Alma Saric

Alma Saric

Welcome! Please know that I feel privileged that you are taking the time out to read my bio. You have already completed the hardest step in this journey by acknowledging and reaching out for some extra help. I applaud you!

My philosophy is that the relationship between counsellor and client is a deeply personal and finding the ‘right-fit’ is of real importance to successful therapy. I consider therapy to be a collaborative process and a strong therapeutic relationship is essential in creating an environment that fosters change and personal growth. I am committed to helping people overcome addictions to alcohol and drugs, eating disorder, depression, anxiety, life/work issues, concurrent mood disorders, obsessive-compulsory disorder, attention-deficient hyperactivity disorder, and other stresses that affect all of us at some time in our lives. My other passion and area of expertise is working with children (5+) and their families to navigate through challenging life situations such as divorce, co-parenting, self-esteem issues, forming healthy relationships, family issues and life transitions.

I believe that healing is a collaborative effort that requires honest caring without judgement, and I cooperatively assist my clients in clarifying their goals for treatment. Through 8 years of practice, I draw from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach to each individual and situation.

As a therapist, I am warm, open, encouraging, and direct. I consider myself an active therapist who combines holistic approaches with experience, education, creativity, and sense of humour with a down-to-earth, realistic approach to counseling. In my office you will feel welcomed and validated as we partner together to face your present concerns and begin to live a fulfilling life!

Treatment specialities: working with children, adolescents and youth, anger management, general and social anxiety, panic attacks and panic disorders, depression, self-esteem, stress tolerance, bi-polar disorder, concurrent mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, LGTBQ issues, career/work issues, family of origin issues, trauma, substance abuse.

Therapeutic modalities: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Play-Therapy, Family Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Hard-Reduction Model for addictions, Solution- Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI). My approach to practice is holistic and strengths based. Drawing from evidence-based practice to tailor treatment for clients, I use attachment, narrative, cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic, interpersonal therapies as well as mindfulness to meet clients where they are in their healing journey. The inclusion of spiritual aspects of the individual is also welcomed in treatment.

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