Go ahead and take the first step in living a more balanced and fulfilled life. I aim to be flexible and innovative. I offer my services in the office, over the phone and via video conferencing as well as outdoors, “walk and talk” therapy. I will also come to you.
Many people have a vision of their ideal life and perhaps yours has not been realized yet. Just like the people who push athletes to greatness in sports, life and wellness coaches like myself, push our clients to find the success and satisfaction they are yearning for. Coaching is an opportunity to focus on yourself, your desires, your strengths, goals and dreams and allows you to fully embrace where you are and where you would like to go. I assist clients to develop their innate strengths and abilities. I foster your drive and provide guidance, support and require accountability. We work together to refocus life goals and move past challenges.
Clinical counselling is an interactive and collaborative approach to mental health issues. These issues can be social, cultural, somatic and/or emotional. A counsellor listens and explores all aspects of your life to better understand and therefore create a treatment plan to reduce psychosocial difficulties. The overall aim of counselling is to help the client recognise problematic thought processes and behaviours and to provide opportunities to help them live a more satisfying and rewarding life. A key aspect is helping the client to raise their self-awareness and develop effective coping strategies. Enhancing resilience and focusing on your strengths and supports is foundational for success.
Psychotherapy provides psychological treatment for a mental distress, behavioural disturbance or other problem resulting in psychological suffering or distress. Its purpose is to foster significant changes in the client’s cognitive, emotional or behavioral functioning, interpersonal relations, personality or health. It is an effective way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms to allow a person to function better and holds the potential to improve well-being and promote healing. Psychotherapy is most often a longer duration than counselling.
Group Support and Guidance
Kemptville Mindful Movement Group: weekly group gatherings for those suffering from depression, chronic stress, anxiety, low self esteem, anger issues and grief. Mindful movement cultivates mindfulness teachings and techniques, incorporates gentle but powerful Yoga, Pilates and Tai chi movements and philosophy with cognitive behaviour therapy. This is an 8 week program.
Kemptville Traumatic Grief Group: weekly group sessions for those in the throes of great loss. Traumatic Grief Group offers a safe space to share with others in similar circumstances, provides psycho education, tools to improve resiliency and move through grief, offers validation and normalization of your symptoms and experiences. This is an 8 week program.
If you are seeking something a little different, you have found the right counsellor.
Go ahead, you deserve it!!!
I provide adult individual counseling as well as group therapy and support.
Individual sessions are 50 minutes.
Session fee is $135.00
*A free 15 minute telephone interview is available for our first meeting.
A sliding scale may be available for those with financial need (to be determined at the first meeting).
Individual costs for Group Sessions are based on an 6 week duration.
METHODS OF PAYMENT
Cash, Cheque and E-Transfer
I work under the supervision of a Psychologist who is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, therefore my services are covered by most Extended Health Insurance plans (please confirm your coverage with your insurance provider).
Cancelled or missed appointments
Appointments that are cancelled/rescheduled prior to 24 hours will not be charged any fees.
Cancelling within a 24 hour period is considered a late cancellation. Late cancellation or no-shows for appointments will be subject to a full session charge.