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Low-Cost Counselling

Finances should never be a barrier to getting help.

 Counselling is most effective when you receive it regularly. If costs get in the way, we are pleased to offer $50 individual and couples sessions. Intern counsellors are supervised by centre directors and costs are covered under most Extended Health Benefits plans.

Thrive supports graduate counsellors in training so as to provide you with low-cost therapy.

Courtney Orser, Intern Counsellor

“Do the best with the energy you have” — Elaine Welteroth
  • Committed and caring support, available for weekly sessions
  • Receives ongoing supervision from centre director to help guide treatment
  • $50 fifty-minute sessions for individuals or couples
  • Covered under most Extended Benefits Plans
 
Please contact [email protected] if you would like to work with Courtney.
As a mental health professional, I strive to create a space—whether virtual or physical—that fosters healing and empowerment. With safety at the core of my focus, I work to meet individuals where they are, applying a combination of narrative and somatic techniques to help those who work with me to move toward their therapeutic goals. In each interaction, regardless of your identity or experiences, I apply an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and feminist lens to support the creation of a safe and welcoming space. My background in child and family studies and experience working with children allows me to see the impact that an individual’s environment can have on their functioning as well as the importance of providing people with the experience of feeling seen, heard, and understood. Currently, I am studying at Adler University, working towards my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, continuing to expand my knowledge of the complex and diverse challenges that people are faced with and the ways in which the impacts of those challenges can be softened through counselling supports. I believe that therapy can provide insight, clarity, and balance for all individual’s and would feel honoured to hear your story and to assist you in the process of tapping into resiliency, connecting positively with yourself and others, and feeling grounded as you move through the world.
Specialties  
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Couple and relationship counselling
  • Life transitions
  • Sexuality and gender identitity
  • Men’s issues
  • Women’s issues
  • Chronic pain
Approaches  
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Trauma-informed
  • Feminist, anti-oppressive
  • Holistic and multicultural lens
  • Attachment therapy
  • Adlerian Therapy

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.