Offering Video & Phone Sessions during Covid
Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist
Hi my name is Swapna Natarajan. I started my counselling and psychotherapy practice to help clients deal with life challenges. I work with individual teens, young adults, couples and families who are struggling with stress, anger, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and relationship issues. My clients find me warm and comforting. They believe I have helped them with their problems and they are able to enjoy life again.
Well, life can get extremely complicated and demanding. I have dealt with some personal battles myself and found it so beneficial to talk to a professional who helped me navigate my life. Since childhood we have all acquired the knowledge and skills that prepare us to find jobs, careers and professional growth but somehow we were never taught how to deal with our emotions.
Here is what the Mayo clinic says about stress. "Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to the demands of life. A small amount of stress can be good, motivating you to perform well. But multiple challenges can push you beyond your ability to cope. Stress management gives you a range of tools to reset your alarm system. Without it, your body might always be on high alert. Over time, chronic stress can lead to serious health problems. Don't wait until stress damages your health, relationships or quality of life. "
According to World Health Organization," Depression is a leading cause of disability around the world and contributes greatly to the global burden of disease. The effects of depression can be long-lasting or recurrent and can dramatically affect a person’s ability to function and live a rewarding life."
According to an article in Forbes, "Many of us grew up under the impression that internal stuff shouldn’t be discussed – it should be swept under the rug. This is perhaps the single worst thing you can do for yourself. Stamping down your emotions and not working through your psychological issues – especially serious pain or abuse in the past – can culminate in a host of problems. If you need a numbers-based reason to convince you, depression alone is a major player in the global burden of disease, the leading cause of disability worldwide, and responsible for billions of dollars a year in lost work.
I invite you to give me a call at 905 320 4792 and setting up a 15 minute free consultation to if this is the right fit for you.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR VISIT
Helping you get back on your path again
My office is conveniently located in Oakville, Ontario. My office environment is very private and is a safe place to share your feelings.
If you prefer working virtually (phone or video) please ensure you are in a quiet and private environment where you will not be disturbed for the duration of the session. This is essential to gain the most of each session.
During the first session I will invite you to sign a consent form to maintain confidentiality. You will discuss your issues and how they have impacted your life. We will then come up with some goals to meet jointly. After the first appointments we will set up regular appointments weekly or biweekly depending on your needs. The duration of each session is 50 minutes long and the length of therapy varies individual to individual and on the intensity of the problem. It could take some individuals weeks while some may take years to feel better.
"Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.
As a therapist, I have helped various clients who were dealing with difficult emotions like anxiety, depression, stress, anger etc. that totally consumed them and they found it hard to enjoy life.
I have navigated them to feel better by using various techniques on how to become aware and manage emotions. Now they are able to enjoy life to the fullest at work, and in their personal lives.
Helping you enjoy your family and other relationships
Our Family plays an integral part of our happiness. How is your family life? Is your family well adjusted or is it struggling? Do you end up misunderstanding and hurting each other? Maybe it's time to seek help from a mental health professional. Let me help you. Contact me today!
Building healthy communication and understanding
As a Couples Therapist, I have worked with many couples and helped them find love and connection again. Most of our connections are lost by miscommunication and lack of understanding. Do not give up precious relationships with your loved ones easily. Let me show you how to re engage. Schedule an appointment today and see what I can do for you.