How Michael White Psychology can Help
Areas of Interest
- Stress Management, including School Stress
- Relationship Difficulties (not marriage or family counselling)
- Sexual / Gender Identity
- Child Behaviour
- Learning Disabilities / Dyslexia
- Childhood and Adult Trauma.
Counselling services are provided from adolescence through to adulthood. Mike believes in a person-centered philosophy to help you find strength and develop new skills. Every client is an expert of their lived experience. Counselling is not about finding disorders or dysfunction. It is about recognizing the obstacles in your path and finding ways to overcome those obstacles. His approaches to counselling typically involve solution-focused and cognitive behavioural methods. Other ideas are brought in as needed.
Psychological assessment is about clarifying what is impacting a client’s behaviour, learning and/or development. The goal of an assessment is a better understanding of how to help growth and progress. This may result in a diagnosis when appropriate. Mike has years of experience in assessment for learning disabilities, Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder, intellectual disabilities, and behaviourally complex children and youth. A thorough, individualized assessment results in a plan forward for individuals and/or parents.
Mike has provided customized group training for volunteers, community-based organizations, and health regions. Topics have included listening and communication skills, assertiveness, relationships and boundaries, working with vulnerable groups, understanding anxiety, addictions, and self-care. Training length and content can be tailored to meet the needs of your organization.