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Beginning Your Therapy

Therapy & Counselling Services

Most people, regardless of their specific challenges, can benefit from having an impartial observer listen and offer guidance. Because of therapy’s cost and time investment, however—as well as lingering stigma surrounding mental health—the decision to begin therapy isn’t always an easy one.

To determine whether therapy is the right choice for a particular individual, they should consider whether they feel sad, anxious, overwhelmed, or irritable more often than not; if yes, therapy would likely offer emotional support and help them develop the tools to manage their mental health. But strong negative emotions aren’t the only reason someone should seek therapy. If they are struggling with relationship challenges, feel stuck in their career, find themselves turning to drugs, alcohol, or food to cope with unpleasant events, or feel disconnected from the people around them, they may find therapy to be immensely helpful.

Our therapy services specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, difficulty coping, addictions and relationship issues. We provide individual private therapy and counselling for adults and youth in a supportive, non judgmental environment with one of our qualified therapists.

Therapy is for everyone

What is Active Therapy ?

Being a youth in today’s society is difficult and challenging. We provide private active therapy and support counselling for individuals.

Move beyond the boundaries of traditional therapy. Active therapy uses an individualized, strength based approach to overcome challenges, improve self esteem, teach life skills and strengthen relationships while being active in activities catered to an individuals cultural and holistic needs. Recommended for those youth who do not respond well to traditional therapy.

All Active therapy begins with 10 hr contracts which include all activity expenses

Active therapy is available to those who may benefit from:

  • Skills for Independent Living
  • Mentorship
  • Anger Management
  • Goal Setting
  • Self Esteem Building
  • Therapeutic Respite
  • Cultural and Spiritual Guidance
  • Setting Boundaries
  • Reducing Lifestyle Risk

Therapy & Mental Health Services FAQ's

Can I afford therapy & counselling services?
Making the decision to begin therapy requires a commitment in time, energy and in some cases finances. Some professional designations are covered by insurance but many aren't. To find out if your therapist is covered by your work insurance, please contact your insurance provider directly. We do not provide direct billing to insurance companies but in most cases it is very simple to get reimbursed by your insurance provider in as little as 1 week.
When can I come in for Therapy & Counselling?
Your sessions will be scheduled according to your availability within 24hrs of reaching out to us. We have counsellors and therapist available days, evenings and weekends. Our office is located at 628 St. Mary's Road. Parking is conveniently available right in front of the office on St. Mary's Road except between the hours of 3:30pm-5:30pm in which parking is available in the back behind the building. No wait lists
Are the therapy sessions online or in person?

We believe the best therapeutic relationships develop in person, however due to COVID and life commitments this is not always possible and we will provide on-line sessions by request.

Please note face masks are currently mandatory for in person sessions and you will be asked to use hand sanitizer or wash your hands when you arrive.

Therapy Fees & Payments

1hr Individual Therapy session $130.00 plus gst

1 hr Couples Counselling Session $150.00 plus gst

1 hr Family Therapy Session $150.00 plus gst

1hr In Home Therapy Session $150.00-$170.00 plus gst

Active Therapy $1200 plus gst for 10 hrs including activity expenses

We accept cash, debit, e-transfer and credit cards

What is a mental health assessment?

A mental health assessment a detailed assessment facilitated by our Clinical Specialist or a qualified Therapist. This will explore your emotional and mental wellbeing via a series of questions. The purpose of an assessment is to build an accurate picture of your needs in order to develop the most effective treatment plan.

These are only some of the questions you may asked in a mental health assessment:

  • Your mental health symptoms and dx
  • Your feelings, thoughts and actions
  • Your methods of coping with stress
  • Your physical health and wellbeing
  • Past history of mental health issues
  • Past and present issues of trauma
  • Your social and family relationships
  • Your culture and ethnic background
  • Your gender and sexuality
  • Your use of drugs or alcohol
  • Risks to self or others
  • Your strengths and skills
  • Your hopes and aspirations for the future
What is trauma and trauma informed therapy?

Trauma is the lasting emotional response that often results from living through a distressing event. Experiencing a traumatic event can harm a person’s sense of safety, sense of self, and ability to regulate emotions and navigate relationships. Long after the traumatic event occurs, people with trauma can often feel shame, helplessness, powerlessness and intense fear. Trauma-informed care refers to therapeutic approaches that validate and are tailored to the unique experience of a person coping with PTSD. It understands the symptoms of trauma to be coping strategies that have developed in reaction to a traumatic experience. Non-judgmentally, it recognizes that a person with PTSD may have behavioural, emotional or physical adaptations that have developed in specific response to overwhelming stressors

Source: CAMH- The Centre for addiction and Mental Health

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