WHAT TECHNIQUES DO YOU USE?
I have foundational training in both psychodynamic and transpersonal approaches. I base a lot of my work on the relational and humanistic
components of therapy, including attachment theory. I include somatic interventions in order to get the body and mind reconnected. While I am trained in CBT/ACT skills, this is not a primary focus for my practice. I use these skills as needed to support the deeper work we'll be doing.
For my couples I have training in Relational Life Therapy (RLT Level 1), and pull from both Gottman and EFT as well.
More about these different approaches here.
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?
HOW DO I PAY?
Individual coaching and therapy sessions start at $150/50 minute session and Couples at $150/50 mins or $200/ 75 minute session. Payment is via e-transfer or credit card. An email receipt will be sent to you.
WHO DO YOU WORK WITH AND WHAT CONDITIONS CAN YOU HELP WITH?
I work with people coming in with various needs. My practice is LGBTQI2-S, poly and kink friendly.
I identify as an HSP and work with neurodivergent clients (i.e. ADHD, ASD, SPD and HSP) around education, understanding & acceptance, as well as advocacy in figuring out how to make the world work for you,
I have experience in treating trauma/PTSD, depression, and anxiety. I also work with dealing with substance use and abuse. I take a harm reduction approach in order to empower you to change the behaviours, thoughts and actions that you want, so you can live your best life.
IS MY THERAPY TAXED?
At this time, the Canadian government still requires that Registered Psychotherapists and Counsellors collect GST/HST for their services. We believe this is an unjust tax and are working on petitioning the government on this. If you would like to join us in this or learn more, you can sign the petition and see the work being done here:
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY FIRST SESSION?
Prior to starting therapy I will send you an online intake form that you can complete ahead of time. This includes a consent form and comprehensive medical and personal history forms. We will go over consent, confidentiality and any other questions together, in our first session to ensure you understand and feel comfortable. We'll spend a couple of sessions getting to know each other, digging into your history and setting treatment goals.
Bring with you any questions, concerns, an open mind, and we'll get started.
Therapy sessions are typically 50 minutes in length.
Sessions can be scheduled on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
Many private extended health benefit plans do cover it. Please check your benefits before booking to confirm your coverage.
RESOURCES AND CRISIS SUPPORT
Urgent Care for those in crisis
If you are feeling suicidal or you are in danger, please reach out
Distress Centres provides 24-hour support, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to individuals in our community at risk and their most vulnerable.
The Assaulted Women’s Helpline offers a 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line to all woman who have experienced abuse. We provide counselling, emotional support, information and referrals.
Crisis services for mental health, substance use and other needs.
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