Welcome

Sometimes in life we need a helping hand of someone we trust to talk to in confidence. If your problems seem overwhelming it may be time to seek the advice of a caring professional. As a registered psychotherapist, mental health nurse and art therapist, I am interested in listening to you, understanding your needs and helping you through this difficult time. Feel comfortable to call or email me with any questions you have about my services.

Psychotherapy, Art Therapy and
Mental Health Counselling

Psychotherapy and counselling are therapeutic techniques which utilize an interpersonal relationship between the therapist and the patient for the purpose of psychological well-being. There is considerable overlap between the terms psychotherapy and counselling, but they are distinct approaches.

Psychotherapy

Utilizes ‘talk therapy’ to develop insight and self-understanding about a range of issues or concerns. This can include general stress, anxiety, and feelings of depression. Gaining insight about issues that are causing strain or difficulty in one’s life can have a positive impact on coping skills and resilience.

Art Therapy

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that utilizes creative means to express thoughts and feelings. Just like psychotherapy it can help to understand and manage difficult behaviours, feelings, improve self-esteem and awareness. There is no need to be an artist to do art therapy, just the desire to try something creative and self-expressive.

Mental Health Counselling

The focus of counselling is usually on something more specific that may have a psychological source of concern. Counselling usually involves more goal setting and coordination of mental health supports and resources.

Mental Health Support for Veterans

Recently the Department of Veterans Affairs Canada (2015) included psychotherapy services as a part of their benefit grid. Canadian Veterans living in Ontario may now access mental health services by a registered psychotherapist. This new expansion of mental health services is part of greater recognition of psychotherapy as an evidence based treatment modality for mental health and wellbeing.