Cam Wharram

MA, RCC, Counsellor at Thrive Downtown

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” – Carl Rogers

Specialties

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self-esteem and inner-critic
  • Adult and childhood trauma
  • Abuse and neglect
  • Men’s issues

Approaches

  • Mindfulness
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Performance Psychology
  • Client Centred Therapy
  • Trauma-informed psychotherapy
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
Are you tired of feeling like you’re stuck in your head? Does it seem like stress and anxiety are preventing you from living your most meaningful life? What is it that wrestling with your own mind has cost you?
If you feel as though something needs to change, but aren’t sure exactly what, or how, I would be honoured to discuss whether we are a good fit to walk through that journey together. If we both agree that it’s a match, you can expect our sessions’ progression to go something like the following:

We will begin by cultivating a trusting space. Only then will we begin to will leverage proven psychological and mindfulness strategies that you will use to take the (often uncomfortable) actions that will move your life in a direction that aligns with your values. Ultimately, my responsibility is to work with you as you continue to build a meaningful life built on fulfilling relationships with your loved-ones, career, and especially inner thoughts and feelings.

Your Questions

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How many sessions does therapy take?

Growth and healing are best viewed as a journey that you learn to live, instead of a cure that you take like a pill. For this reason, everybody is different. We often find that 4 – 8 sessions accomplish a great deal of relief. With that said, clients may experience transformation within a few sessions or realize there is something bigger they want to work on longterm.

How often should I come?

When possible, it’s a great idea to come in every week or two when getting started. The biggest first step is building the trust and safety that allows good work to be done. Once this occurs, clients often space out appointments to a month or more, or take breaks from counselling altogether.

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Does insurance cover your fees?
Registered Clinical Counsellors are covered under most Extended Health Plans, but always call or check online to ensure your plan covers counselling specifically.
What is a session like?

You will be greeted in a waiting room that offers espresso, tea and water, before joining your counsellor in a comfortable sound-proofed room. You will be met with warmth and respect before you are guided through the process of informed consent so that there is total transparency. Your counsellor will get to know you so that the therapy is specially fitted to you as a unique person. All activities will be explained fully and nothing will ever happen without your consent and awareness.