Lindsay Saunders, B.A., Counsellor
I received an Honours B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Sociology. I am currently finishing my Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at Adler Graduate Professional School.
Anxiety has always been an interest of mine, as so many of us can struggle with the worry, apprehension, and nervousness initiated and impacted by so many different types of life situations at any age. I want to help you address your specific anxiety related issues. I focus the treatment around your goals and values to assist you to overcome obstacles, to help you build capacity to handle and manage your anxiety related symptoms, and work towards the life you want to live.
One of my main areas of focus is examining anxiety related to the use of technology. We live in a society that is heavily dependent on technology. Individuals, of all ages, are spending a significant portion of their day using smartphones, browsing the Internet and social media platforms. Researchers have discovered the negative impacts and consequences of problematic use and addiction to various technologies. An individual’s self-esteem, self-identity and overall psychological well-being are being negatively impacted. As well as, our social interactions and relationships with others suffer, and our ability to focus and engage in school and/or at work decrease. My approach includes addressing how you utilize technology and how your use may impact your anxiety and overall mood - and together we work on how to adaptively change your behaviours around technology to live a better life.
I have received special training in various Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques. I have received additional training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as other anxiety management techniques. I have taken seminars, which have focused on understanding and addressing bullying as a traumatic experience, as well as understanding the use of cannabis among clients with anxiety.