How do clients begin the process?
It is often helpful to speak initially. I offer a complimentary phone consultation where we can discuss any issues, concerns, and goals that you are hoping to address in therapy. This consultation will also allow you to ask any questions you may have and gain an understanding of how I work with clients, as well as discuss a plan for your therapy.
What is a typical session like?
Depending on the needs and goals of each client, I offer talk therapy, art therapy and/or writing as ways to communicate and express oneself in the session. Each session allows for an opportunity to address where you are at, review things that were discussed previously, and work on current as well as any new issues, needs or concerns that are in keeping with your goals. I encourage clients to take an active role in their therapy, and equip clients with tools and strategies they can use both during and in between sessions.
What are the fees?
Please call to inquire about fees for individual, couple and family sessions. Fees may be covered under your Extended Health Care plan.
What types of issues can I address in therapy?
- grief and loss
- relationship issues
- separation and divorce
- family conflict
- eating disorders and body image
- shy or highly sensitive nature
- behavioural and emotional issues
- self-esteem and confidence issues
- work related issues
- school difficulties
- issues with peers
- building social skills
- gaining self-awareness and insight
- improving coping abilities
- parenting support
- developing strategies for problem solving
- suicidal ideation
What is the session format?
Currently, sessions are only being offered virtually, either by video or phone. Once COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, I will resume in-person sessions as well as continue virtual session options.
What is Art Therapy?
Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that incorporates the process of art making as a means of communication in the therapy process. It is a gentle, but effective way of allowing clients to express their thoughts, feelings and emotions about particular issues, without solely relying on the spoken word. The art becomes a tool for communication, self-discovery, personal development, healing and growth.
Do I need to be artistic to benefit from Art Therapy?
Artistic skills or experience are not necessary to benefit from Art Therapy. The focus rather is on self-expression, not the artistic quality of the art.
“The aim of art therapy is not to produce art, but to use that which comes from hidden sources – which can be brought to light through art media – to promote understanding, consciousness, growth and transformation.” –Carl Jung