Services are available in English and French
I am pleased to offer individual therapy to adults, children and adolescents. I believe there is no need to be in crisis or to have mental health issues to benefit from Psychotherapy, Counselling or Art Therapy. As a professional therapist, I listen and follow the client’s lead in determining what will best meet their specific needs.
Psychotherapy is a collaborative form of treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a therapist . It involves exploring our inner most thoughts and feelings to increase understanding of self and assist in recovery from difficult life situations.
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that utilizes art making to express in images what is challenging to articulate with words. It involves the use of a variety of creative techniques such as collage, drawing, painting, sculpture, music, and creative writing to support individuals in understanding and resolving deep personal issues. Art therapy is inherently a spiritual endeavour that connects mind, body, heart, and soul.
Spirituality is an evolving process of becoming. It is a quality that is not related to a specific religious affiliation. Spirituality concerns the experience of striving for meaning, purpose and self-transcendence which involves expansion of boundaries and considering oneself as an integral part of the universe.
Rates (online video or phone)
45 min $110
90 min $200
I also offer a sliding scale for those who need it. Contact me directly to find out how this could work for you.
Please note that Individual counselling and art therapy fees may be covered through employee health insurance. Please check with your provider before your appointment. A receipt will be provided for reimbursement.
At this time all sessions are virtual.
When considering online options it’s important to consider the Benefits and Challenges before signing up as this may not be suitable for your particular circumstances or needs.
Benefits of Online Therapy
|Virtual methods are equally effective as face-to-face therapy
It allows clients to see their therapist from their home or when travelling
Can foster therapeutic intimacy when clients are hesitant about the intensity of face-to-face sessions
Can more effectively address therapeutic goals
Reduces issues of shame and self-consciousness related to the body
It supports clients with social phobias
It increases feelings of control and empowerment
Can be more economical than face to face therapy
Can provide continuity in emergency and crisis situations
Artwork can be shared between and during sessions
Artwork can be created together by using a ‘share screen’ function and a drawing app
May be a preferred option or the only option for some clients for various reasons
It offers privacy – some clients do not want to be seen attending therapy
Flexibility – so many options available to meet the clients’ needs
Accessibility – removes barriers, such as distance
Challenges of Online Therapy
Sometimes its harder to connect to your therapist but not necessarily
There is restricted ability to offer warmth and care through nonverbal communication when a client is upset
For the therapist there is a restricted view of nonverbal cues
There is potential for misinterpretation and misunderstanding – so the therapist may need to ask more clarifying questions
The artwork might be limited by client’s access to art materials – The therapist might send art materials to them, give them a list of what to buy or use a digital app. It’s important to note that in art therapy we explore symbolic representation so anything can be used!
There could be technology barriers and need for support.
Security risks to the therapist – precautions to protect against cyber attacks. I use secure platforms and encrypted email. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Potential for boundary violations. It is important to maintain professional boundaries through social media.
Some clients may prefer face-to-face sessions
Barriers in communication due to language, culture and disability – may require adaptations The needs of complex psychiatric cases may need additional supports –
Working with child clients requires an adult to facilitate the process at their location
Continuity of care is maintained through documentation of all electronic communication and virtual sessions.
Je souhaite profiter de l”occasion pour souligner que nous nous trouvons sur les territoires traditionnels des PiedNoirs et des peuples de la région du traité no 7 du sud de l’Alberta, qui incluent les Premières Nations Siksika, Pikuni, Kainai, Tsuut’ina et Stoney Nakoda. La ville de Calgary est également la patrie de la nation métisse de la région III de l’Alberta