a happier life by discussing the issues that are causing you stress, anxiety, or fear, contact Holistic Healing today to book your free initial consultation.

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