Coming from a background in the public sector and having been part of a team that headed up eating disorder support groups, Jenna Oertel Dias now practices within a private setting, where she helps individuals develop awareness and coping skills focused around their difficulties.
I make use of a Cognitive Behavioural approach, where each individual is responsible for their journey and path in life. My approach is more action-oriented, allowing clients the space and opportunity to become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so one can view challenging situations more clearly and allow one to respond in a more effective and responsible way.
Counselling provides a safe, confidential and non-threatening space to explore alternative and healthier means of realizing one’s optimal self. Counselling is helpful with individuals who have concerns regarding anxiety, depression, trauma, co-dependency, unhealthy relationships, parenting and boundaries.
In conjunction with Counselling or as an alternative - I make use of Neurofeedback/Brain Training. This is used to train the brain to function more optimally by creating new neural pathways and often proven to be sustainable and maintainable. Neurofeedback/Brain Training is an alternative type of therapy used, which works well at addressing and changing previous negative thought patterns and behaviours by creating new and more optimal brain pathways.
Neurofeedback is often used to help with scholastic difficulties or those kids being diagnosed with ADD/ADHD that may not respond well to drugs, don’t want to increase their dosage or who have undesirable side effects as a result.
The focus in any therapy becomes about understanding, acceptance, taking responsibility and moving forward – enabling the client to feel more in control and confident about themselves and their environment.