Family Consultation Services to Strengthen Your Relationships

Resolve Conflict and Improve Communication with the help of a Family Relationship / Communication Coach In Brampton, ON

What is Skills Training?

Skills Training in which I provided for both individual and group settings. Skills Training is a well-researched treatment model that has proven to be beneficial to adults and youth.

Skills Training is grounded in mindfulness concepts and is focus on “change” and “acceptance” strategies. Skills Training skills support increased internal awareness and help individuals assess their personal goals, values and priorities in both the short and long term. These skills can build self-confidence, increase emotional flexibility and resilience, promote healthy relationships, and enhance effective problem solving skills. Skills Training skills are not only crisis management/survival skills, but are “life skills”.

Skills Training Maintenance group link

For people who have undertaken the Skills Training and need the opportunity to practice skills within a small group online and deepen the learning of skills to regulate and support your wellness journey.
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Skills Training Skills one - one

Teaching you the skills of Skills Training over a 12 weeks online or in person.
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Skills Training skills Group setting

Learning the skills, in a group setting to help you develop your ability to manage your day to day.
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Melanie Vassell, MC, Registered Psychologist, co-facilitated this training with me.

I’m a Registered Psychologist practicing in Okotoks, Alberta, Canada. I’ve been teaching Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills for over 20 years and use these skills in my day-to-day life as well. I’m rather passionate about these skills and hope you’ll be as excited about them by the end of this course.

I began my career as a crisis worker, family worker, and mental health counsellor in social work field. After 17 years of providing mental health supports to vulnerable children and families, I went back to school to become a psychologist. DBT has been my main modality of providing support and therapy for over 25 years now. I love the dance between logic and emotions that DBT provides, weaving science and art together. The skills provide the concrete steps to understanding and experiencing emotions, while honouring the complexity of the human experience.

In my personal life, I’m a wife and a mom to three amazing teens that make it easy to brag! My family keeps me well entertained; I’m often at a hockey arena or a ball diamond watching my kids demonstrate their passions. I am also a geek, and in my free time, I’m often reading research and I’m always interested in learning.

Melanie Vassell

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I offer family consultation services with a focus on enhancing relationships within families and achieving specific goals. My services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each family, regardless of their structure. I prioritize understanding the needs and wants of each family member to facilitate the coaching process effectively.

I am a family coach providing personalized family consultation services focused on improving relationships and assisting you in navigating the challenges of 21st-century parenting. I understand the unique struggles parents face in today's fast-paced world. From the transition of children from kindergarten to primary school and then to secondary school, I am here to guide you through every step of the way.

I place the utmost importance on catering to the distinct objectives and requirements of every family I work with. My firm belief lies in customizing my services to align perfectly with your individual circumstances. By gaining a deep understanding of the aspirations and necessities of each member, I am able to skillfully guide the coaching journey and cultivate a meaningful and beneficial transformation.

Rather than offering common family consultation services, I focus on assisting you with the specific challenges you may encounter. Whether it's navigating new parent challenges, communication issues, or managing blended families, I am equipped to help you overcome these hurdles. My expertise also extends to school dropout prevention, anger and stress management, and various parenting needs at different stages.

As a 21st-century parent, you face unique challenges in raising your children and navigating their educational journey. From the transition of children from kindergarten to primary school to secondary school, these milestones can bring about various concerns and uncertainties. However, I am here to offer guidance and support to help you overcome these challenges and ensure a smooth transition for your children.

One of the primary challenges that parents encounter is the fast-paced nature of modern life. Balancing work, family, and other responsibilities can often feel overwhelming, leaving little time for meaningful connection with your children. I understand the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance and can provide strategies to help you prioritize quality time with your kids, fostering stronger relationships and creating lasting memories.

Another significant challenge is the increasing pressure on children to excel academically and socially. From a young age, they are faced with high expectations and demanding schedules, which can lead to stress and anxiety. As an experienced coach, I can guide you in creating a supportive and nurturing environment at home, helping your children develop resilience, confidence, and effective coping mechanisms. Together, we can explore strategies to strike a balance between academic achievement and the overall well-being of your child.

Each new stage comes with its own set of challenges, including adjusting to a new environment, building new friendships, and coping with increased academic demands. I can provide you with valuable insights and techniques to support your children during these transitions, ensuring they feel confident and empowered as they embark on their educational journey.

Furthermore, the rapid advancements in technology and the prevalence of digital devices present a unique challenge for 21st-century parents. Navigating the digital landscape and promoting responsible technology use can be daunting. I can help you establish healthy boundaries and teach your children about digital citizenship, ensuring they develop a balanced relationship with technology while staying safe online.

By working together, we can address these challenges and create a harmonious and thriving family environment. I will provide you with practical strategies, tailored advice, and ongoing support to help you overcome obstacles, enhance communication within your family, and foster a positive atmosphere that nurtures your children's growth and development.

Remember, you don't have to face these challenges alone. With my expertise and guidance, you can navigate the complexities of modern parenting with confidence and create a supportive environment that allows your children to flourish academically, emotionally, and socially.
As a parent, you may encounter various family issues and have important questions about how to navigate them effectively. I understand the concerns you may have and I am here to provide guidance and support, addressing these challenges and helping you overcome them.

One common family issue that parents face is communication breakdowns and conflicts. It can be challenging to maintain open and effective communication within the family, especially during times of stress or when dealing with sensitive topics. I can assist you in developing strategies to improve communication, fostering understanding, and creating a harmonious atmosphere where everyone's voice is heard.

Another frequent concern among parents is finding effective ways to discipline their children and manage challenging behaviors. It's natural for children to test boundaries and exhibit difficult behaviors as they grow and develop. Through my expertise, I can offer you valuable insights and evidence-based techniques to promote positive discipline, set appropriate limits, and cultivate a nurturing environment that encourages healthy behavior choices.

Parents often express worries about their children's emotional well-being and self-esteem. In today's fast-paced world, children may struggle with emotional regulation, coping skills, and developing a positive self-image. I specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), an evidence-based treatment that can assist parents and children of all ages in improving emotional regulation, coping skills, and self-esteem. Through my DBT course, I provide practical tools and strategies that empower parents and children to manage emotions effectively and build resilience.

Additionally, I understand that each family has unique bonds and challenges. Whether you are dealing with blended family issues, adjusting to a major life change, or facing other family-related concerns, I am here to offer personalized support and guidance. Together, we can identify the specific challenges you are facing and develop tailored approaches to address them, fostering a positive and healthy family environment.

Throughout our work together, I prioritize empathy, effective listening, and non-judgment. I believe that every family is capable of positive change and growth. By partnering with me, you will have a dedicated coach who will support you in finding solutions, implementing effective strategies, and fostering strong family connections.

If you are ready to overcome family challenges and create a nurturing environment where everyone can thrive, I invite you to explore the resources and support I offer. Contact me today to learn more about how I can assist you on your journey toward a harmonious and fulfilling family life.

Family Consultation Services

Through my coaching, I aim to empower all family members and strengthen relationships. By improving communication, building confidence, enhancing decision-making skills, and fostering peace and conflict resolution, I strive to create a harmonious and balanced family environment. My approach is centered on partnership, acting as a sounding board and neutral third party. Together, we will identify your goals, establish new routines, and adopt behaviors that lead to positive and lasting change.

It's important to note that my family consultation services are not therapy. Instead, I guide you in identifying goals, overcoming obstacles, and developing action plans to achieve desired results. The consultation process varies for each family, and I offer a free initial consultation to understand your routine and needs. Together, we will determine the frequency of sessions that works best for you.

When it comes to the cost of hiring a family coach, it depends on the length of coaching, my hourly rate, and the number of sessions required. I offer competitive rates compared to other helping professionals, ensuring that my services are accessible to those in need.

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Offering Family Consultation Services to clients across Brampton, Vaughan, Markham, Toronto, Mississauga, Guelph, Hamilton, and the surrounding areas.

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