Psychotherapy & Counselling

Psychotherapy

Real Change comes from the inside out, it comes from tapping into the root, the very fabric of our thoughts! –Stephen Covey

Clients: Children, Teens & Adults, Couples & Families

Location: Online, By Phone, and/or In Person.

Hours: Monday to Thursday 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.,  Friday 9:00 to 5:00, Saturday 9:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Fees: $90.00 to $125.00 for individuals; Regular rate: $125.00 + HST

Online sessions occur through a secure website, or by phone and in person. When you engage with online video – I will send you a link and you will join me in your own environment. It’s a great way to get help without leaving your own space.

Topics are varied:  Grief, Relationships, Mental Health Issues e.g. Eating Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Bi-Polar, Borderline Personality Disorder; Trauma;  Communication, Self Esteem, Coping and Resiliency Skills, ADHD, Co-dependency, Family Conflict, Life Transitions, Parenting, Spirituality and more

What is Psychotherapy?

An opportunity to explore our thoughts, behaviors, feelings with a qualified mental health professional in order to achieve a more satisfying life, better relationships, an understanding of self and others, and enhance communication. A therapist works with the whole person. The techniques while varied all serve the same purpose to develop a positive client/therapist relationship, to assess difficulties and provide opportunities to change the way we think, feel, behave, perceive the world and relate to those around us.

How Does it Work?

Sessions are client centered, and offer a place for “safe expression”.  A 15 minute phone conversation to ask questions and get a sense if this is the right client/counsellor fit for you is optional. An Intake Session is an opportunity for the counsellor/client to engage in a question/answer discussion to find out your story, strengths, areas identified by you as concerns, needs, underlying factors and core issues. Sessions are client centered and will delve into topics further with the opportunity to use a variety of modalities and techniques.  A closing session provides an opportunity to reflect on your journey, your progress, accomplishments and honor you!

Why Choose Therapy?

Clients choose to have psychotherapy for a variety of reasons ranging from experiencing difficulty with relationships, parenting, children or family dynamics, grief, life’s transitions, mental health difficulties, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, suicide, addictions or past trauma that is affecting daily life. As an educator for many years I see clients with educational and learning difficulties and/or self esteem, and others looking to develop coping & resiliency skills, mindfulness, and meditation practices. A psychotherapist can help you create a more harmonious life and satisfying relationships.

Safe Place For Self Expression

Psychotherapy offers a space where you can step outside of family/work/life dynamics and get understanding from an impartial 3rd party. Part of healing is to be able to say what’s happening in your life without feeling judged, intimidated or defensive. It’s an opportunity to explore feelings, words and actions when working through difficult life situations.

Improve Sense Of Self & Emotional Well Being

A psychotherapist will help you re-discover your inner light and spark. We all need to feel whole and complete. Doubt, insecurities, fear, internal/external pressure or pain often cloud the way we see ourselves.

Develop Coping & Resiliency Skills

Sudden life challenges such as loss or illness force us to re-evaluate our life. When we are facing many challenges or our emotions are too much to handle or when life has become difficult and seems unmanageable, reaching out to a professional can help by providing you skills, strategies and tools to help you cope.

Promote Positive Mental Health ~ Keep you on track

People often think that you have to have a crisis or be in crisis to receive counselling or psychotherapy. Receiving support when life is going well is often as important as receiving it when things aren’t going well. Everyone needs a support network, cheering section, someone to listen and a place for safe expression of thoughts, feelings and behavior.

Lessen Anxiety And Depression

For some people, Anxiety and Depression are constant. Sharing your thoughts, feelings, fears, concerns with a qualified mental health professional can help alleviate stress and help you to set goals and put a realistic, personal wellness plan into place.

Improve Mood & Mindset

Exploring issues, recognizing your strengths, putting together an individualized plan with goals, helps to boost your mood and mindset. A psychotherapist/counsellor holds you accountable while providing a neutral, non judgemental setting. Using a variety of tools such as guided meditation and challenging old mindsets will empower you to become the best version of yourself.

Build Relationships And Perspective

A psychotherapist can help to assess difficulties and provide opportunities to change the way we think, feel, behave, perceive the world and relate to those around us, therefore, improving communications skills, empathy and relationships.

Grief And Bereavement

Life challenges and losses can be overwhelming. Loss of employment, moving, a diagnosis of a life limiting illness or chronic condition, divorce, separation, death of a pet or  death of a loved one, lifes transitions  – all take their toll on you. Everyone grieves differently and in their own time.Talking to a psychotherapist can help us process what we are feeling. .

Cancellation Policy: Clients must provide 24 hours notice to cancel an appointment (unless it is an emergency), and/or re-scheduling will be accommodated.

Memberships: CRPO # 008890, OAMHP # 6090-G, CCPA # 10006665, OCT 495250.