Respectful, Confidential, Efficient Therapy
Niagara Stress & Trauma Clinic (NSTC) has been operating in the Niagara region since 1993, initially as the Marriage & Family Therapy Clinic. We offer a range of services to citizens of the Niagara region, including individual, couple & family therapy, play therapy, EMDR trauma therapy as well as consultation and training for other clinicians.
THERAPISTS EXPERTISE & ACCOUNTABILITY
Our therapists have a higher level of expertise and accountability than is usual. In addition to having Masters degrees we are all registered or certified by a governing professional association with tough training standards and a Code of Ethics with sanctioning power. We actively seek to enhance our skills and expertise through on-going training and supervision, and are committed to continuing this throughout our careers.
THERAPY IS COLLABORATIVE, RESPECTFUL & POSITIVE
Therapy at NSTC is conducted in the knowledge that each of our clients has many resources available to them under normal circumstances. You may be feeling that your resources are temporarily unavailable due to stress, abuse or trauma. You may feel stuck. In therapy, we help you rediscover your own resources, making them available to you while you cope with your current situation. We help you to move from feeling helpless to feeling competent again.
We notice what works, not what's wrong. We continually check with you about whether the work is useful and actually having an impact on your life, because you are the best judge of your therapy. Your therapy will last only as long as it must in order to return your feeling of self confidence. In some cases, effective therapy may only take a few sessions to complete and in some cases, it is long-term.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THERAPY?
All individuals and families experience difficulties, especially during times of transition. For example, when a couple starts a family, when children move into adolescence or adulthood, or when adults move from employment to retirement, the individual's or family's previous ways of managing may no longer work as well as they used to.
Similarly, when stresses & traumas such as school problems, illness, injury, abuse, substance abuse, separation, loss, or unemployment occur, people may find that they need to discover additional ways of handling their lives.
The clinic is located in a pleasant downtown St. Catharines medical-arts building. Its facilities are comfortable and welcoming to both adults and children. This is a small clinic; the person you talk to on the telephone is usually the person you will be working with. We keep short, respectful records that you are welcome to see, and we keep them securely. Your privacy and confidentiality are protected by every possible means. There is usually minimal or no waiting period for appointments and we offer some evening times. Sessions are typically an hour in length (although trauma therapy can also be done in 90-minute sessions).
We do not require a referral. You are free to call the clinic directly.
Consultation and Training for other therapists (Niagara Stress & Trauma Clinic training program): We are a resource, mentorship, consultation and training centre for EMDR clinicians, offering EMDRIA-Approved Consultation, Basic EMDR Training, a local Regional Meeting Group and Certification Associateship. + More