Choose the session that's right for you
15 min phone consult
- For First Time Clients Only
- Inquire About Process
- Discuss Your Goals
- Evaluate Potential Match
- Ask Additional Questions
Therapy - 30/60 Mins
Per hour session
- Therapy Session Online
- Discuss Struggles & Needs
- Therapist Listens & Empathizes
- Gain Insight & Tools
- Discuss Progress & Triggers
- Ongoing Evaluation of Goals
- Dive Deeper Into Process
- Learn More About Self
Coaching - 30/60 Mins
Per hour session
- Life Coaching Session Online
- Aimed at Goal Oriented People
- Discuss Struggles & Blocks
- Coach Listens & Asks Questions
- Gain Insight & Ideas
- Create Action Oriented Plan
- Discuss Progress & Challenges
- Ongoing Evaluation of Goals
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do people go to therapy and how do I know if it is right for me?
People have many different motivations for coming to psychotherapy. Some may be going through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, new job, etc.), or are not handling stressful circumstances well. Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts and creative blocks. Therapy can help provide some much-needed encouragement and help with skills to get them through these periods. Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their goals in life. In short, people seeking psychotherapy are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make changes in their lives.
Do I really need therapy? I can usually handle my problems.
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.
How can therapy help me?
Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and coping strategies for numerous issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Therapists can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and daily life stressors. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:
- Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
- Developing skills for improving your relationships
- Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
- Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
- Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
- Improving communications and listening skills
- Changing old behaviour patterns and developing new ones
- Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
- Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
What about Psychotherapy and Medication?
It is well established that medication solely is not a long-term solution to mental and emotional problems. Medication will treat the symptoms of pain and distress. Therapy will address the underlying emotional issues and behaviour patterns that curb progress. Therefore, you can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach. Working with your medical doctor you can determine what's best for you, and in some cases, a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action.
Is Coaching Right For Me? Can it Really Help?
Coaching differs from therapy in the simple fact that it is action and goal oriented. Coaching is right for people who want to make progress and change and are willing to do the work necessary to do so. You may have internal blocks that are in the way of reaching your goals and those will be discussed so that you can move past them. This is similar to therapy in the sense of addressing the internal conflicts, but different in that we are looking at how these internal blocks go against your value system and therefore goals. With the overall intention of moving quickly past them. Together we will think outside the box and come up with new ways to handle issues and situations, coming up with a game plan for working towards your goals. And the coach will support and hold you accountable for your actions, reevaluating them as needed.