“I am no longer interested in becoming unbreakable. I am interested in shattering with grace and courage, and making art of all the broken pieces"
— Nisha Moodley
"Maybe the journey isn't so much about becoming anything. Maybe it's about unbecoming everything that isn't you, so you can be who you are meant to be in the first place" - Paulo Coelho
Individual counselling is an invitation to "unbecome". It can be a safe space where you gain insight and healing, and grow into your authentic self. Learn to surrender and find your way back to truth, love, and worthiness. Develop new meaning out of your experiences, and re -write and re-define your life. This new sense of belonging allows you to realign with your soul and live wholeheartedly
Specialties include: relationship issues, trauma resolution, family of origin issues, abuse issues (emotional, physical, sexual), mood disorders (anxiety/depression), grief/loss issues, life transitions, and parenting issues
I am also a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator
My current expertise is working with couples, and I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Dr. Sue Johnson, best selling author and clinical psychologist developed EFT based on 20 years of clinical research. My work with couples using the EFT model focuses on adult attachment and repairing the bonds between two people. Dr. Johnson says, "love is no longer a mystery". We now know what it really takes to make a relationship work. Dr. Johnson has revolutionized the field of couples therapy, and this is why I am excited to share the EFT model with my clients
I provide a safe environment for you, as a couple, to learn your attachment needs and explore your relationship patterns. Through the EFT model you can recreate safety in your relationship, heal from your wounds, and repair your bond
According to Dr. Johnson, 70% - 75% of couples move into recovery, and 90% of couples show significant improvements after 8-20 sessions of EFT. Everyone has relationship struggles and it is important to find comfort in each other, feel understood, and reconnect
I also provide an intensive couples weekend retreat: Hold Me Tight®
Family therapy is an opportunity for loved ones to express themselves, openly communicate, and solve problems that are negatively affecting the entire family unit. Regardless if one member or mulitple members of the family are struggling with an issue, bringing the family together can offer many benefits in counselling. Family therapy often focuses on relationships between each member,
communication patters, and reuniting the family as a safe, and strong unit.
Fee for a 50 minute session is $130.00 (No HST).
Rate is based on customary Social Worker rates for the Niagara Region.
Please Note: some insurance companies provide coverage for therapy services by Clinical Social Workers (M.S.W., R.S.W). If this applies to you, please direct your inquires to your benefit provider.
Social Work services are considered a tax credit for income tax purposes. If you do not have a benefit plan, or your plan does not provide full coverage, you can claim expenses when you file your income tax return.
At least 24 hours notice for appointment cancellation is required. Sessions not cancelled 24 hours in advance will be charged the full fee
Your confidentiality is important to me. Information you share with me will not be communicated, directly or indirectly, to anyone without your informed and written consent.
"Duty to Report" legislation exists for all regulated health professionals to contact appropriate authorities should you disclose an intention to harm yourself or others
Communication via e-mail is not completely secure or confidential, and should only be used for inquires or scheduling appointments