William Stanus has completed his Masters of Counselling Psychology degree from Trinity Western University (in British Columbia). A native of Ontario, William spent several years on the west coast in Master’s studies before returning to Ontario. During that time he had the opportunity to intern at Fraser River Counselling in Abbotsford, and then here in Barrie at Family TLC.
William’s focus is on working with adults (18 and over) in individual therapy. He is comfortable with a wide variety of presenting issues, including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, addiction, self-esteem, relational issues, meaning, identity conflicts, problems related to sexuality, and trauma.
William has a specific interest in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. This is an approach that makes use of the brain’s natural healing capabilities, and has been demonstrated to be effective for trauma as well as many other concerns people typically bring into counselling. William had the opportunity to use EMDR as a student intern with a number of clients, who reported substantial gains. William is in the process of obtaining certification as an EMDR therapist.
In addition to EMDR, William is a strong believer in the importance of the therapeutic relationship. His commitment is to provide a safe and caring environment in which clients can feel understood as they identify their issues and work, with their therapist, toward meaningful life change.
William is happy to work with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, including those from multiple faith traditions. At the same time, William is a committed Christian, and is also open to providing counselling from a Christian perspective for those persons seeking such services.
William is thankful to be a part of the Family TLC clinical team, and looks forward to being of service to Barrie and Simcoe County!