Ethical, caring and safe relationships form the fabric of a rich and joyful life, therefore, individual and community healing go hand in hand.
We believe in the healing power of a therapeutic relationship, where clients can feel valued and empowered to envision, practice and create change. Creating this relationship is the starting point for therapy. In all aspects of our work – therapy, assessment, consultation and education – we are committed to our clients and to the bonds of family, friendship and community that sustain them. We are proud of the way that we, as a practice, contribute to community health.
Areas of special interest include: trauma, depression, life changes, grief, and chronic pain. Also, issues relating to adoption, including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), early life trauma, attachment-related difficulties and parenting challenges. We treat military veterans and their families with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, adjustment difficulties and/or chronic pain.
Grünberg Patterson Centre for Counselling and Assessment is a partnership between Dr. Serena Patterson, Ph.D., and Monika Grünberg, R.C.C. Since 1997, we have supported each other in daily practice, and offered a team approach to working with families.
Therapeutic space is sacred space.
The four walls of the therapy room are a safe container for the stories that we tell, the emotions that travel through us, the relationships that heal.
Ours is a calming space, which invites that which is inside of our clients—their own unique human spirit—to come forward.