Our Services

Quality counselling with an innovative approach.

Services are available virtually. In-person services are available for those located in Cornwall, SDG & Akwesasne and across Eastern Ontario.

Talk Therapy

The most traditional of our services, Talk Therapy focuses on sharing your personal experiences and working through difficult emotions and responses with the support of a counsellor.

We offer the following Talk Therapy Sessions:

  • Individual Sessions
  • Couples counselling
  • Group counselling

Framework Therapy

We offer Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioural based approaches, and other evidence-based approaches to help clients identify how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours work together and to develop the skills needed to overcome their personal challenges. We believe psychoeducation is an important aspect of treatment. We work with our clients to understand how their mind works to help them better understand how to monitor and control their emotions.

Framework therapy can include:

  • Mindfulness training
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Talk Therapy
  • Group Intervention
  • Stress Managment

Exposure Therapy

Better You counsellors offer exposure therapy through virtual reality for those looking to overcome fears or anxiety around specific situations or stimuli.

Biofeedback Training

By understanding your body's response to different stimuli, you can learn to identify the physiological changes that occur when you are under stress. At Better You, we work with you to recognize and regulate these responses in a safe and encouraging space.

Performance Enhancement Training

We believe that everyone is capable of reaching their full potential and we want to help you get there. By identifying the barriers that stop you from speaking confidently while presenting, making that breakaway goal, or performing your music for others, we can help you overcome these obstacles and reach your goals. Our Performance Enhancement Training is ideal for business professionals and athletes looking to strengthen their mental skills through understanding how we can positively influence our mindset in different environments and circumstances.

Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)

The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)

Humans need social connection. We look for cues of safety in other people by reading their faces, body language and tone of voice.

Some people, including adults and children who have experienced really difficult life events, are living with illness or injury, have sensory, learning or developmental differences, such as autism, or for many other reasons, may miss or misinterpret these cues as threatening.

Their autonomic nervous system may be biased toward experiencing the environment as unsafe, which can limit the body’s ability to heal and recover.

Auditory processing is a window into the nervous system. By listening to the specially filtered music of the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) in the context of a therapeutic relationship, the nervous system can be repatterned to better perceive calming frequencies, enhancing autonomic regulation by changing the way it responds to cues from the environment.

How does the Safe and Sound Protocol work?

The music of the SSP has been filtered through a patented, evidence-based algorithm that highlights specific sound frequencies that help regulate the autonomic nervous system and stimulate the vagus nerve.

What this means for you as a client:

• Helps improve nervous system regulation in children and adults to support many symptoms and conditions.

• Enhances and accelerates the impact of other therapies, such as CBT, EMDR, SE, IFS, and neurodevelopmental treatments.

Integrated Listening System (ILS)

The Integrated Listening System (ILS) is a program for improving brain and body function.

The combined elements of an ILS program — movement, treated music and bone conduction — help build the foundation for brain and body organization. By addressing brain function at a foundational level, we are better able to become more mentally and emotionally resilient, more effective at school or work, and function in our modern world.

The ILS is best at helping to improve:

• Learning and developmental differences

• Executive function, memory and communication

• Sensory and motor challenges (coordination, balance, and motor planning)

• Neurological injury or illness (brain injury, stroke, or memory loss)

What this means for you as a client:

• Improvement in memory, attention, and concentration, leading to better academic outcomes like reading comprehension

• An increased ability to self-monitor and regulate emotions and behavior

• Improvements in motor coordination and planning, and sensory processing

• Functional skill develops that improves participation in everyday activities

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy is an evidence-based treatment that helps individuals process distressing memories and experiences. By engaging in specific techniques like eye movements or taps, clients can reprocess traumatic events in a safe environment, leading to reduced emotional distress and improved mental well-being. EMDR is highly effective for addressing trauma-related disorders, anxiety, depression, and phobias, offering a path towards healing and resilience.

Our clients

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I feel like I got my life back. I have gained so much confidence in myself. I used to avoid and run from situations that scare me, but now I'm learning to face them with the tools I have gained from this experience.

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My child looks forward to his sessions with Ben, he is becoming more self aware, and is beginning to independently use strategies practiced with Ben to help him self regulate.

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I am slowly starting to gain confidence and manage my anxiety as I use the tools I have acquired through VR therapy more frequently.

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