Reconnect with yourself
We focus on individual adult clients, because we believe true growth and healing happen when an individual gets to know themselves better. Our goal is to improve relationships in client’s lives by improving their relationship with themselves first. This allows growth in their intimate relationships, family relationships, parent/child relationships, work relationships, friendships, etc.
Who and what we treat
Police, firefighters, paramedics, and military personnel have experiences and needs that set them apart. We have experience and training in meeting their needs.
If you are struggling with stress related to balancing life and work, navigating difficult management, or managing others, we’ve got tools to help.
Relationships can be a significant source of stress. Resolving relationship stress involves knowing yourself and your patterns to find a new way of being in relationship.
Low self-estem is often a result of a tough childhood. Therapy can help you understand the roots of your beliefs about yourself and find pathways to nurturing yourself.
Anxiety can lead to actions that are at odds with one’s values. Therapy can be a place to stop the eternal argument with your anxiety and move towards more ease.
There is nothing like becoming a parent to push you to emotional extremes. If you have trouble being the parent you want to be, therapy can help.
ADHD is both a gift and a curse for many. Therapy can help with techniques to master emotional regulation and day-to-day struggles.
Autistic people are both unique and have similar struggles to one another. Therapy can be a safe place to explore and learn ways of being that can ease life.
Identities shift across one’s lifetime and therapy can be a place to have conversations that lead to greater self-knowledge and self-acceptance.
What we offer
On your terms, for the length of time you wish, at the speed you need. We provide telephone and video therapy in the comfort of your home (or office or car or neighbourhood…) and in person therapy in downtown Ottawa. We offer a private space for you to work through the issues holding you back.
Walk and Talk
Pair the serenity of a long walk and a deep conversation with a skilled therapist. Using the proven science of the benefits of walking for emotion processing, our therapists will create a plan that includes moving your internal world where you’d like it to be while moving your body outdoors.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is an eye-movement protocol that can help rapidly shift distressing emotions from memories, experiences, and beliefs.. In each session, you remain in control as we pair eye-movements with specific steps of recalling and shifting your memory in a similar manner to the memory consolidation processes that happen in REM sleep. Resolve your painful past in as few as 1-5 sessions.
Frequently asked questions
I’ve never been to therapy before. What can I expect during the first session?
Most people feel very nervous about first sessions, even if they’ve been to therapy before. First, I want you to know that you have the right, at any point, to say you don’t want to talk about something or answer one of my questions. Second, please take advantage of our free 15 minute consultation (book here) so that you can talk to us, see if we feel like the right fit for you, and to get some of those first session jitters out of the way. Finally, rest assured that you will be guided and supported through your first session, as we talk about what brought you to therapy, get a sense of your patterns, and start to set some goals together. You’ll finish the first session with a clearer sense of what we will work on together and how we will get to your goals.
How much does each session cost?
Session fees are $165 per session. Sessions are about fifty minutes long, to provide time for note taking after session.
Can I get reimbursement by my insurance for your services?
Most people do have coverage for “Registered Social Workers” or “Psychotherapy” under mental health services or psychology. Please check your individual plan for details.
Do you offer a sliding scale fee for those without insurance?
Yes, we do offer a sliding scale fee for a percentage of our practice, as determined by individual clinician. Please reach out to find out more details. Our goal is to honour your financial health while supporting your mental and emotional health.
Why choose us
- Your privacy will be taken VERY seriously
- Your individuality and identity will be honoured
- Your goals will be centred
- Your life experience will be valued
- Your time and investment will be respected
- Your story will be held with reverence