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Our Covid-19 Response

Thank you for visiting our website during this most difficult time.  Our team is here to support you. While an essential service, our social workers are practicing social distancing by providing telephone or video therapy.  Although this may be new to you, we promise you that we will walk you through the simple technology required and we will ensure you feel comfortable throughout the process.

We realize that due to social distancing, you may not be able to set aside a full hour for therapy, due to child care constraints or a lack of a private space in your home.  Therefore, we are offering half-hour sessions in order to accommodate your needs and help you feel supported, regardless of your circumstances. We are here to help. If you are unsure, please email us and we will provide a free-15 minute phone call to assess your needs.  Our services continue to be covered by Extended Health Benefits plans, Non-insured Health Benefits (NIHB) and the Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP)

For our existing clients, we are here for you when you are ready to return to therapy.  For our new clients, please be assured that you have made the right choice to seek support with us.  Call Tara at 519-752-3653 and she will be happy to answer any questions and will connect you with one of our therapists.

Please stay at home, but remember you are not alone in this crisis.

The Right Fit!

Making the decision to seek therapy and support is difficult. It is important to find a therapist who feels like the “right fit” when taking the courageous step to open up about yourself.

We seek preventative support in many areas of our life: medical check-ups, eye exams and dental check-ups. We believes that an emotional wellness check-up is essential to living a balanced and fulfilling life. An Emotional Health Check-Up appointment will help you clarify your values, conflicts and emotions in order to help you set goals for yourself. Ongoing support can help you gain valuable tools to work on these goals between appointments and achieve success, often after just one or two sessions!

Whether you are seeking psychotherapy on the recommendation of your physician or you are just following your gut feeling that things “just aren’t right”, working with Alison or Rebekah can help you learn techniques for managing your emotions and symptoms. We believe in a holistic approach to therapy, examining mind, body and spirit. In consultation with your physician, they can help you decide if medication is right for you, and how psychotherapy can eliminate the need for medication or compliment it.

Group Programs are a valuable way for individuals who are expiring similar struggles to work together under the guidance of therapists.  Quite often, group therapy participants feel understood, connected and improve their outcomes more quickly than they may in individual therapy sessions.  This is because group therapy offers a unique opportunity to connect with peers who really understand their journey.  These connections are often powerful, and work toward sustaining long-term change. 

Alison and Rebekah provide corporate training and supportive workshops on a variety of topics including stress, motivation, self-care, communication skills, managing lifespan changes and emotional wellbeing.  Our practice strives to increase connection, improve communication and provide education on a variety of topics relating to wellness and mental health.  Contact our office to schedule a consultation to discuss how our practice could meet your training needs.

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WHAT TO EXPECT?

We want to make your visit with us the most comfortable we can, so we’ve provided some information about what to expect from your counselling experience.

Making the decision to seek therapy and support is difficult. It is important to find a therapist who feels like the “right fit” when taking the courageous step to open up about yourself.  Therapists utilize different communication and treatment strategies, and in fact, no two therapists are alike.  Alison and Rebekah are available to discuss your needs in a free telephone or email consultation where you can discuss in more depth specific questions you might have and they can outline in more detail how you will work together. They will listen to your needs and determine treatment strategies that meet these needs and help increase your motivation to address your issues and make positive changes.

In-Office Counselling Services: Sessions take place in person at our office, which is located within a medical practice.  This setting offers discretion and privacy in a comfortable office space.  It is centrally located with free parking and accessibility.

Telephone Counselling Services: If there are mobility issues or other obstacles to face-to-face meeting, telephone counselling can be arranged.

Video Counselling Services: Sessions can be conducted via teleconferencing programs where distance or mobility is a factor.

Psychotherapy services are often covered under extended health care benefit plans. In addition, therapy services can also be claimed as a medical expense on your income tax. Please check with your extended health care provider to determine if my services are covered and how much is available to you.

Many people choose to seek counselling support and pay out of pocket.  Most agree that they see the expense as an investment in themselves that ultimately serves to improve quality of life and work toward providing clarity on values and goals.  Our rate follows the professional fee guidelines for MSW’s established by the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW).

It is understandable that cost is an important factor for most people and determining the length of time that you will be in counselling is a consideration. Depending on the issue you are seeking therapy for, change can take place in a short-term period ranging from four to twelve sessions. To address concerns that have a deeper root and that have been with you for a prolonged period, longer term therapy may be indicated. The timing and duration of our work together is ultimately in your hands. We  will work with you to ensure you’re your intervention meets your needs.  Where affordability is an issue, we are willing to provide homework activities that can be completed outside of the therapy sessions so that appointments can be scheduled at less frequent intervals.

Support & Solutions

Alison and Rebekahs’ support covers a wide range of issues including:

  • Communication and Conflict
  • Changes in Life Stages/Circumstances
  • Stress Management
  • Self-esteem and Negative Thinking
  • Worry and Anxiety
  • Depression and Loneliness
  • Personal, Education and Career Coaching
  • Parenting Challenges

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