Online therapy for young adults


CLINICAL counselor

Aaron Johnstone

I am a registered clinical counsellor who has been working in private practice since 2018. My clients tend to be young adults who, in one way or another, are struggling to change. They often have the frustrating sense that they’re getting in their own way, but aren’t entirely sure how, why, or what to do about it. Therapy provides them with greater clarity, and equips them with skills and strategies to create the changes they desire.

Most of my clients struggle with one or more of the following issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction

$170 +GST FOR per session

There are inevitable times in our life where we must grow, change, evolve, etc.

In other words, we must transcend our way of operating in the world in some manner. My clients tend to be young adults who are struggling to do just that.

They often enter therapy with some understanding of what their “issues” are (anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, ADHD, addiction, etc.), but can’t seem to do much about it. Together we deconstruct the various barriers in their life, and within themselves (ie. their “resistance), that prevent them from becoming the person they want to be.

My Approach

There is no “one size fits all” approach to therapy; everyone’s therapy is different. Everyone’s therapy is different. However, it always begins with an in-depth examination of one’s life, and by clarifying the ways in which one aspires to change. We then start to identify the psychological, emotional, and behavioural barriers that stand in the way of realizing these changes, and develop strategies for overcoming them.

What one can expect when engaging in therapy with me is a genuine encounter, rather than formulaic techniques.

In therapy, the client has one job...

To be as authentic as possible.

To let go of your “script” (what you want to think, feel, believe, and want) in favour of your reality (what you actually think, feel, believe, and want). In doing so, the direction of one’s therapy, and what is needed from the therapist, begin to emerge.

Your defense mechanisms are welcome, even encouraged, in therapy; that is the best way to get to know them.