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VETERAN COUNSELLING

Veteran Therapy is your opportunity to receive personal support on a one-on one basis with Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson).   Dr. Michael Dadson specializes in PTSD specifically for veterans.   This can include help with anger management, addiction counselling, stress, coping, anxiety, grief, marriage/couples difficulties, trauma from active duty, or other life issues.

Veterans and first responders inspire me. I have so much respect for the men and women who put there lives on the line for all of us and it is my professional goal and honour to do what I can to assist them in living a happy and fulfilling life.

Dr. Michael Dadson

What are the warning signs you may be experiencing PTSD or need counselling?

  • Distressing memories or images of the incident.
  • Nightmares of the event or other frightening themes.
  • Flashbacks (reliving the event)
  • Becoming upset when reminded of the incident.
  • Physical symptoms, such as sweating, increased heart rate, or muscle tension when reminded of the event.
  • Using alcohol or drugs consistently.
  • Difficulty sleeping.
  • Quick to anger or become overly upset.
  • Often lost in thoughts and memories, or distracted by memories in every day life.

How does PTSD impact a veterans life?

Many people who have PTSD also have another mental health problems as a result — like depression, anxiety, alcohol and drug abuse, or thinking about harming themselves or others. It’s also common to have problems at work, in relationships, or with their physical health.

Sometimes, these problems happen because of your PTSD symptoms. For example, feeling numb and avoiding places can make it hard to have good relationships with your friends and family. Getting treatment for PTSD can help you and your family move past the trauma and enjoy life.

Thoughts can be so painful and fearful that the mind dare not go there, I work through your trauma with you to ease your fears to enter and move past the trauma and the fear causing the behaviour and feelings holding you back from enjoying your present life.

Dr. Michael Dadson

Individual

One on one options for individuals needing help in overcoming issues or maintaining optimal mental health in their lives daily challenges.

Couples

Couples counselling can be challenging but the positive impact on your relationship, potential family members, and other external relationships in your life make it worth the effort.

Family

Father and Child or entire family counselling can provide your family with the tools, language and behaviour to successfully communicate and overcome obstacles.

Frequently Asked Questions

I  will do my best to respond to you within 24 hours using our online booking forms. Alternatively, I can be reached in  my office at 778-554-0174 to book an appointment.

Dr. Michael Dadson’s counselling session is $175/hr taxes included (50 minute hour).

Various forms of financial assistance can be found here. 

Neurofeedback Session Fees:

Individual sessions-$120/hr plus taxes (50 minute hour) 

Couples session rates are $175/hr plus taxes (50 minute hour)

Dr. Michael Dadson continues to help a full range of diverse individuals, couples, and families overcome stress, depression, anxiety, Trauma, PTSD, dissociative disorders, adjustment issues and developmental attachment injuries. Dr. Dadson’s publications in the areas of trauma and PTSD recovery, dissociation identity disorder (DID), and father and son relationships, can be found under the “Publications” Section above.

For a full list of Dr. Mike Dadson’s areas of expertise, please visit the “Our Expertise” section above.

 

Dr. Michael Dadson adheres to the code of ethics as set out by the Canadian Association of Clinical Counsellors and Psychotherapy (CCC) Association. 

Counselling sessions are confidential. However as noted in section B, counselling and therapy responsibilities of the CCC, exceptions include when a need is presented to prevent defined and immediate danger to a client or others, or when a court orders disclosure.

Neurofeedback is a non-invasive therapeutic, intervention treatment method that assists you to consciously control your brain wave patterns. 

Click here for more information on Neurofeedback.

 

The result of neurofeedback treatment can be greater relaxation, a sense of ease and emotional resilience. Among other neurological and mental health issues, Neurofeedback has been used in the treatment of ADHD, trauma and PTSD recovery, anxiety, depression, epilepsy, ASD, insomnia and drug addiction (Larson, S 2006).

Read More about Neurofeedback

Low energy neurofeedback system (LENS) is safe and effective neurofeedback therapy. In contrast to traditional neurofeedback (requiring your involvement in retraining your brain), the LENS software does all the work to remove blockages that may be causing your symptoms.

A neurofeedback session will take between 45 minutes to 60 minutes. 

The Neurofeedback process is based on the needs and goals of individual clients.

Your therapist or counsellor will discuss the number of recommended sessions with you based on your needs and treatment goals.