Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self transformation.

~ Lao Tzu

Services Overview

  • Therapy can be short-term or longer-term
  • Therapy can happen with a single individual, two partners/a couple, or with multiple members of a family
  • Sometimes people might also attend therapy with a friend or bring another person whom is important to them
  • No commitment is required in terms of type of therapy, length of therapy and who attends from one session to the next
  • The descriptions below may be helpful as you consider the type of therapy that you might benefit most from at the present time

Types of Therapy

  • At all times, the therapist will strive to be genuine, non-judgmental and strengths-based
  • Challenges can be considered from multiple perspectives – biological, social, cultural, relational familial etc.
  • The client knows what is best/right/wrong for him or herself; how he or she wants to live; and how he or she needs to be in the world in order to feel like the best version of him or herself
  • The therapist can provide information when the client feels it would be helpful
  • The therapist offers reflections and questions and in doing so, the client may discover new perspectives that he or she may or may not wish to further consider while on the journey of self-growth
  • Choosing a type of therapy, frequency of therapy and a therapist is completely up to you and may change session to session
  • You don’t need to know how long you want to come to therapy or how many sessions you would like to have
  • As a client, it is always your decision as to when and if you book another session and who will attend – we can have a long-standing appointment booked at a frequency that suits you, or you can email to book an appointment when you feel like it would be helpful
  • Often a great option for those who have specific goals they wish to achieve and the goals feel manageable
  • A good fit for those less interested in the “why” and more interested in the “how” (e.g., it doesn’t matter so much why I feel this way, I just want to change it)
  • Typically future-focused and can be as short as a single session
  • Can be highly effective for decision making, conflict resolution, especially when the issue is fairly specific
  • Can create a sense of ease around life transitions as well as support new self discovery
  • Can be helpful for recent experiences of depression and anxiety
  • Ideal for gaining new insights and psycho-education around issues such as parenting or learning to better support others with their struggles
  • Sometimes a better option for those who feel an overwhelming sense of not knowing where to start and/or who have been facing similar challenges for many years
  • A good option for those who feel like the “why” is very important (e.g., why am I the way that I am; why do I struggle with this so much?)
  • Allows time for an in-depth exploration of the past if desired, and can occur over multiple sessions
  • May be more suitable for healing the effects of traumatic experiences, grief/loss, high-conflict intimate partner relationships and struggles with addictions
  • Two people in the room – the client seeking support and the therapist
  • Typically suited for individual challenges, or relational challenges when other individuals involved are unable or unwilling to attend
  • At times, the individual may wish to invite one or more guests to accompany him or her during a session, which can be a wonderful option for inviting new perspectives
  • Recommended meeting length: 60 minutes
  • Three or more people in the room – the members of the couple seeking support and the therapist
  • Typically suited for any type of partnership facing challenges when more than one member of the couple/partnership is willing to attend
  • Recommended meeting length: 90 minutes
  • Three or more people in the room – the members of the family seeking support and the therapist
  • Typically suited for any type of family facing challenges when more than one member of the family is willing to attend
  • Recommended meeting length: 90 minutes

Issues I Support:

  • symptoms of depression
  • symptoms of anxiety
  • trauma related symptoms such abuse, accidents, loss
  • sexual and intimacy related issues including kink, poly and LGBTQ related concerns 
  • self-esteem concerns
  • grief/loss
  • struggles with addiction
  • life transitions and adjustment issues such as going away for school, job loss, separating from a partner, etc.
  • identity exploration including kink, poly and LGBTQ related exploration
  • parenting concerns
  • sexual and intimacy related issues including explorations related to polyamoury, kink and LGBTQ
  • intimate relationships affected by traumatic experiences had by one or more partners
  • the impacts of mental health concerns on intimate relationships
  • life transitions and adjustment issues throughout the lifespan
  • impact of addictions on intimate relationships
  • parenting together and co-parenting among separated couples such as having a baby, becoming “empty nesters”, etc.
  • relational and family breakdown
  • high conflict intimate relationships
  • trauma related issues such as helping a parent better support a child who has suffered abuse
  • the impacts of mental health concerns on family relationships including emotional and behavioural struggles with children
  • life transitions and adjustment issues such as decisions to put a parent in a nursing home, how to support aging parents, dealing with the impacts of divorce, etc.
  • grief/loss related issues
  • coping with addictions among one or more family members
  • LGBTQ issues, such as a child choosing to come out or transition

Service Fees

  • 60 minute meeting: $120 – recommended for individuals
  • 75 minute meeting: $150 – optional for individuals, couples & families
  • 90 minute meeting: $180 – recommended for couples & families

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