My Services

 

My clinical approach is in CBT and SFBT, incorporating mindfulness techniques.

 

SFBT (solution focus brief therapy) is the preferred approach of Employee Assistance Program providers as it is shorter term. I do however, incorporate mindfulness techniques which enhance the benefits of SFBT.

 

CBT is a longer-term approach which is more effective for deeper-seated and longer-standing psychological issues. However, by the third session, clients should be able to notice the effects of therapy.

 

Therapy sessions are 50 minutes long. We will always begin with a brief mindfulness exercise to get you centered and focussed and in touch with your emotions. In time, you will develop this as a natural reflex as you anticipate a session. At the end of our sessions we will briefly resume the session and your points of focus, what you will be working on before the next session.

Sessions cost $130 - $180. Payments may be made in cash, debit or major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Amex) or via e-mail transfer and are due at the beginning of each session.

If there is not at least 24 hours notice for cancellations the price of the full session will be payable.

 

I also accept BlueCross, SunLife and Telus Health affiliated Insurances.

 

Client Focus

Age

  • Adolescents 

  • Adults

  • Elders (65+)

Categories

  • Heterosexual Clients

  • LGBTQ Clients

  • Transgendered Clients

  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)

  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

Finances
  • Cost (per session): $130-180 (individual, couple) 

  • Accepted Payment Methods: Amex, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Visa, E-transfer

  • Recognized insurances: BlueCross, SunLife, TelusHealth affiliate insurances

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

 

Cognitive-behavioral therapy stresses the role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. It is based on the belief that thoughts, rather than people or events, cause our negative feelings. The therapist assists the client in identifying, testing the reality of, and correcting dysfunctional beliefs underlying his or her thinking. The therapist then helps the client modify those thoughts and the behaviors that flow from them. CBT is a structured collaboration between therapist and client and often calls for homework assignments. CBT has been clinically proven to help clients in a relatively short amount of time with a wide range of disorders, including depression and anxiety.

Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
 

Solution-focused therapy, sometimes called "brief therapy," focuses on what clients would like to achieve through therapy rather than on their troubles or mental health issues. The therapist will help the client envision a desirable future, and then map out the small and large changes necessary for the client to undergo to realize their vision. The therapist will seize on any successes the client experiences, to encourage them to build on their strengths rather than dwell on their problems or limitations.

Optimal Life Mental Health Strategies
Suite 216 - 993 Princess Street
Kingston, Ontario Canada K7L 1H3

Tel.: (613) 877-3667
Fax: (613) 877-3666

E-mail: info@olmhs.com

License No: 826110 Ontario