Therapy services are supervised by a licensed member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and clients will be issued a receipt to submit to their insurance company upon payment.
We provide individual psychotherapy to Adults and Adolescents. Therapy sessions are designed to address a range of clinical and day-to-day problems by helping the client to develop greater self-awareness, promote productive thinking patterns and implement coping strategies.
We work with individuals experiencing worry, anxiety, obsessions and compulsions, panic attacks, sadness, depression, life transition/adjustment problems, relationship difficulties, interpersonal difficulties, behaviour concerns, low self-esteem, and general self-doubt. Additionally, adults who are struggling with parenting responsibilities or who are finding it difficult to meet family and work obligations are provided with strategies to address these concerns.
Our therapy orientation is integrative and includes various approaches including:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)
Solution Focused Therapy
*When indicated, our interventions can involve collaborating and consulting with medical, school, and community professionals.
WHAT TO EXPECT —
Prior to beginning therapy, you will be asked to fill out a brief personal information form as well as asked to sign privacy and payment policy forms; stating that you understand your privacy rights and our fees as well as give us consent for your treatment. Your therapist may also ask you to complete a behaviour checklist in order to establish a baseline measure of your current behavioural functioning.
The first session (intake) is designed to gather information about your social and emotional history as it relates to your current situation. The therapist will ask you to tell them what issues you would like to work on and together, you will develop an agreed upon treatment plan. There is no "set" number of sessions for any one particular issue as factors like readiness to change and ability to implement and follow through with strategies acquired during therapy vary from person to person. However, based on your psychological profile, your therapist will provide you with an approximate number of sessions (and their frequency) for treatment.
There is no wrong way to do therapy. You can count on our therapists to be supportive and non-judgemental; whatever the issue.