Trauma Therapy Clinic

Trauma Counselling


Over several decades, Dr. Michael Dadson was at the forefront of researching, development, competencies and effective treatment programs for trauma.
As a former board member of the University of British Columbia’s Centre of Group Therapy and Trauma, the International Society of Trauma and Dissociation, and the Clinical Director for Veterans Transition Network, Dr. Mike Dadson was responsible for creating a national team of psychologists and therapists trained in the recovery of trauma and group therapy as well as creating the educational model to train psychologists and counselors in group therapy and trauma on a global scale.

Dr. Mike Dadson Reviews 3 Critical Reasons Why Counselling is Helpful

  • Overcome Self-Destructing Behaviours. When you are struggling to cope with depression, stress, anxiety or trauma, alcohol and drug use can be abused. Without the help of Registered Clinical Counsellor, it is often difficult to control or eliminate self- destructive behaviour.
  • Learning to manage your emotions (self-regulation)-Overcome anger issues. Issues that arise in your life can bring on old triggers. This can be difficult when there are old wounds, or a history of dysfunction, abuse, neglect or trauma from your childhood. If you have difficulty controlling your anger, anxiety, or frequently feel depressed, counselling will give you tools and coping strategies to understand and manage these emotions in a positive way.
  • Reduce physical health risks by addressing stress, depression or anxiety. Mental health issues not only impacts to your ability to function in your daily life, it can seriously impact your physical health.
To book an appointment with Dr. Michael Dadson at his clinic Gentle Currents Therapy in Langley, British Columbia, or to receive a phone consultation click here.

5 Critical Reasons to Seek Trauma Counselling

Dr. Mike Dadson identifies when it is critical to seek counseling when you are affected by a traumatic incident or you are suffering from PTSD:

  • When there’s something terrible that’s happened in your life either in the past, or even in the present, that would be impeding your growth and development. When you have difficulty being able to adjust or to cope with a particularly invasive or difficult life circumstance.
  • When you find yourself engaging in a pattern of unhealthy coping behaviours.
  • A PTSD experience either past or present. This could be an overwhelming encounter with a life-threatening traumatic experience, or it could be with a past experience that is still having a highly impactful stress on their lives. PTSD often involves one or more incidences where a person feels their life or well-being is threatened. Childhood trauma, physical, sexual, or verbal abuse can result in trauma and trigger PTSD which can exacerbate all of the above issues.
  • You find you are overcome with depression, panic attacks or anxiety.
  • You are depressed for more than a few weeks or have been exposed to acute stress for more than a few weeks.