Areas of Expertise
At Jeff Packer MSW & Associates Inc. our professional counsellors have assisted a wide range of people of all ages and from all walks of life. For over twenty-five years, we have helped thousands of people resolve challenges, improve relationships, develop effective coping strategies and strengthen their mental health.
Using evidence based approaches, we offer individuals, couples, and families counselling that is designed to address your specific concerns, develop coping and stress management skills and help you increase communication and relationship quality. We work as a team, mutually collaborating and contributing to supervision and training. We keep abreast of the latest research and professional practice wisdom by attending professional seminars and workshops, reading educational materials, presenting trainings and public speaking on a variety of psychosocial health and wellness topics. In addition, our professional counsellors have specific training in psychotherapy, counselling and social work disciplines annually.
We also provide five two-hour psycho-educational workshops for couples, parents, people struggling with anxiety and depression and those wanting relationship skill enhancements. All workshops touch upon proactive communication and stress management strategies. These workshops are part of our Food 4 Thought Thursdays (FFTT) program to assist by offering *free counselling and training options (*free – we suggest, if possible, a donation of non-perishable food items for our local food bank).
We have received specialized training in the following areas.
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- Affairs and Adultery
- Coping with / adjusting to life stressors
- Separation, divorce & reforming of families
- Abuse & violence
- Adolescent change and independence
- Relationship development & enhancement
- Addictions and/or Substance Misuse
- Diabetes/chronic illness – Treatment compliance
- Anger management
- Legal system involvement/criminal rehabilitation
- Grief & loss
- Spirituality, beliefs & values
- Employment satisfaction & productivity
- School performance
- Childhood development
- Disordered eating
- Intimacy & sexuality