MCP, RCC, Counsellor at Thrive Downtown
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver
- Relationship issues
- Stress and anxiety
- Men’s issues
- Women’s issues
- Life transitions
- Trauma and PTSD
- Person-Centered therapy
- Adlerian Therapy
- Trauma-informed therapy
- Attachment-based therapy
- Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
- Strengths-based therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
I understand and respect how the vulnerability in healing can be difficult and even terrifying. My hope and intent is to provide you with a safe and compassionate environment for you to be heard, respected, and understood, so that you may heal and thrive. It is my privilege to work with you and I look forward to meeting you.
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.
Does insurance cover your fees?
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.