Life does not come with a manual and many of us can get stuck in thoughts, habits, or patterns that are difficult to see when we are going through them. Things can become more complicated when we suffer from difficult memories of the past such as childhood trauma, PTSD, the anxiety of what will happen or when we experience depressive symptoms.
Therapy is about helping you overcome obstacles, increasing your positive feelings and learning to connect to others in healthier ways. Therapists are highly trained to see emotional struggles and help with issues we are stuck in, help clients resolve behavioural issues and provide solutions, leading to lives that are more content.
Research shows, those who seek therapy, often become more self-aware, make better decisions, communicate better with others and create more fulfilling social connections and relationships.
What is Individual Therapy?
Individual therapy is a collaborative process between a therapist and an individual, helps with issues that are making life difficult and helps build more content lives.
In individual therapy, the client is treated on a one-on-one basis with a therapist. Individual therapy is the most popular form of therapy and is especially effective for those suffering from trauma, anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Individual therapy provides the therapist and client to focus on each other, and create an alliance, allowing them to work together and resolve the client’s issues.
What is Couples Counselling?
Romantic relationships can be hard work. They require regular care to keep them functioning well. Many couples expect romance to go on forever without doing the necessary work only to face the realities of relationships. Relationship issues become more magnified when one or both parties carry a history of trauma.
Couples counselling can help individuals learn about one another, communicate effectively and grow as individuals while becoming loving partners.
The therapist is an unbiased party who is there to help both partners function together well as a unit by providing solution-based interventions.
What is Family Counselling?
According to Positive Psychology, family counselling is a form of treatment that is designed to address specific issues affecting the health and functioning of a family. It can be used to help a family through a difficult period, a major transition, or mental or behavioural health problems in family members
What Are Therapy Sessions Like?
You may wonder what it may be like to come to therapy. The first session is a consultation, a meeting for us to get to know one another and build a therapeutic relationship. It is is also an opportunity for you to ask your therapist questions about their methods and talk about what issues you want to address.
Do you offer in-person therapy sessions as well as online?
Yes. We offer therapy at our location, online and by phone.
What are the benefits of online therapy?
Benefits to online counselling include accessibility, convenience, and affordability. If you are travelling, or live in a rural or remote area, online counselling is available as long as you have access to the internet. Being able to receive professional counselling and therapy from the comforts of your own home or office and not needing to pay for childcare, gas, or parking, are also benefits to online counselling. However, many clients prefer to interact with their therapist in-person. Only you can determine whether in-person or online therapy is better for you.
How many therapy sessions will I need?
The number of sessions depends on your goals for therapy, types of interventions, and your presenting concern. Sessions are typically booked once every two weeks but that may vary depending on your financial situation and schedule.
What are your fees?
Fees for sessions are based on a sliding scale based on your household income and range from $65 to $130 for a 50 min session. Please see the fees page for more information.
Are therapy services covered by extended health care plans?
Yes, our services are covered by most insurance companies.
What are your hours and how do I make an appointment?