Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger after traumatic events. I can help you overcome these symptoms, guide you through the process of grief and healing to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
When family members are in conflict, the whole family suffers! Family counselling can help stabilize the dynamics between family members, improve interpersonal communication and salvage complicated relationships. Couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship can benefit from therapeutic support.
In these unprecedented times, online and telephone counselling are the preferred methods of service delivery, however, in-person sessions can be arranged if this is your preference. Teleconferencing sessions are held from the safety and convenience of your home. All you need is a phone, tablet or computer with video capabilities.
Please verify with your insurance provider whether you have coverage for either a CCPA Certified Counsellor (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association), a master’s level therapist (Master of Education in Counselling Psychology) and/or a Naturopath. If so, your sessions will be covered. Some insurance providers require a referral from a physician before covering counselling services. If this is the case with your provider then please ensure that you have acquired the necessary documentation before your first full session.
There are often appointment slots available that do not show up automatically in the system, such as cancellations. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by completing the contact us form.
Yes, we do have a sliding scale fee structure for individuals who do not have insurance coverage or whose insurance coverage has been maxed out ($65-120).
Contact us at email@example.com to discuss your situation. There are a spaces available for people whose access to counselling is hampered by their financial situation and if during counselling your financial situation changes, then the fee can be renegotiated.
In provinces like Newfoundland where counselling is not yet a regulated profession, counsellors have their credentials certified by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. The Canadian Certified Counsellor certification is a national service that identifies to the public those counsellors who CCPA recognizes as qualified to provide counselling services in Canada. Obtaining the status of Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) includes recognition of standards of professional preparation, continuing education, and a formal code of ethics. As a non-statutory self-regulating body, CCPA provides advice and discipline for members on matters of professional conduct. For more information visit https://www.ccpa-accp.ca/about-us/
Heather is currently training with Sue Genest and has completed the coursework related to EMDR. She is currently using EMDR to treat select clients under the supervision of Sue Genest and associates. Heather consults with certified EMDR practiioners on each case during this practical portion of the program. Not every clients is a good candidate for EMDR and as with any treatment plan many factors are considered when deciding the best way to manage and treat each cleint's case. Client's take an active role in treatment planning and they have the final say on the speed and direction of their care.