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. In 2018 we added two new practitioners to our collaborative team, Dr. Carmen Thompson and Georgette Whitehead, MSW, RSW.
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.