Specialized Counselling in Saskatoon

Unlock Your Potential for Healing and Growth with Specialized Counselling & Tailored Therapy Solutions to Address Trauma, Improve Relationships, and Cultivate Emotional Wellness.

Specialized Counselling in Saskatoon

Unlock Your Potential for Healing and Growth with Specialized Counselling & Tailored Therapy Solutions to Address Trauma, Improve Relationships, and Cultivate Emotional Wellness.

MÉTIS OWNED

INCLUSIVE & DIVERSE APPROACH

FAT-POSITIVE

Your Path to Healing Begins Here

Embrace change, rewrite narratives & progress with purpose

Our space is specifically designed with you in mind to welcome all bodies. At our practice, you can expect to be treated with empathy, respect, and professionalism as we help you uncover your strengths, build resilience, and cultivate a more profound sense of self-compassion.

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Counselling Sessions for Overall Well-being

We believe that by working together, we can help you navigate life's challenges with greater clarity, insight, and purpose.

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In the hustle and bustle of managing both career ambitions and family obligations, finding equilibrium might seem elusive. However, rather than striving for a static balance, we recognize the dynamic nature of life’s seasons. Therapy offers a supportive environment to explore strategies for integrating the various aspects of life, allowing for a more fluid and holistic approach to well-being.

The constant pressure to excel both professionally and personally can contribute to stress and burnout. Therapy can help individuals develop coping strategies, set realistic expectations, and find ways to alleviate stress.

High-achieving folks may face pivotal moments in their careers, such as transitions to leadership roles, career changes, or reevaluations of professional goals. Therapy can assist in navigating these transitions and managing associated stress and uncertainties.

Balancing family responsibilities, including the challenges of motherhood, can impact personal relationships. Therapy provides a safe space to explore and improve communication, address conflicts, and strengthen family dynamics.

Navigating Societal Pressures in Therapy: The pervasive ideals of perfectionism and relentless high standards often stem from external societal pressures, shaped by constructs such as patriarchy and capitalism. In therapy, we explore these systemic influences without assigning blame to individuals. Our aim is to understand how these societal expectations impact mental well-being and to offer support in navigating and challenging these pressures. Together, we work towards fostering self-compassion and developing healthier relationships with ourselves, the people we lead, love, and parent.

While they may have strong support systems, relationships can still pose challenges. Therapy can be a confidential space to discuss concerns, improve communication within relationships, and explore strategies for maintaining a healthy support network.

Therapy offers an opportunity for self-reflection and personal development. High-performing folks may use therapy to explore their values, priorities, and personal goals outside of professional and familial responsibilities.

The dynamic nature of work and family life may require continuous adaptation. Therapy can help individuals build resilience, develop effective coping strategies, and navigate change with a positive mindset.

While they prioritize wellness, these individuals may benefit from therapy to enhance their self-care practices. Therapists can provide guidance on maintaining mental and emotional well-being, even in the face of demanding schedules.

High-performing folks, like anyone else, may have experienced traumatic events in their lives. Trauma, whether from past experiences or ongoing challenges, can have a significant impact on mental health.

Therapy provides a safe and confidential space to explore and process traumatic experiences, addressing symptoms such as anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Trauma may affect their ability to cope with stressors, impacting both their professional and personal life. Therapy can help them develop coping strategies and resilience.

In the face of daunting expectations, stress, and personal responsibilities, individuals may find themselves navigating a complex landscape marked by trauma, adverse childhood experiences, impacts of colonization, racism, and systemic oppression. Within this context, some may turn to substances as a means of coping.

Therapy provides a nurturing and inclusive environment to delve into these multifaceted experiences, recognizing the impact of systemic injustices. It offers a compassionate space to explore the roots of substance use, integrating trauma-informed care and acknowledging the effects of historical and ongoing oppression.

Through therapy, individuals are supported in cultivating resilience, healing from past wounds, and developing holistic strategies for recovery, within a framework of harm reduction and empowerment.

In some cases, high-performing folks may experience both trauma-related issues and substance use challenges, known as a dual diagnosis.

Therapists with expertise in dual diagnosis can provide integrated treatment, addressing both the trauma and substance use issues simultaneously to promote holistic healing.

Trauma and substance use can affect various aspects of life, including work performance, relationships, and overall well-being. Seeking therapy can be a proactive step to address these issues before they have a profound impact on daily functioning.

High-performing folks may face additional challenges in acknowledging and seeking help for trauma and substance use due to societal expectations and potential stigmas associated with these issues.

Therapy offers a non-judgmental and confidential environment where they can openly discuss their experiences, reducing feelings of shame and stigma.

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Compassionate and Inclusive Counselling Services

Breland Counselling, is centered around creating a welcoming and supportive space for individuals undergoing transitions and change in their lives.

Together, we’ll identify your goals and craft strategies to achieve them, ensuring personalized care.

Our team of registered social workers in Saskatoon is dedicated to delivering compassionate, evidence-based support tailored to your unique needs. 

As a Metis-owned, fat-positive counselling practice, we extend our inclusive services to individuals (youth ages 13+, adults, couples), offering therapeutic support through a trauma informed, anti-diet, anti-oppressive and anti-racists lens to everyone that joins us in our therapy space.

Ashley Breland, owner of Breland Counselling has dark brown, curly hair and is smiling at the camera, resting her chin on her hand at a kitchen island.

What to Expect

When you choose Breland Counselling, you can expect a warm and welcoming atmosphere where you’ll be met with empathy and respect. Our experienced counsellors are dedicated to helping you uncover your strengths and explore your emotions, uncovering the unique tools and resilience that already exist within you.

Feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or uncertain about how to move forward in life?

At Breland Counselling, you’ll find genuine understanding and a deep level of respect for your unique story.

This approach, coupled with a commitment to clinical excellence and continuous professional development, provides a heart-centered space for you to become empowered to embrace change, rewrite narratives, and progress with purpose.

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Ready to take the first step towards healing?

Contact us today to schedule your free 15-minute consultation. During this session, we’ll discuss your concerns, answer any questions you may have, and determine the best approach to support your journey towards emotional wellness.

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