Regulated Services Provided: Psychotherapist
Description of services offered: As a psychotherapist I have extensive training and experience in supporting people with Autism and I am a Certified Trauma Counsellor with the International Association of Trauma Professionals. In my experience is often imperative to understand individuals with Autism as a unique individual and how their unique needs related their Autism (e.g. interpreting social cues, sensory integration issues) are impacted by stressors within their lives, relationships and environments. This is often accomplished through a biopsychosocial model of stress. Furthermore, developing a deeper understanding of an individual’s models of processing stress and emotions are understood through a relational model of psychotherapy and a polyvagal mode of assessment. Upon developing an understanding of the individuals unique needs supports are collaboratively. developed to develop individual psychotherapeutic support and interventions (e.g. insight based approaches, mindfulness models, cognitive approaches).
Brad Forbes (Psychotherapist)
Age Groups Served: High School
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