As Ontario reopens , we continue to provide virtual therapy and bringing back in-person sessions starting July 5th, for new and existing clients. If you’re struggling or know someone who is please reach out to, as we will reach in as well.  YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

PTSD, PTSI & Trauma Services


Military, Veterans, First Responders, Corrections, Probation & Parole, Adults, Teens and Children. The body remembers. The Body Keeps Score.

What is PTSD & PTSI?

PTSD is a mental health disorder that is caused by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event.   There is no timeline for PTSD – it can manifest shortly after the event or can even be triggered years afterwards.  Symptoms can include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, and are generally categorized into four types: intrusive memories, avoidance, negative changes in thinking and mood, and changes in physical and emotional reactions.  De-realization especially is a real thing for those who suffering from PSTD, and is a reoccurring dream that feels so alive and intense, clients feel they are having an out of body experience.

There are variations of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and most Mental Health Professionals are aware that taking the word Disorder out is much more effective towards healing.  Thus, we are changing our language from PTSD to PTSI – Post Traumatic Stress Injury.

Variations of PTSI:

  • Normal Stress Response
  • Acute Stress Disorder
  • Uncomplicated PTSI
  • Comorbid PTSI
  • Complex PTSI
  • Secondary PTSI
  • Pre-Triggers and Triggers

Embracing Empowerment Counselling Services

If you or a loved one experienced a traumatic event and continue to suffer anxiety and stress that is impacting your ability to function, it is critical to seek help.  Parul Shah is an experienced registered social worker, a psychotherapist and private counsellor through her practice Embracing Empowerment Counselling Services.  She is empathetic to the pain and challenges, and knowledgeable in the complexity and treatment for PTSI/PTSD.

She guides clients to embrace their challenges and difficulties, so they are empowered and can grow. Her therapeutic approaches are tailored to her clients’ needs and she is qualified in:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness Based Therapy or Self-Regulation Techniques
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Talk Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy

Clinical Mental Health Consultation

We Offer 60 Minute Clinical Mental Health Consultations.