MHM Counselling was founded in 2022 by Marie Marsolais, an experienced counsellor with lived experience with alcohol. This counselling private practice is dedicated to help anyone having alcohol addiction issues especially grey area drinkers. The reason is quite simple: it seems there is very little service to help those struggling with this specific problematic.
And when it comes to addiction, asking for help can be a vulnerable act. People may hesitate due to various reasons especially the fear of being judged.
Breaking free from a vicious cycle often requires support from professionals with insight, empathy, and strategies for change. With this support, individuals can explore fresh perspectives, challenge self-destructive patterns, and develop new coping mechanisms. This assistance can also help address any underlying issues and find effective ways to break free.
Expertise, Approach & Techniques
An integrative approach that combines different therapeutic modalities, tailored to the unique needs of each individual, is favored. The goal is to collaborate with individuals, helping them gain insight, develop coping strategies, and make positive changes in their lives.
Creating a safe and non-judgmental space is our priority, where individuals can openly explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
Expertise - Alcohol addiction
Alcohol addiction is the main area of expertise but it always involves so much more. The study of alcohol addiction remains the main focus either the neuroscience side, psychological impacts, subconscious mind, and all other physiological consequences.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is helpful to challenge and overcome negative thinking impacting how you feel, perceive situation, and take action. Overall, it can help replace unhelpful behaviours.
Addictions & other problematics
Alcohol addiction has a significant impact on various areas of life, including physical and mental health, relationships, grief, loss, life transitions, and more. It is often linked with anxiety and depression, further complicating its effects on overall wellbeing.
Technique: Motivational Interviewing
This technique is extremely important when it comes to making a positive behavioral change. It draws into a person's strength, efforts, past successes to enhance the motivation and honour the person's autonomy towards making a positive change.
Approach: Person-centered Therapy
This approach is the most commonly used. It simply means that the focus is on you, your goals, your aspirations, what you can do and want to do and as the counsellor, I support you in your won process with empathy, respect and compassion.
Acceptance Commitment Therapy is a technique is helpful to help a person to act in line with their own values. It involves the acceptance of some disrupting and unpleasant thoughts and urges, the observation of those thoughts (mindfulness), developing mindful awareness of those feelings, and engaging in committed action (based on values).