donna vidas counselling

I believe each individual is unique and therefore work closely with clients to see what approach best meets their individual needs.  I view people holistically and work on integrating a person's mind, body, and spirit in our work together.  I believe that each person has within him or her the ability to heal and transform their lives.

My theoretical orientation can best be described as humanistic and eclectic. My Adlerian training gave me a respectful, optimistic, and holistic view of people, and my dedication to ongoing post-graduate training has allowed me to integrate other evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and EMDR in my work with clients. 

Approaches I am currently utilizing regularly in therapy are: Lifespan Integration, Body Focusing, Mindfulness, EMDR and Family Systems approaches.

With couples, I use my training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and the Gottman approach to address relationship distress, to decrease conflict, and increase connection. 

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."    Anais Nin