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Offering Psychotherapy for: Sex Addiction Trauma Healing Chemical / Technological / Behavioral Addictions

Therapy offered in person, over the phone or via video conference for couples, individuals and groups.

You have infinite potential!

Jadwiga Binczak is a Registered Psychotherapist who offers a safe, secure and comfortable place to convey your story and expose your vulnerabilities.

Jadwiga Binczak a Registered Psychotherapist

Often times we feel as if life is closing down on us, that there is no one to talk to or trust and that although there are many around us but we are all alone.

Do you feel like this is your story?

Did you already realize that ways of coping with life distress became dysfunctional and harmful to you and others around you?

There is no better time than the present to take action towards a better life. Take a chance as you can only grow from here and I will be there with you every step of the way providing support and guidance.

  • MACP. R.P. CCAC. C.C.S-A.C. CSAT. EMDR
  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology
  • Registered Psychotherapist
  • CSAT Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist
  • CACCF International Certified Addictions Counsellor
  • EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization Processing Certified
  • CRPO College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • OACCPP Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists
  • IITAP International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals

Sex Addiction

Sex addiction is an obsessive relationship to sexual thoughts, fantasies or activities that an individual continues to engage in despite adverse consequences. Sexual addiction can be conceptualized as an intimacy disorder manifested as a compulsive cycle of preoccupation, ritualization, sexual behavior, and despair. Central to the disorder is the inability of the individual to adequately bond and attach in intimate relationships. The syndrome is rooted in early attachment failure with primary caregivers.

Sometimes, it's difficult to know whether someone close to you has an addiction. The addict might hide the addictive behavior or you might not know the warning signs or symptoms.

  • Staying up late to watch television or surf the Web
  • Looking at pornographic material such as magazines, books, videos and clothing catalogs
  • Frequently isolating from spouses or partners, and not informing them of their whereabouts
  • Are controlling during sexual activity or have frequent mood swings before or after sex
  • Are demanding about sex, especially regarding time and place
  • Gets angry if someone shows concern about a problem with pornography
  • Offers no appropriate communication during sex
  • Lacks intimacy before, during and after sex, and offers little or no genuine intimacy in the relationship
  • Does not want to socialize with others, especially peers who might intimidate them
  • Fails to account for increasing number of calls to 800- or 900- toll-free numbers
  • Frequently rents pornographic videotapes
  • Seems to be preoccupied in public with everything around them
  • Has tried to switch to other forms of pornography to show a lack of dependency on one kind; concocts rules to cut down but doesn't adhere to them
  • Feels depressed
  • Is increasingly dishonest
  • Hides pornography at work or home
  • Lacks close friends of the same sex
  • Frequently uses sexual humor

Trauma Healing

Everyone is different and has been experiencing life distress in similar ways but never the same. It is important to share your success stories so you could help others and become someone's role model... yes... your experiences may be saving the lives of others. People suffering from PTSD try to survive through anxiety and depression symptoms.

Depression and anxiety symptoms may be your barrier to positive change. Together we can develop a realistic and individualized recovery program.

Symptoms of emotional pain can include feelings of: deep sorrow, sadness, or depression, grief, intense distress, frequently assisted by chemical, and process addictions.

The good news is, whatever your circumstance - loss of a loved one, divorce, serious illness, or personal trauma – it is possible to heal the emotional scars

  • You admit that you cannot do it alone...
  • You comprehend that you need to heal all other aspects of self...
  • You find yourself singing along with the car radio...
  • You are ready to become sober of impulsive behaviors and addictions...
  • Things that used to scare you don't anymore...
  • You are ready to make some big changes to your living situation...
  • You are able to take your disappointments in stride...
  • You understand that bad days are only temporary...
  • You regain balance and stability in life...
  • You SMILE...

Addictions
Chemical / Technological / Behavioral

Addiction is a complex condition, manifested by compulsive abuse despite harmful consequences. I have customized treatments available where you can recover from addiction and lead a normal, productive life.

When a person experiences chemical addiction, they cannot control how they use a substance or partake in an activity, and they become dependent on it to cope with daily life.

Misuse refers to the non-complaint, excessive, or non-therapeutic use of a substance.

Not everone who misuses a substance has an addiction. Addiction is the long-term inability to moderate or cease intake.

Everyone's pattern of use of chemicals is different. Perhaps the feeling of powerlessness, life-family-job-relationship consequences be "awakening" to engage in lifestyle change.

The willingness and openness to change will give a hope that family may stay, that job can assist, that parents would show a pride and that you will recognize your potential.

I am here to help

Our modern world is characterized by increasing connectivity and technology use. However, some teens and young adults cross from normal use into a realm in which their technology use is having a negative impact on school, work, family, and social life. Technology addiction includes an addiction to video games, social networking, and surfing the web, among other things.

Pornography is both technological and behavioral addictive behavior causing damage to attachment and other psychological issues.

Behavioral addiction is a compulsion engaging in the reward of non-substance-related behavior (sometimes called a natural reward).

Behavioral addictions, sometimes referred as impulse control disorders, recognized as treatable forms of addiction. The type of excessive behaviors identified addictive include gambling, food, chocolate, massage parlors, prostitutes, cheating, use of pornography, playing video games, internet and other digital media, exercise, and shopping.

Pornography is both behavioral and technological addictive behavior causing damage to attachment and other psychological issues.

Additional Services

Just about everyone feels pain from time to time, however chronic pain is different. Your body keeps hurting weeks, months, or even years after the injury. Doctors often define chronic pain as any pain that lasts for three to six months or more.

Chronic pain can have real negative effects on your day-to-day life and your mental health.

Do you ever feel any of these and were unable to regulate them?

  • Depressed mood, deep sadness
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness or hopelessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in usually-enjoyed activities
  • Change in weight or appetite
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Decreased energy or fatigue (without significant physical exertion)
  • Thoughts of death
  • Poor concentration or difficulty making decisions

Ask for help. I will listen!!!

We all know what they are.
Are you certain?

Just take a look at your stress level:

  • Fears from the past
  • Feeling emotionally paralyzed and socially isolated
  • Can you sit still and sleep well at night?
  • Is your mind clear of worries or your thoughts are rushing all over your brain
  • Your mouth cannot even express your thoughts?
  • Do you feel heat in your head and heart?

I offer comfortable, caring and considerate therapy.

Attachment is so important in your life since the minute of your birth. The person that you are building first and the most important relationship with is your mother and shortly after, your dad. The way they taught you to interact with them, will more likely be the way you interact with your partner.

How is the affection, fondness, or sympathy with the person you love? How are they towards you? Do you feel safe, secure, needed and wanted in your relationship?

Lets talk...

Anger is one of our basic human emotions but is it always expressed in a productive way? Trauma, abandonment, poor attachment, unstable upbrining, addictions, abuse, violence, poor self-esteem/self-value, feeling lack of love and attention, personality or mood disorders. Do any of those sound familiar?

Having trouble controlling anger? Consider that your anger can cause unpredictable and sudden rages of anger that might be frightening and in some cases, unforgettable damage to your relationships. Can we talk calmly about it?