I provide individual (children, adolescents, young adults), parental and family therapy for a variety of behavioural, developmental, emotional, and relationship issues. In a warm and supportive atmosphere, clients are offered a highly personalized approach to help attain the personal growth they are striving for. I have an integrative and interactive theoretical approach. Thus, my theoretical framework is mainly cognitive-behavioural and psychodynamic when working with individuals, while family systems theory and behaviour modification principles are key components of family work. Regardless of the theoretical emphasis, the therapeutic relationship is always held as a top priority.
Treatment specializations include:
Autistic spectrum disorders (ASD), separation anxiety, developmental language delay, behavioural and emotional concerns, fears, issues with feeding/sleeping/toiletting, self-stimulation/mutilation, play assessment and therapy.
Somatic complaints, anxiety, noncompliance, anger management, problems with friends and rules at school, social skills, difficulty adapting to parental separation and change in family structure, coping with illness and death, selective mutism, encopresis, low self esteem, perfectionism, phobias, giftedness, obsessions and compulsions (OCD), sudden changes in sleep/eating patterns or frustration tolerance, art and play therapy.
Like above plus, body dissatisfaction, self-harm, depression, sudden changes in grades/appetite/energy/interests, issues with autonomy and responsibility.
Personal and interpersonnal issues, parental concerns, adjustment to the changing needs of growing children, transition to being a productive adult, adaptation to decreased autonomy due to age/illness, parental separation.
Effective and sensitive discipline, parenting disagreements, conflict resolution, sibling rivalry, adjustment to step-parents or step-siblings, to parental absence, to chronic illness, death.
General information for clients
Rates are available upon request. Reduced fee services are available for students and other individuals with limited financial ressources on a limited basis, or if long-term intervention is deemed necessary.
Check, cash, or Interac transfer at the time of service.
If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment, or if you fail to give 48 hours' notice for a cancellation, you will be required to pay the full cost of your session.
Services are covered in part by most private insurance plans. All uncovered fees are deductible on income tax (medical expenses). Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions: