September 22, 2017

Anastasia (Anna) Liargovas

Anastasia (Anna) Liargovas, MSc, RP, RN.
519-746- 2323 Ext. 311

I am passionate about providing therapy that promotes emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being. I believe in treating the whole person (mind, body and spirit) who is connected to bigger systems of family, friends, community and society. I provide therapy to individual, couples and families experiencing challenging circumstances, and who are looking for a supportive place for positive change and growth. I am a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario. I am a graduate of the Masters of Science in Couples and Family Therapy program at the University of Guelph. As well, I am a member with the Ontario Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (OAMFT).

I began my first career as a Registered Nurse 20 years ago in the Kitchener-Waterloo area and bring this extensive experience in working with people going through many life challenges and transitions to my private practice. I am committed to healthy couple and family relationships both professionally and personally, and have been doing life in a committed relationship with my husband and teenage children.

I believe that as humans we are wired for connection and relationship, and I work to create a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate environment where you can be yourself and feel comfortable discussing any issues, big or small.

My goal is to help you achieve a sense of balance and fulfillment in personal and professional relationships. I enjoy working collaboratively, from a client focused, and strengths based perspective, where your unique strengths, characteristics and values are part of the solution. Together, we can come up with a plan to help you achieve your life and relationship goals. I have experience working with adolescents and adults who present with such concerns as:

• Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem and self-worth issues
• Loss, Grief

• Coping with Diagnoses
• First-Responder concerns and vicarious trauma for their family members
• Parenting Issues, Blended & multi-stressed families
• PTSD, Childhood trauma/Abuse
• Couple and relationship counselling (communication, sexual problems,intimacy and affairs)…and more.

I like to use an integrative approach tailored to my client’s needs and goals. I work from an attachment based focus, and a trauma informed lens to bring insight into how significant life events shape our lives. I use principles and techniques from Narrative therapy, and Solution Focused therapy.

When working with couples, I often see them stuck in interaction patterns that seem difficult to change. I use principles from Emotionally-Focused Therapy and the Gottman Method to help identify ineffective communication patterns, and learn ways to improve connection, emotional and sexual intimacy, and satisfaction.

I also have extensive post-graduate training in EMDR through the Niagara Stress and Trauma Clinic and provide a safe and comfortable setting for the reprocessing of traumatic memories.

An additional emphasis I provide is the integration of faith and spirituality with mental health and relationship issues, to those who desire such a focus.

Office Information

My office is located in the lovely country setting of St.Agatha, less than 10 minutes west of Waterloo (a few minutes West of Waterloo Costco and Herrle’s Market).

Confidential voice mail: 519.746.2323 ext: 311
Office Hours: Monday-Friday (day and evening appointments available) and some Saturday mornings.

Current Fee:
Individuals $115 per 55-minute session (+ HST) / $160 per 85-minute session
Couples $135 per 55-minute session (+ HST) / $195 per 85-minute session

Some extended benefits plans provide coverage for services provided by a registered psychotherapist with a Masters of Couple and Family Therapy. Please inquire with your insurance company as each plan varies. Sliding scale available upon request for those experiencing financial hardship.

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