Services

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  • I provide a variety of services including individual, couple, and family counselling.   In counselling we help you identify and work on your issues in a goal directed, educational and supportive manner.

Some of the things I have been able to help clients with include:

  • Problems with mood or anxiety
  • Coping and interpersonal conflict
  • Difficulties with emotions or mood swings
  • Anger issues and anger management
  • Marital and couples therapy
  • In couple situations, we can work on conflict, marital disappointment, sexual desire, among other issues
  • Healthy separation and parenting after separation as an alternative to the courts
  • Family therapy to address common child and adolescent parenting challenges
  • Alcohol addiction, drug addictions, substance abuse, problem drinking, problem gambling (Addiction Is Not Your Fault….It is Your Responsibility) Abstinence will be our focus if loved ones are complaining…Relapse prevention is the goal) 
  • Issues unique to military families, including deployment, frequent relocation, and the military spouse.
  • Financial issues, debt management, budgetting

Please feel free to click here and send a question by email or request an appointment

My Daughter Melody, Fearless Eager to take risks and try new things and make her old man sweat

Melody Driving Canoe Summer 2016

 

 

I use an eclectic approach to counselling drawing on attachment theory, cognitive behaviour therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, and emotion focused therapy. I have been commended by clients for my supportive, caring, and psycho-educational format.

  • Access and Fees – You can access my services in a variety of ways, including

Fee for services – The fee is $150.00 per appointment and this is due each appointment by cash, check or web banking transfer please.   Reimbursement from extended health insurance is the client’s responsibility except in the case of armed forces clients.

Cancellation Policy – I have a three “working day” notice of cancellation policy for missed appointments, please advise be email.  This three day policy includes initial appointments.  Clients are billed full rate for missed appointments, or inadequate notice.  The three day policy allows me to have “urgent” appointment spots available usually for new clients.  Client are welcome and encouraged to change appointments by email which is checked often throughout the day.

I do not have a wait list at this particular time.  I can typically book you in within two to three weeks for the initial appointment.  My cancellation policy also allows me to often advise of an earlier available appointment if urgent.

Extended Health Benefits – Your group insurance, extended health may cover part or all of the cost of therapy.  Check with your human resource officer or extended health insurance carrier at your workplace to see if social work psychotherapy / counselling is covered under your plan, or therapy with a registered psychologist.  You have the option to seek reimbursement either for social work services or for psychological counselling.  If submitting for psychological counselling you accept that I seek additional consultation supervision with a supervising psychologist.
My Girls Love Skiing  and so Does Dad, 

Melody and Hope Together at Tremblant March 2016

 

I am registered with a number of Extended health insurance and EAP providers. 

  •  National Defence (Blue Cross) and RCMP  I am an “external provider” with the Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP.  Authorization must be obtained from your Medical Officer.  To obtain referral, please see your MO and review if this might be an option.  Click here to view information about this program.

 

  • Canadian Armed Forces, and CF Family members can confidentially access the Member Assistance Plan, available to members of the Canadian Armed Forces and there families.  No referral is needed from your Physician with the Department of National Defence.  Call 1 800 268 7708, to obtain a self referral.  Click here to review information on this program.

 

 

  • EAP Coverage for Short Term, Solution Focused Support or Initial Consultation may be available, I am registered with the following providers.  

Ceridian Life Work Services

Aspiria EAP

PPC Interlock

Health Canada, for many Government of Canada Departments and Agencies

 

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My Daughter Hope at Air Show

Hope nice shot snowbirds 3 2014

My Daughter melody,  Melody Attitude Soccer Jun 2016