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Counselling and Psychotherapy

Collaborative treatment for many of life’s difficulties

Using evidence-based techniques and modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Existential-Humanistic/Person-Centred therapy, we can explore the issues you may be facing and treat a number of disorders including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Trauma
  • Personality Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

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To ensure we work well together, a “Session Rating Scale” survey is sent out with every session for you to share whether you thought we were working on the areas you want to explore and to reflect on how we can be more effective. 

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Sliding scale options are available. Income should not be a barrier to access to quality healthcare. 

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Working together we devise a conceptualization that helps see the big picture that has contributed to your difficulties from a biopsychosocial perspective. 

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As a Qualifying Psychotherapist I work under supervision which means I have access to other experienced professionals who I can ask if I require assistance or to chart a way forward. I am closely connected to a network of clinicians in our community who provide invaluable assistance to make sure I’m providing the best service possible. 

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As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, I am bound by their Code of Ethics and Standard of Practice and in compliance with all regulations requiring security/confidentiality, record keeping, etc. 

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Our online system includes advanced encryption and security features that are in compliance with Federal and Provincial privacy laws. The built-in video conferencing system is secure, reliable and convenient. Email communication is protected with advanced privacy and encryption. 

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You can schedule your appointments and pay your invoices online 24/7. 

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I can meet you in-person in Owen Sound and online from anywhere in Ontario.

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Where shall we begin?

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Book Online

You can schedule an in-person or virtual meeting via the online booking system. If you want to discuss an affordable rate you can schedule a 15-minute “sliding scale consult”

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We work collaboratively toward your goals, and explore the thoughts/feelings/beliefs that may be creating some of the challenges in your day-to-day life.[/os_step][os_step step_number=”3″ image_url=”568″ text_side=”left”]

Feedback & Completion

Using the Session Rating Scale & Outcome Rating Scale, we’ll assess our results and adjust for greater effectiveness. We’ll set an agreed upon end-date for our work together.[/os_step][/os_section_wrapper][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][os_section_desc sub_header=”Things you should know:” alignment=”center” compact=”true”]

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions[/os_section_desc][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1520634320141{padding-right: 6% !important;padding-bottom: 40px !important;padding-left: 6% !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][os_faq question=”Can you diagnose mental health disorders?”]As a psychotherapist, I am unable to make any diagnosis. You would need to speak with a psychologist or psychiatrist to get a diagnosis. If you have an existing condition we can discuss that and work on a treatment.[/os_faq][os_faq question=”What kind of therapy modalities do you use?”]I have a strong basis in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is the gold standard for treating many mental health disorders including depression and anxiety. I have some experience working with addictions and using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) techniques. As someone with a background in English Literature and the humanities I strongly resonate with Existential psychotherapist or Logotherapy (i.e. Viktor Frankl) and Narrative Therapy.[/os_faq][os_faq question=”What is your hourly rate?”]Currently I charge $100/hour for an online session and $120 for an in-person session.

There are options for a sliding scale if you need to adjust the rate so that affordability is not a barrier to access.[/os_faq][os_faq question=”Where are you located?”]Sessions can be held online using our secure platform tied to our booking site, or at an office situated at the Lutheran Church of our Saviour in Owen Sound (1049 4th Avenue West, Owen Sound, ON)[/os_faq][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][os_faq question=”Can I get a prescription for medication?”]As a Registered Psychotherapist I am unable to prescribe. You would need to make an appointment with a psychiatrist or speak to your family doctor.[/os_faq][os_faq question=”What is a ‘Qualifying’ Registered Psychotherapist”]As a Qualifying Registered Psychotherapist I am required to practice under supervision until I meet requirements as to my number of supervision hours and client contact. “Supervision” does not mean someone is directly watching me, rather that I need to seek guidance and have a space to ask questions about my cases. This is a best practice at any rate, and even if I was in practice for many years I would still seek guidance as needed.

One way to think of it is as similar to a graduated driver’s licensing system: I completed my G1 in placement, am currently completing my G2, and after I will have achieved my “full G” license and I will no longer be Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) but simply Registered Psychotherapist (RP).[/os_faq][os_faq question=”Which areas do you specialize in?”]I specialize in treating many day-to-day concerns that client present with including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Grief
  • Anger
  • Guilt and Shame

Additionally, I can assist with trauma.

I do not have experience treating eating disorders, nor can I perform EMDR or work with complex trauma/dissociation.[/os_faq][os_faq question=”What regulatory body are you licensed under?”]I am a Registered Qualifying Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario[/os_faq][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][os_text_and_image image_url=”768″ image_width=”less” image_side=”left” sub_title=”Who I am”]

About Me

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I have worked with individuals across the spectrum of ability and language proficiency including those with disabilities, those who experience poverty and housing instability, at-risk youth who were aging out of foster care, indigenous people and newcomers to Canada in the areas of case management, crisis intervention, mental health, counselling and psychotherapy, healthcare, community engagement, postsecondary student services, developmental support and educational support including as an English as a Second Language instructor.

Here to help engage in a collaborative process to get to the heart of the issues you face and find a way forward.

I worked as a Community Development Coordinator with the Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury to complete a grant that was successful in obtaining $600,000 for three years to make a regional organization serving clients across Northeastern Ontario. I have also worked on grant projects including a train-the-trainer grant to bring mental health training to Laurentian University and a project to support addiction medicine programming on two First Nations reserves.[/os_text_and_image][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][os_cta_block link_label=”Schedule Appointment” link_url=”http://iheft.janeapp.com” link_bg_color=”#ffffff” link_text_color=”#262626″ color_type=”light”]

Schedule your appointment today!

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