Therapy for Trauma

Providing Psychotherapy and Counselling services for trauma, in person at our office in Burlington and virtually online across Ontario.

Trauma is anything that is:

Too much too soon...

Single events such as car accidents, violence, or abuse can be a deeply distressing and overwhelming experience, leaving you feeling scared, helpless, and alone.

Too much for too long...

Ongoing stressors or negative life experiences, such as growing up in a toxic or abusive environment can have impacts on your overall sense of safety, leaving you feeling numb and not able to trust others.

Too little for too long...

We may not recognize somethings as traumatic but childhood neglect can leave a lasting impact on our overall health, identity, relationships, and how we experience the world.

You want to believe that you are safe and in control.

Since experiencing a traumatic event, you have struggled with feeling like a different person. You may feel scared and uncertain in the world around you, constantly scanning for threats of safety.

Nothing is fun or relaxing anymore.

Before the traumatic event, you were more carefree and able to live in the moment, enjoying life as it came. You felt confident in your ability to take care of yourself, accomplish daily tasks with ease, and handle any challenges that came your way.

However, the trauma has caused you to doubt yourself and feel constantly stressed. Some days you are on constant edge and irritated, whereas other days you feel completely defeated and numb .

You recognize that healing from such a serious event takes time, but you don’t want to feel afraid for the rest of your life.

Instead, you want to regain control and trust in yourself.

You try coping strategies and nothing seems to work as small triggers still set you back and make you feel like the traumatic experiences are happening all over again.

You are tired of managing your trauma triggers alone.

Therapy for trauma with our team at Christina Janiga Psychotherapy helps you:

Who benefits most from trauma therapy?

Therapy for trauma is best for those who understand that significant event or events in their lives are negatively impacting them. Trauma-informed counselling helps process your experiences, identify and manage your symptoms, and develop healthy coping skills, so you can learn to navigate life in a more positive and healthy way.


You will benefit from trauma-informed therapy if:

  • You want to overcome the negative impacts that trauma has had on your body, mind, and daily life.

  • You want to use the skills you learn in therapy to improve your life outside of therapy sessions.

  • You may feel ashamed of your experiences and sharing them may cause you anxiety and pain.
  • You are motivated to find ways to better manage your emotions and move forward in a more stable and consistent manner.

There are certain situations where you might not be ready for counselling sessions with Christina Janiga Psychotherapy. These situations include, but are not limited to:

  • Instances of severe mental illness

  • Ongoing difficulties with substance abuse

If you are currently experiencing a severe mental illness, we recommend you seek outpatient services at a local program within your community. Please see our Resources Page for links to local supports within the Burlington, Halton Region, and across Ontario.

Therapy for trauma helps you feel more safe and relaxed.

Our team at Christina Janiga Psychotherapy has extensive experience in providing therapy for trauma and helping people heal from their traumatic experiences. Our team provides adaptive coping strategies that are effective in finding relief from symptoms of anxiety, flashbacks, and nightmares. We offer a range of evidence-based treatment approaches for trauma, including cognitive-processing therapy (CPT), mindfulness-based therapies, attachment-based, parts work, and EMDR to help you heal from traumatic experiences and begin living a more fulfilling life.

We understand that seeking therapy for trauma can be intimidating, and we are here to make the process as easy and comfortable as possible for you.

Our therapists are warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental, and we are committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for you to explore your thoughts and feelings.

If you are ready to take the first step towards healing your trauma wounds and regaining ownership of your daily life without feeling weighed down by your past, we invite you to contact us to schedule an appointment.

Our team is here to support you on your journey towards recovery, healing, and growth from the trauma so that you  and isolation and improving your ability to life a happier life.


Counselling is meant to help you heal your trauma and reclaim your enjoyment in daily life. Together, you and your therapist will set goals to reduce your hypervigilence, physical anxiety symptoms, and intrusive images. You will find the most effective coping strategies that work best for you.

Book a free 15 minuted consultation call.

If you are interested in seeking therapy to help you recover and heal from your trauma, we encourage you to reach out to us for a free 15-minute consultation. During the consultation, we will answer any questions you have about our practice and our psychotherapists, and help you determine if we are the right fit for you. We believe that feeling comfortable with your therapist is essential for a successful therapeutic relationship.

Invest in your healing.

Investing in yourself is an important step towards finding the happiness and fulfillment you deserve. By seeking therapy and working with a trained professional, you can get to the root of the problems you are experiencing and find solutions that are tailored to your unique needs and goals. Together, you and your therapist will work on healing old wounds and developing healthy coping strategies to help you move forward in a way that feels authentic and fulfilling.

First Intake Session

During this initial 50 minute session, you will meet with your therapist to define the psychotherapy relationship and discuss the details of informed consent.

Your therapist will gather information about you and your biological, psychological, and social history and how this is impacting your current situation. Together you will define the goals you have going forward.

Fees vary between therapists.

Ongoing Therapy

Commit to at least to 4 weekly 50-minute sessions (either in person at our Burlington office or virtually online across Ontario).

We find that clients who cannot commit to at least 4 weekly sessions tend to have more difficulty in establishing a relationship with their therapist and often sessions consist of recapping the previous weeks instead of focusing on forward movement and their treatment goals.

Fees vary between therapists.

More about Christina Janiga Psychotherapy

We are a team of skilled registered psychotherapists with a goal is to help you achieve deep and lasting change by getting to the root of your struggles with trauma.

We believe in the power of therapy to help people overcome challenges and live fulfilling lives. Regardless of the cause, traumatic experiences can have lasting impacts overwhelming fears that consume your thoughts and interfere with your daily life.

No matter you’ve experience trauma, our Christina Janiga Psychotherapy team of trauma-informed therapists can provide you with the safe and supportive space you need to begin to explore your thoughts, symptoms, and feelings to work towards the goal of healing from past traumatic experiences.

Secure Services

Christina Janiga and associated employees of Christina Janiga Psychotherapy offer both in person and virtual psychotherapy and couselling sessions through secure, Canada-based software called JaneVideo. JaneVideo are secure and encrypted online video platforms that meet all of Canada’s privacy requirements and laws.

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