What makes life worth living? Arguably it is the relationships we form and experience. From birth onwards we communicate and interact with the world around us. The most vital of these experiences is our relationships with other human beings. These relationships shape who we become, our thinking process and our behaviour.
Whether in the workplace, in our homes or in any other setting, when problems in relationships develop and a resolution is difficult to find, it can seriously disrupt our lives, our ability to function normally and create ill health and even progress to a disease state.
For many reasons, pride, fear, denial, shame, we do not seek professional help with relationship problems or we do so when the situation has progressed further than it should have. Do not let this happen to you. There is someone you can talk to, who will listen and help, the individual and relationship therapist at Morgan Chiropractic & Wellness.
Edna Aryee , PhD., C.Psych, Counsellor
Edna Aryee obtained her Ph.D. with an Adjunct degree in Gender and Women’s Health from the University of Toronto; a CPA accredited doctoral program (Clinical and Counseling Psychology).
She completed her CPA accredited pre-doctoral internship with Correctional Services of Canada and the Forensic Behavioural Services both in Kingston, Ontario.
Her employment history includes, working at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; Forensic Assessment and Consultation Team, where she engaged in the implementation of evidenced-based forensic assessments, comprehensive psychological assessments and treatment modules. She also maintained a clinical/research consultant position with the Office of Transformative Global Health also at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Recently, she worked as a psychologist on a medium secure forensic unit at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences where she provided psychological services to patients with severe psychiatric and personality problems.
At Morgan Chiropractic & Wellness, Edna enjoys working with individuals, couples and families where she uses a variety of psychological interventions including (but not limited to) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Relational Therapy including culturally applicable strategies to individuals, couples and families. Edna also has extensive experience in DBT, CBT, EFT, MBCT, ACT, and particularly enjoys working with those who have emotional regulation and/or impulse control difficulties (i.e. BPD, PTSD, and Substance Abuse).
In 2015, she received the Community Role Model Honours by Senate Canada and Diversity Network respectively. Dr. Aryee has three peer reviewed publications, a book chapter and currently completing five forensic papers and two youth leadership books.
Edna Aryee is a member in good standing with the Canadian Psychological Association.
An individual and relationship therapist provides a variety of services including but not limited to:
- individual counselling; helps individuals deal with challenges in emotional, interpersonal, educational, work, and spiritual areas of life;
- couple & family counselling; helps establish and maintain open and effective communication, resolve conflicts, and foster personal growth in relationships, as well as to provide training in children's behaviour modification and in general parenting skills; and
- marriage preparation counselling; (Individuals & Couples) and seminars (groups), focuses on the reality of marriage, primarily on issues that arise from differences in family background, personality, individual goals and expectations. Communication and conflict resolution are also major components of this exercise. As a result, couples are given the opportunity to go into marriage with their eyes – as well as their hearts – wide open.
Each person or situation is different from all others, and how much counselling is required depends on the particular circumstances.
Only if counselling is provided by a physician or a psychiatrist.
Some benefits packages do and some don’t. You need to check with your HR person.
Neither. The counsellor has a graduate degree in Counselling Psychology and specialist training in Marriage & Family Therapy.