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Counselling for Anxiety (online or in-person)

Counselling for Anxiety (online or in-person)

Counselling for anxiety

Counselling for Anxiety

Anxiety can show up on many occasions: for some people it is at their workplace or during a job interview. Other people feel anxious in social situations, while finding a partner or making new friends. Some people experience constant worries about the future. While a certain level of anxiety is natural, it becomes problematic if it is holding us back to live our lives to the fullest.

Does anxiety cause you distress?

While a certain level of anxiety is natural, anxiety can sometimes control our lives and cause significant distress. Some people feel so anxious that they avoid certain situations. However, this avoidance can have the opposite effect and increase anxiety. In worse cases, anxiety can provoke a panic attack. How does anxiety affect your life?

When can it be useful to seek counselling for anxiety?

You may consider finding new ways to deal with anxiety if you experience anxiety that reduces your quality of life or prevents you from achieving your goals. Furthermore, you may notice that you avoid certain situations because of your anxiety or that it is getting worse. While it might be hard for you to imagine right now, you can learn to manage your anxiety in a better way and improve your quality of life.

How can counselling for anxiety support you?

We are unique individuals and some strategies may work for you, others won’t. Through counselling for anxiety, you will find your individual strategies to deal with anxiety and improve your quality of living.

In our collaboration, you will:

  • Learn new strategies to manage your anxiety and experiment with them to find those that work well for you. 
  • Learn breathing and awareness techniques that support you in being present.
  • Increase your understanding of anxiety as part of the process of overcoming it.
  • Expand your social skills.

Cost of Counselling Sessions

Counselling sessions are provided either in-person or online via video. The price for an in-person session is CAD 110 (+GST). The cost for a video session is CAD 85 (+GST). A sliding scale price is available on request.

Free discovery session (via phone)

I am offering a free discovery session so that we can get to know each other better and answer any questions. If you are interested in working with me, please request a free discovery session by filling out the following form. I am looking forward to hearing from you:

About Natalie

Natalie Jovanic – as a Counsellor, Systemic Coach, and Facilitator – specializes in working with diverse clients who have experienced trauma or adverse childhood experiences. Natalie is passionate about supporting their clients to transform their lives and experience more joy and fulfillment. Many of Natalie’s clients belong to marginalized communities such as sexually or gender-diverse people or BIPOC people. Their services are trauma-informed and integrate EMDR, recognized as the leading trauma-resolution method, as well as anti-oppressive/anti-racist practices.

Additionally, Natalie provides workshops, mentoring and consultancy services around power and privilege for organizations and mental health professionals. The training covers topics like navigating white privilege healthily, creating a respectful culture for gender and sexually diverse people, and anti-oppressive practices.

Natalie is also the author of A Brave, True Story and hosts the podcast Smart Relationship Moves. They are registered with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada and the Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta.

Online Counselling for Toxic Relationships

Online counselling for toxic relationships

Online counselling for toxic relationships

Counselling could be beneficial for you if one of these cases resonates with you: Some of my clients are in a toxic relationship and want to explore more empowering strategies. This includes not only romantic relationships but also relationships with siblings, parents or with a manager. Apart from this, other clients coparent with a toxic ex-partner and want new strategies to navigate this.

Toxic relationships are often exhausting and confusing. If you want to break the toxic dynamics, you can choose to learn strategies to deal with them effectively through online counselling for toxic relationships. Through the process, you will gain clarity and learn the skills necessary to respond to a toxic relationship in an empowered way.

What will you get out of our collaboration?

Through our collaboration, you will:

  • LEARN TO DISCERN between healthy and toxic behaviours in relationships
  • INCREASE YOUR AWARENESS about unhealthy dynamics in your relationship
  • APPLY STRATEGIES to address unhealthy dynamics
  • LEARN SKILLS to have healthy behaviours in relationships
  • HEAL UNCONSCIOUS WOUNDS that block you from having healthy relationships
  • RELEASE painful emotions
  • INCREASE your self-confidence

As a result, you will be empowered to make choices that are for your best.

Costs for online counselling for toxic relationships

The regular price is CA$75 per video counselling session. A sliding scale pricing is available to make counselling accessible for people with different income levels.

Free discovery session (via phone)

I am offering a free discovery session so that we can get to know each other better and answer any questions. If you are interested in working with me, please request a free discovery session by filling out the following form. I am looking forward to hearing from you:

About Natalie

Natalie Jovanic is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Shiatsu Therapist, and Author of A Brave, True Story. They provide trauma-informed services that integrate EMDR which is recognized as the leading trauma-resolution method. Natalie is registered with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada and the Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta.

Counselling for Recovery from Trauma (Online or in-person)

Online Counselling for Trauma

Counselling for Recovery from Trauma

Trauma is an emotional response to a deeply painful or disturbing event. Trauma usually overwhelms our ability to cope with the situation. The experience of the individual determines whether an event is traumatic. Adverse childhood experiences can also have a trauma-like impact. Therefore, there are no objective criteria to evaluate which events will produce post-trauma stress symptoms. 

Experiences of trauma may affect our mental, emotional, and physical health. Counselling for trauma can help you overcome the effects of trauma and increase your emotional and mental wellbeing.

How does the recovery process look like?

There are common principles to recover from the effects of trauma. However, each person has their individual healing journey. Therefore, it is important to create an individual treatment plan based on your specific situation.

In our collaboration, we will first evaluate your current situation and define treatment goals. Afterwards, we will create a treatment plan that is adapted to your needs. The following areas are common for recovering from trauma

  • Creating safety and stabilizing yourself in your life

  • Restore control over traumatic reactions like dissociations or flashbacks

  • Psychoeducation to better understand how trauma impacts our bodies

  • Process and integrate the traumatic experiences
  • Nurture post-traumatic growth

Many people are afraid to enter therapy to recover from trauma. This is natural since these memories were often too much to handle when they happened. However, in a therapeutic context, trauma resolution is done when the client is well prepared for it. If we do not integrate those memories, they may lead to maladaptive coping mechanisms. Additionally, they may prevent us from experience freedom and happiness.

A trauma-informed process ensures that the resolution of traumatic memories happens when it is manageable for the individual. Counselling for trauma supports you to recover from the effects of traumatic memories and re-create well-being in your life.

Cost of Counselling Sessions

Counselling sessions are provided either in-person or online via video. The price for an in-person session is CAD 110 (+GST). The cost for a video session is CAD 85 (+GST). A sliding scale price is available on request.

Free discovery session (via phone)

I am offering a free discovery session so that we can get to know each other better and answer any questions. If you are interested in working with me, please request a free discovery session by filling out the following form. I am looking forward to hearing from you:

About Natalie

Natalie Jovanic – as a Counsellor, Systemic Coach, and Facilitator – specializes in working with diverse clients who have experienced trauma or adverse childhood experiences. Natalie is passionate about supporting their clients to transform their lives and experience more joy and fulfillment. Many of Natalie’s clients belong to marginalized communities such as sexually or gender-diverse people or BIPOC people. Their services are trauma-informed and integrate EMDR, recognized as the leading trauma-resolution method, as well as anti-oppressive/anti-racist practices.

Additionally, Natalie provides workshops, mentoring and consultancy services around power and privilege for organizations and mental health professionals. The training covers topics like navigating white privilege healthily, creating a respectful culture for gender and sexually diverse people, and anti-oppressive practices.

Natalie is also the author of A Brave, True Story and hosts the podcast Smart Relationship Moves. They are registered with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada and the Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta.

Check out Natalie’s profile on Psychology Today.

Counselling to Empower Queer Individuals (Online or in-person)

Members of the LGBTQ2S+ community often struggle with finding appropriate support services since not all service providers are knowledgeable concerning the issues that queer people face.

You have a safe space

I offers you safe space where you can explore your story and have the freedom to be yourself. In our collaboration, you can explore a variety of topics, such as:

  • Exploring your gender and sexual identity
  • Recovery from past trauma whether it is systemically or individually
  • Dealing with toxic family members or friends in an empowered way
  • Finding empowering ways to navigate experiences of oppression
  • Managing social anxiety or other mental health issues due to the experience of oppression

You find solutions to empower yourself

Counselling is a process in which we will collaborate to achieve profound changes. As the client, you define the goals you want to achieve with your process. As your counsellor, I listen to your story and support you in finding the answers your need within yourself. I might suggest tools I consider beneficial for you. I will collaborate with you so that you can achieve your goals.

Counselling based on your individual needs

Everybody is unique and different, therefore no counselling process is the same. During your counselling process, we will the tools and resources that fit to your individual story, your personality and your needs. Additionally, you will become connected with your inner resources and increase capacities to deal with the world as it is. As a result, you will feel more aligned with yourself, more joyful and empowered to be yourself.

Cost of  Counselling Sessions

Counselling sessions are provided either in-person or online via video. The price for an in-person session is CAD 110 (+GST). The cost for a video session is CAD 85 (+GST). A sliding scale price is available on request.

Free discovery session (via phone)

I am offering a free discovery session so that we can get to know each other better and answer any questions. If you are interested in working with me, please request a free discovery session by filling out the following form. I am looking forward to hearing from you:

About Natalie

Natalie Jovanic (they/them) – as a Counsellor, Systemic Coach, and Facilitator – specializes in working with diverse clients who have experienced trauma or adverse childhood experiences. Natalie is passionate about supporting their clients to transform their lives and experience more joy and fulfillment. Many of Natalie’s clients belong to marginalized communities such as sexually or gender-diverse people or BIPOC people. Their services are trauma-informed and integrate EMDR, recognized as the leading trauma-resolution method, as well as anti-oppressive/anti-racist practices.

Additionally, Natalie provides workshops, mentoring and consultancy services around power and privilege for organizations and mental health professionals. The training covers topics like navigating white privilege healthily, creating a respectful culture for gender and sexually diverse people, and anti-oppressive practices.

Natalie is also the author of A Brave, True Story and hosts the podcast Smart Relationship Moves. They are registered with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada and the Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta.