Michael Dadson, Ph.D.
Michael Dadson: Couples Counselling in the Time of Social Media, Digital Dating, Political Polemic, and COVID-19[et_pb_post_title categories=”off” comments=”off” _builder_version=”4.0.9″ title_font=”|700|||||||” title_font_size=”30px” title_line_height=”1.2em” meta_text_color=”#3498db” custom_margin=”||0px||false|false”][/et_pb_post_title] A Perfect Storm of Economic, Social, and Cultural Pressures Faces Couples Today, According to Langley, BC Clinical Counsellor, Dr. Michael Dadson Michael Dadson is a Clinical Counsellor, practising at Gentle Currents Therapy and Neurofeedback, a clinic in Langley, British Columbia. Clientele are generally seeking help for anxiety, depression, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but a large number of Langley area residents are coming in for couples counselling. Couples Counselling at Gentle Currents Counselling and Neurofeedback As you enter the office at Gentle Currents Therapy and Neurofeedback, the first thing you notice is the calm, earthy colours and natural materials incorporated in the décor. Says Dr. Michael Dadson: “You’ll notice that we have a loveseat and several chairs. The clients are able to sit where they like, wherever they feel comfortable, and the loveseat is great for many couples. Sometimes, though, couples who come in for counselling don’t want to sit together on the loveseat and are more comfortable sitting in separate chairs. It’s important for them to feel at ease in the office, regardless of how they are feeling about the state of their relationship.” Rising Divorce Rate and Pandemic-Related Stressors It is not surprising that the divorce rate is increasing in light of many new and developing changes in everyday life for Canadians. A piece on the cbc.ca website quotes Toronto lawyer, Ron Shulman, regarding what he calls “…huge uptick in new clients wanting to file for divorce.” Not only is there a backlog at the courts due to COVID-19 restrictions, it would appear that the pandemic is... read more
Michael Dadson: Sexual Abuse and Clinical Counselling for Depression, Substance Abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)[et_pb_post_title categories=”off” comments=”off” _builder_version=”4.0.9″ title_font=”|700|||||||” title_font_size=”30px” title_line_height=”1.2em” meta_text_color=”#3498db” custom_margin=”||0px||false|false”][/et_pb_post_title] Sexual Abuse Can Result in a Lifetime of Compromised Mental Health, Especially When Left Unaddressed, According to Langley, BC Clinical Counsellor, Dr. Michael Dadson Today’s cultural shifts in attitudes towards sexuality are changing the very nature of sexual relations. Social media campaigns such as such as the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have made examples of high profile abusers. The movements also seem to have had the desired effect of curtailing and raising awareness of sexual abuse throughout Western society. Wikipedia defines sexual abuse as: “Sexual abuse, also referred to as molestation, is abusive sexual behavior by one person upon another. It is often perpetrated using force or by taking advantage of another. When force is immediate, of short duration, or infrequent, it is called sexual assault …. The offender is referred to as a sexual abuser, or (often pejoratively) molester. The term also covers any behavior by an adult or older adolescent towards a child to stimulate any of the involved sexually.” Sexual Abuse Can Cause Depression Depression is more common in women than in men, according to statistics, as is having been the victim of sexual abuse. According to benttreecounselling.co: “Women who were emotionally, physically or sexually abused as children or adults are more likely to experience depression at some point in their lives than those who weren’t abused. Women are more likely than men to experience sexual abuse.” Dr. Dadson counsels many clients for depression, as it is one of Canada’s most common mental health challenges. Sexual Abuse Can Lead to Addiction, PTSD, Substance Abuse The Sante Center... read more
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