FEELING STUCK and not sure what to do about it?
TRYING TO HEAL from a past situation, hurt or trauma in your life?
FEELING OVERWHELMED, STRESSED OR BURNT OUT and looking for balance in your life?
STRUGGLING TO COPE with low mood, anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenges?
LOOKING FOR PURPOSE AND MEANING in your life?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then you’ve come to the right place!
Nicole Davis is a qualified mental health professional with extensive experience supporting others in overcoming challenges just like the one you’re facing right now. Drawing from a number of evidence-informed practices, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and attachment therapy, Nicole has more than 12 years of experience collaborating with clients to create holistic and personalized support plans to meet your needs and goals.
Life can be really hard sometimes, but you don’t need to walk this journey alone.
Let’s start nurturing the GROWTH, HEALING, and HOPE that already exists inside of you TODAY, so you can start to feel better and reach your goals.
Our health and wellness depends on our ability to nurture and balance our physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. Nicole Davis, registered social worker, and Sequoia Counselling offer individual counselling/
Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (Therapy with Horses)
If you have a love of animals, you’re uncomfortable with the idea of traditional therapy, or you’re looking for a different approach, Sequoia Counselling also offers Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (Therapy with Horses). You will meet with Nicole Davis, registered social worker, and one or more of her equine friends. This hands-on and experiential approach often allows people to feel more comfortable sharing their experiences, and provides opportunities to practice and apply relational skills in the moment with the horses. Equine Therapy is particularly helpful when working through trauma or grief, improving relationship skills, and building self-confidence. All Equine-related services are offered at a stable in Innisfil, Ontario.
Experience the wisdom and magic of healing with horses for yourself.
Counselling Topics and Areas of Focus
With a breadth of knowledge and experience in a variety of agencies, roles and settings, Nicole Davis sees diverse clients with a variety of presenting concerns, including grief, parenting, stress and burnout, anger management, and more. She has a special interest and exceptional skills in the following areas:
Healing from Trauma
& Building Healthy Relationships
Healing from trauma can feel a little bit like we’ve been launched out into the middle of the ocean. We’re not sure whether or not we will be okay, and we really want to get back to shore, but no matter how hard we paddle, we’re never really sure if we’re going in the right direction or making any progress. It can impact our functioning at work and at home, and can make it exceptionally difficult to relate with and trust others. Our bodily responses often take over, even when our mind knows we’re safe.
If you’re ready to learn to cope with and heal from the trauma that you’ve experienced in your life, set up an appointment today.
Therapy for Men:
Your Mental Health Matters Too!
Men are often encouraged to be strong, show no emotion, and act manly, but the truth is that you are human too. What happens when all those emotions you’ve been stuffing away for years finally catch up with you? How lonely do you feel when you’re going through a hard time, but you don’t feel comfortable talking to anyone about it because you’ve been taught to pull up your boot straps and move forward? How miserable and disconnected do you feel when you put on a happy face while you’re suffering on the inside?
Your mental health matters too! It’s time to prioritize your health and wellbeing by scheduling an appointment today.
ASD & Neurodiversity
Not all brains work the same, yet if your brain works a little bit differently than that of others, sometimes it can leave you feeling different, like you don’t belong or fit in, and sometimes even as though the world doesn’t always make sense.
Although we can’t change the way our brain works, it can help to gain a better understanding of how YOUR brain works, how to help others understand your perspective, and how to cope with a world that isn’t often able to give you what you need.
You can learn to regulate your emotions, manage the overwhelming stressors in life, make more sense of the world around you, and learn to connect with others.
Mental Health & Wellness
Now more than ever people are realizing the impact that stress, burn out, and mental health can have on our health and wellbeing. Have you been feeling more anxious than normal and you’re not sure how to manage it? Have you been feeling so low that it’s harder to get out of bed in the morning? Are you having difficulty motivating yourself to engage in activities you usually enjoy?
If you’re having a hard time getting out of a slump, it may be time to seek some support. You don’t have to go through this alone!
Support for Youth & Emerging Adults
Adolescence and the transition to adulthood is a time of great change, and change can be stressful! You’re learning to venture out on your own, gain independence from your family, manage social pressures, and balance school stresses, all while also undergoing physical, chemical, and hormonal changes in the body that can impact your mood.
Getting support during these major life changes can be really important for setting yourself up for success later in life. Don’t delay! Schedule your appointment Today.
Find Purpose by Reconnecting with your Authentic Self
Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in what we’re supposed to do, how we’re supposed to act, and who we’re supposed to be and we lose touch with who we actually are. Do the rules and expectations that you live by align with your own personal beliefs and values? Are you living life to it’s fullest? Are you happy? Do you find your relationships fulfilling? Do you feel like you’re contributing to a collective experience, or do you feel like you’re just going through the motions?
If you feel like you’ve lost touch with who you are, give me a call today.
Wellness Workshops with Horses
If you’ve yet to experience one of Sequoia Counselling’s wellness workshops with the horses, you’re in for a treat! These workshops are transformational. The way that the horses share their wisdom in such a moving and non-judgmental way is magical.
Each workshop is designed with experiential activities to target a specific goal: Connecting with Your Authentic Self, Managing Burnout and Fostering Self-Care, Calming Anxious Thoughts & Feelings, Depression: Loosening the Reins, Building Meaningful Relationships, and Developing Healthy Boundaries. If you have a group of friends, family members or coworkers and there’s a different topic you’re interested in learning about, custom workshops are also available upon request.
What an amazing and memorable way to spend a day or weekend with friends!
If you open you mind and heart, the horses will show you the path to a new way of being. Over and over they seem to find the perfect lesson for each person. What wisdom will they have to share with you?