Mental Health Counselling

MaryLou provides individual counseling for youth, adolescents and adults, including counselling for parents and families. The counseling sessions are one hour in length and are facilitated in an non traditional farm environment. Sessions may include a variety of activities which are of interest and designed to engage the participant.

We also provide group therapy sessions.

Mental Health and Wellness Program Development

I have developed many mental health programs, for many ages and a variety of settings. Most recently authored  "Making it Better". This  is a mental health and wellness curriculum developed for schools. The manual provides teachers a guide and frame work to deliver mental health and wellness programming easily implemented within the classroom setting.

Outreach Presentations, Lectures and Community Education

As a skilled presenter, MaryLou provides training and education to groups on Mental Health and Wellness. MaryLou facilitates presentations to large and small groups, formal and informal settings, including parent groups, educators, school board members, health professionals, student groups and church groups to identify a few. The topics are designed to meet the interest and requirements of each request.

Examples of recent presentation topics:

1) Boundaries and Balance
2) Happiness and Mental Health – Health Essentials for Parents
3) Making it Better – Mental Health Program for Schools
4) Mental Health and Wellness – What can be done within Schools 
5) Happiness and Mental Health – for Students
6) Resilience
7) Pro-social Approach to Mental Health

Examples 2013 / 2014 Requests for presentations: 
D.I.F.D. Organization – Centurion Conference Center, Kemptville - Parent Council, Westminster Parent Council, UCDSB – North Grenville Family of Schools, Bell High School, Perth High School, Southgate Church (References available upon request)