"You do not need to know precisely what is happening or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope." -Thomas Merton-
Individual Counselling/Psychotherapy for Adolescents aged 16+, Young Adults and Adults
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) as an approach for helping those struggling with PTSD and Developmental Trauma. It can also be used to address a number of other issues including anxiety and depression among others.
Access to Virtual Psychiatric Consultation, Evaluation and Assessment: Caritas Counselling has partnered with the Psychotherapy Matters Virtual Clinic to offer clients access to Psychiatric referral and evaluation through video conference sessions. This provides my clients with quicker access to Psychiatric services and follow up appointments if necessary. I am pleased to be able to offer this unique service to my clients and am happy to explain more about how this process works. Please contact me for further information.
Family-based consultation for ADHD: This consultation focusses on helping families to develop strategies to support school-aged children who are struggling with the challenges of ADHD. Challenges with Executive Functioning Skills (the skills that help to keep up focused, on task and organized) can impact children in many ways. Lagging skills can keep children from functioning successfully academically as they find themselves distracted, perhaps encountering social issues and impulsivity issues that leave them feeling misunderstood.
ADHD Coaching and Counselling support for Individuals: ADHD can be both a challenge and a unique blessing! Individuals with ADHD often have an ability to think outside of the box and to exercise tremendous creativity. These abilities can get pushed into the background in the face of everyday challenges with executive functioning skills like planning, organization and task completion. Lost keys, unfinished projects and …. lost keys AGAIN, typify some of the issues that can create frustrations for adults with ADHD but also for their loved ones. Sometimes when ADHD has gone undiagnosed and unaddressed it leaves people with relationship issues, feelings of inadequacy and a sense of wondering why things just don’t come together in the way that they do for other people. It is possible to chart a way forward by taking time to look at your life goals (immediate and long term) and to work together to figure out strategies and build up skills and strengths that can work.
Spiritually Integrated Counselling: My goal is to welcome all to engage in the process of growth and healing through the evidence-based therapy offered at Caritas Counselling. Sometimes though individuals are seeking evidence-based psychotherapy that integrates their faith and spirituality. Adding prayer, participation in a faith community, the wisdom of Scripture and a personal relationship with God, can be a powerful addition to the process of therapy. It is my pleasure to integrate the elements that you feel comfortable with and which are important to you into the therapy process.
Fees and Insurance
Rates: $130 +HST for 55 minute sessions for Individuals $195 +HST for 1 hour and 25 minute sessions for Individuals
Insurance: Depending on your current health insurance provider or employee benefit plan, it is possible for services to be covered in full or in part. Please contact your provider to verify any existing coverage for a Registered Psychotherapist (RP). A receipt will be provided to you after every paid session which contains all of the information you need to request reimbursement from your provider. I’d recommend asking these questions to your insurance provider to help determine your benefits: Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits? Does my plan have limits on the number of sessions or a maximum amount I can spend on therapy with a Registered Psychotherapist (RP)? Do I need written approval from my primary care physician in order for services to be covered?
Payment: I accept etransfer for payments.
Cancellations: If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you may be charged for the full rate of the session. I am currently available for appointments on: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays between 11 am and 8 pm Saturdays between 11 am and 4 pm