Individual Counselling - $175/hr
(Major Credit cards / Electronic funds transfer accepted as payment)
Monday 12 - 5pm
Tuesday 10 - 4pm
Thursday 3 - 9pm
Friday 9am -12pm
3-4 Hour - Personal and Group Intensives
Check with your counsellor for pricing details
From time to time, clients may find themselves on the verge of a therapeutic breakthrough that requires more time and emotional focus than a typical 50 minute counselling session can accommodate.
This type of intensive is ideal for clients wishing to accelerate their therapeutic journey in a safe environment that provides the freedom to tackle a significant life challenge. This process is ideal for deeply exploring self-limiting beliefs and confronting behaviour patterns that block success. It can also be an opportunity to engage in a supported conversation with an important person or people in their lives.
Offering Online Sessions Due to COVID 19
Currently, I am offering video or phone sessions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. These sessions offer you the opportunity to receive counselling support from the safety and privacy of your own space.
I am a registered member of the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), and a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).
Though I have been counselling and coaching men for many years, I recently completed my M.A. in Counselling Psychology, the educational requirement to register as a psychotherapist in Ontario. As such, I continue to work with a clinical supervisor as I complete my direct client hours for the CRPO.
Please note, as a Registered Psychotherapist my services are covered by most insurance plans. That stated, it is my client's responsibility to contact their insurance company to validate their insurance coverage.
Therapeutic counselling for men can be a profoundly rewarding and healing experience that at times, can be heavy and serious, but it is more often inspiring, empowering and even enjoyable.
I support my clients to better cope with challenges to their mental health and well-being. Together, we face whatever challenge confronts them, so they don’t have to handle challenges alone or stay stuck in self-limiting beliefs or self-destructive behaviours. Typical sessions will address themes in two major categories:
Mental Health Themes
Emotional dysregulation (i.e. Anger management)
Shame & Guilt
Grief & Loss
Intense psycho-social stress & Burnout
Addictions, Substance Abuse & Workaholism
Conflict seeking or avoidance
Misogyny & Gender bias
Racism & Cultural stereotyping
Immaturity/Failure to launch
Bullying & Abuse
Relationship issues (i.e. Separation & Divorce)
Coping with Change or Disruption
Boundary & Limit Setting
Emotional self-awareness & expression
Self-confidence, Self-care & Self-respect
Career focus & success
Accountability & Commitment
Recklessness & Extreme risk-taking
I wholeheartedly believe that my clients are experts in their lives. That stated, I focus on helping men of all stages, ages, orientations and cultures awaken to their highest potential (to become the best partner, father, son, friend, and brother) by helping them discover and develop the mature masculine aspects of their character that have either stalled, or have yet to be discovered.
Facing life-challenges alone is not the measure of a man.
Many men carry within them, unspoken psychological pain (shame, guilt, anger, sadness, fear, loneliness, failure, loss) that they hide, or are reluctant to share with another. Left unattended, this burden of pain can develop into unhealthy patterns of behaviour and limiting beliefs that significantly impact their quality of life.
A Poem by David Whyte (House of Belonging)
Above the mountains the geese turn into the light again
painting their black silhouettes on an open sky.
Sometimes everything has to be inscribed across the heavens
so you can find the one line already written inside you.
Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that first,
bright and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart.
Sometimes with the bones of the black sticks left when the fire has gone out, someone has written something new in the ashes of your life.
You are not leaving
you are arriving.