At Lori Gill Psychotherapy ~ Holistic Wellness for Health we recognize the importance of harmonizing the mind and body to create an experience of calm. As a result, we are thrilled to offer counselling and holistic wellness services evidenced to regulate the mind and body simultaneously.
All of our approaches integrate best practice counselling and psychotherapy techniques to promote wellness inclusive of mindful awareness of bodily sensations, emotions, and thoughts, meditation, and self-compassion. We also include leading edge tools to enhance wellness inclusive of neurofeedback and biofeedback to help enhance your ability to directly observe the impact you can have on your physiology and mind.
Although all of our therapists are trained in working with complex issues and in the Integrative Trauma and Attachment Treatment Model (ITATM) ® however we are also all trained in general counselling and wellness. Our goal is to provide support and healing to ultimately create healthier individuals, parents, workplaces, and communities.
We specialize in the treatment of trauma, PTSD, CPTSD, attachment dysregulation, attachment-informed parenting, wellness, and the prevention of compassion fatigue. We are located in St. Catharines, Ontario and provide service to residents of all ages within the Niagara Region. Although we provide counselling for all mental health and wellness concerns we specialize in providing treatment for complex issues and traumas such as traumatic loss (death by murder, death by suicide); childhood abuse, neglect, and exposure to violence, sexual assault, domestic violence, home invasions, human trafficking, exploitation etc.
Quality Service, Qualified Staff
Each of our therapists have completed thorough training in the areas of attachment, suicide assessment and intervention, and compassion fatigue.
Therapists have also completed cross-disciplinary training in areas such as somatic awareness training, play therapy, art therapy, dissociation, yoga, Mindfulness and have strong awareness of how trauma and attachment impact and are treated accordingly.
All approaches are evidence based or informed by current research and best practice standards.
Our therapists also utilize Theraplay informed techniques to promote healthy attachments in family, foster, reconciliation, and adoptive relationships (see services page for further details).
All of our therapists do good work and work from the same foundational trauma-specific approach but each have their own area of expertise in addition to this. Intakes are reviewed by our clinical director in consideration of the client's unique needs and the therapist's style and specialized skills for assignment purposes. We take great care to assign a therapist that we view will be the best fit for the client seeking services.
Our Primary focus is on helping those we work with obtain a sense of safety through holistic wellness for health:
Helping clients shift from chaos to calm
Evidence-based and best practice approaches
Treating trauma at a sensory and cognitive level
Our treatment approaches offer creative approaches to treatment of stress, mental health and trauma and attachment dysregulation including use of sand, art, play, story telling, guided imagery, and therapeutic games. We also offer an eclectic approach to counselling using our Integrative Trauma and Attachment Treatment Model (ITATM) ®. This is a layered approach that incorporates a variety of effective techniques. We also utilize Structured Sensory Interventions, somatic therapies, Theraplay ® Techniques, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) also referred to as the 'Tapping Solution,' Solution Focused, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Rational-Emotive Therapy, and Psychodynamic approaches based on the unique needs of each client. Approaches focus on increasing integration between the right and left hemispheres to help individuals learn to embody their emotions in a way that is safe and manageable allowing for self-reflection and a greater sense of agency.
Comprehensive Trauma and Attachment Dysregulation Assessment Services - Both organizations offer comprehensive trauma and attachment assessments based on identified needs to examine the neurological, psychological, behavioural, and sensory impact attachment and trauma have had on an individual's day to day functions.
Individual, Group, Family, and Reconciliation Therapy - Although our clinician's specialize in trauma and attachment and are fully trained in our Integrative Trauma and Attachment Treatment Model (ITATM) ®, they are also experienced in general areas such as mental health, addictions, suicide intervention, and holistic wellness.
Art and play focused therapy - Both organizations offer an assortment of creative modalities to treatment for all ages inclusive of sand tray, sculpting, painting, mask making, and play focused therapy to promote sensory based healing. Art provides a powerful means for children and youth to express their feelings and emotions through an image or creation. This approach encourages self-discovery, personal expression, and healing. Projects might involve use of methods such as painting, sculpting, drawing, and the development of personalized creations. Upon completion creations are explored according to the perspective of the client that created them to allow insight into the symbolism behind their creations. The photo (above) is of a worry creature. Lori Gill Psychotherapy Inc., therapists have also completed Theraplay training to learn how to promote healthy connection and attachments within families, foster families, and adoptive families.
Somatic Therapies / Sensory Treatment Approaches - Our treatment centre has a sensory / yoga room on site that allows for discharging, grounding, and empowering work to be completed at a somatic level to calm the nervous system and the brain.
Holistic Treatment Approaches -Our centre is pleased to offer holistic wellness approaches to promote mind / body regulation. Approaches include Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), yoga, mindfulness, neurofeedback, biofeedback, and meditation.
Clinical Supervision, Case Consultation, and Wellness Coaching / Counselling for Helping Professionals - ATTCH and Lori Gill Psychotherapy Inc, provide individual or agency supervision, consultation, and counselling to maintain a trauma-informed workplaces equipped with well-balanced and skilled helpers.
Organization and Community Training - Custom training available for your organization, parent group, or community. ATTCH offers a multitude of trainings inclusive of our trauma and attachment specialist certification training series. See trauma certification page for further details or contact us with your requirements for a custom workshop.
Registration with Third Party Organizations - Each of our therapists have different specializations and registrations with third party funders. Some of the organizations we are an approved provider for are as follows:
Non-Insured Health Benefits Program
Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program
Victim Quick Response Program
Health Claims for Auto Insurance
Internet Child Exploitation Counselling Support
Human Trafficking Counselling Support
Attachment Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC) Service Provider