Services Available In-person in Sault Ste Marie, ON, or video therapy / counselling from anywhere I firmly believe that everyone gets the most benefit from face to face, relationship-based psychotherapy, and encourage face to face support if possible. However, sometimes there are limitations to accessing face to face sessions and potential clients have the option to choose secure, virtual sessions through TherapyOwl.
Psychotherapy is a registered health profession (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario) and is therefore often covered by private health insurance. There are often other sources of funding as well - please contact me for more information.
Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org), call or message me (705)255-5665, or click HERE to directly book a session. If you are not yet a client, you can book a free initial visit (face to face or video). Specialties:
Play Therapy Play-based therapy helps children to feel neurological safety and connection, allowing them to experience and work through their feelings and feel better. My practice includes elements of DIRFloortime, parent support, arts-based approaches through a strengths-based approach. This involves following the child/youth's lead and building on key developmental areas that support well-being in a fun way that kids enjoy.
Support for Neurodiverse Children and Adults and Their Families DIRFloortime; Developmental, Individualized, Relationship-Based play therapy originally designed for children with autism, but a wonderful play-based approach to support children of all developmental levels in self-regulation, Functional Emotional Developmental Competencies (FEDCs), parent-child relationships and self-regulation, critical to lifelong development, learning, and well-being. DIRFloortime is the foundation of the play-based therapy I do with children and families. It is parent-focused, developmental, and individualized, so it can be as casual or intensive a program as you like, depending on the needs of your family. See this site for more information about what it is, how you can support your child, and how you can get started.
HeartMath HeartMath is an approach based on decades of scientific research on the psychophysiology of stress, emotions, and the interactions between the heart and brain that gives biofeedback on the variations between heartbeats (heart rate variability, or HRV), a measure of our stress response system and how we are self-regulating, allowing us to use a variety of reflective techniques that impact our stress response system and thus our well-being and see immediate results of some of these techniques on our nervous systems.
Coming Soon The Safe and Sound Protocol, another wonderful tool based on HRV for improving vagal tone (our stress response system) and enhancing social engagement which involves specific techniques for increasing the nervous system's ability to feel safe and calm.
Clients are always encouraged to meet with different therapists to find out who they best resonate with, since we all approach therapy in unique ways, and it's important to find someone/something that works best for you. Below is a link to a listing of local therapists and their areas of specialties. Feel free to contact them as well. If you are a local therapist and would like to add your information to this listing, please email me at email@example.com for access. Click here to access the directory.