Services

I use a humanistic and integrated therapeutic approach tailored to meet the needs of each client. This integrative approach will assist the client in developing a new awareness and insight around their presenting issues. I hold a space that is safe, warm, and confidential, where the client’s needs are at the forefront of the counselling. I join each client on their personal journey walking alongside them bringing support, insight and clarity. Through discussion and exploration, I will help you clarify your own beliefs, values and priorities, arriving at a place where you can claim your personal freedom.

I draw from a number of theoretical approaches including: Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Emotional Regulation Techniques, Therapeutic Mindfulness, Client Centred Approach, Existential Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Somatic and Self-regulation.

Services Provided

Individual Therapy

Together we will explore what is going on currently in your life. Your thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviors. Sessions are 50 minutes in length and during each session we will explore the presenting issues and begin the healing journey together.

Couples Therapy

Couples can often get caught in the perpetual dance of repetitive conversations and behaviours, even when both parties are aware of them. I assist couples to understand how they may be struggling in areas of their relationship. We then work together to find solutions and build on communications tools for a better relationship.

Couples sessions are 90 minutes each.

LGBTQ2+ Community

Whether you are seeking counselling for sexuality, identity, or self awareness, you want someone who can accept you for who you are. Everyone’s journey is different, I can offer you that support. My goal is to support you towards self love and to remove any barriers that may limit you reaching a place of happiness. Regardless of your struggles you may be facing, they’re valid and it’s something I can help you move through. Clarity of self identity can offer a sense of peace that will resonate in all aspects of your life. Let’s find a confident, secure, self aware you.

Treatment Specialties

Anxiety

The symptoms of an anxiety include inability to get to sleep or stay asleep, difficulty focusing on work or relationships that matter to us, a sense of fear that keeps you from taking action in the present because of what might happen if we do something, as well as physical symptoms of increased heart rate, blood pressure, and sweating

Depression

Depression affects individuals in different ways, if can affect mood, out look on life, motivation etc. Sometimes completing even the smallest tasks can feel out of reach. Your counsellor is here to help you find stability in those moments of uncertainty.

Relationships

Providing marriage and couples therapy to people who are feeling stuck and or discouraged in their relationships. I help people looking for ways to work together in their relationships and create more fulfillment and a deeper intimacy within their relationships. I offer an outside perspective that will facilitate better communication, increased perspective, and genuine understanding.

Substance Abuse

Whether the struggle is with alcohol, drugs, or some other mood-altering substance, overuse can become a problem for many people. If you're noticing or concerned about whether a substance is taking up too much space in your life or your relationships, it is worth talking to someone to learn more about possible substance abuse and the roots of this abuse as it pertains to your unique experiences.

Grief & Loss

Loss is a common experience in our lives, and one that most of us are not prepared to deal with. As you navigate the process of grief and loss we can work through the stages in a gentle way. Loss has many forms, although the more common ones that we think of are the death of a loved one, the diagnosis of a serious health issue, or ending a relationship.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

The onset of PTSD symptoms may occur immediately after the event, or it may occur weeks or even years later. A way to think about the PTSD experience is that it is an anxiety state where the person's nervous system is stuck in the response to trauma. There might be nightmares, flashbacks, or intrusive thoughts about the event and more

common questions

Therapy helps you understand that you can make the changes in your life or situation. It leads you to changes that create a healthier life style, whether you’re improving your relationships, working better at school or your work, being able to express your emotions better, and most importantly being more positive.

Individual sessions are 50 minutes each.

Couples sessions are 90 minutes each.

For lengths of other services, please contact me for more information or request an appointment

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel you must do so within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment, or you will required to pay the full cost of your counselling session.

Referrals from private health care and third-party funders are accepted

Generally in the beginning you want to come to therapy at least once per week. Therapy requires a concentrated effort and to be consistent to feel the benefits from therapy. It takes your own work and dedication to get good results.

Each counselling session is conducted in full confidential with your counsellor. Confidentiality will be explained more at your first session.

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Or you can phone 250.550.8596

 

Individual Sessions are $120 each.

Couples Sessions are $170 each.

For more information on the lengths of different services you can Request An Appointment or Contact Me.

You should feel a sense of safety and connection with your therapist. However, don’t take your first session as an indicator whether or not you and your therapist are a right fit. Remember at first it may feel awkward to reveal your thoughts, give it at least three sessions. You should feel like you can be yourself and honest. Your therapist should make you feel that you’re in a judgement free zone where you can freely express what you feel and think.

The answer to this question will depend completely on your situation. Therapy isn’t something that needs to last forever. Your therapist should help you determine what goals you are working on and help guide you to reaching them.

I currently don’t run out of an office. I do online / virtual counselling.