Services

My counselling and psychotherapy focuses on the present and looks toward your future. I do this by really getting to know and understand you. It is an honour and a pleasure to work with you on your goals and concerns.  I offer you my caring concern, my training and my wisdom. I am not hesitant to hear about or discuss any topic or concern with you.

My main approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which focuses on understanding how your thoughts, feelings and behaviors are connected. A CBT approach also means that you will be offered “homework” – things to try out or work on in between our sessions. This keeps you engaged in the process of change and makes our work together effective and shorter-term than some other therapy apporaches. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the gold standard therapy treatment for issues such as anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, depression, stress, negative thoughts, worries, chronic insomnia, chronic pain, anger management etc.

Along with CBT, I use a mix of approaches based on your needs and goals. I use Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills for helping with stress management and regulating your emotions. I use Solution Focused Techniques to help you imagine a better future for yourself, and integrate some Eastern practices such as mindfulness, and diaphragmatic breathing to help ease stress and calm your mind and body among other techniques.

 

 

My main approach is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT. Here is a short video about CBT.

FEES

Free Consult – A free 30 minute consultation session where we can get to know each other and see if we are a good fit.

Initial Assessment – 90 minutes – $150. To help me to get to know your background, present concerns and goals for treatment. (To keep costs down, I charge the same fee as for my regular sessions).

Subsequent Session – 60 minutes – $150.

Check-In Session – 30 minutes – $85. A check-in session reviewing “homework” from the previous session & adding new tools, insights, or strategies to try. Suited for clients working on addiction issues, behaviours they are trying to change, anxiety or phobias, children and youth, clients coping with ADD and Asperger’s, or clients wanting a quick check in.


All fees include tax. Many extended health care plans cover the services of a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with a Masters Degree (MSW). I encourage you to contact your benefits provider and ask if my services are covered, how much you have available per year, and when your benefits renew.

Payment can be made by credit card or e-transfer. Receipts are issued via text or email. You can book online and either pay ahead or after your session.

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