What We Offer
Listed on this page are a sampling of our services. At The Journey Counselling and Psychotherapy we focus on a variety of topics that may not be listed on this page.
It is important to remember that we are all unique and do not fit into one box or label. You may wish to discuss other pain points or topic areas that are not listed here. Your time with your therapist is yours to explore whatever is important to you.
Affordable Therapy Program
Our Affordable Therapy Program is available for clients who cannot pay our full session rate. Individuals will be assessed on an as needed basis, and priority will be given to those without insurance coverage.
Individual Session - 50 minutes
Intern: $100.00 plus HST
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying): $150.00 plus HST
Registered Psychotherapist: $175.00 plus HST
Registered Social Worker: $175.00
Practice Director, Registered Psychotherapist: $187.00 plus HST
Couples and Family Session - 50 minutes
$200.00 plus HST if applicable
Couples and Family Sessions - 75 Minutes
$275.00 plus HST if applicable
Services are eligible to be covered by most private insurance companies. Please consult with your employer or benefits package for individual coverage. At this time, direct billing is not available.
Additionally, psychotherapy fees are considered by the Canada Revenue Agency to be an eligible medical expense that can be claimed on your income taxes.
Valerie is a registered mental health provider for NIHB (Non-Insured Health Benefits Program).
Counselling for Anxiety
Anxiety can feel like constant worry, excessive fear, and being stuck in the future considering "what if". At the Journey Counselling and Psychotherapy, we take a unique, individual or what is known as person centered approach to our anxiety counselling. We focus on you. There is no one else like you, and so why would a textbook method of treatment work for everyone? We first start by taking a look at coping mechanisms that could bring you immediate relief. Then, we jump into the muck and heaviness that is anxiety to try and understand why it is causing such unhappiness.
If you are struggling with anxiety, chances are you are struggling to take the first step on your journey with therapy. There are so many what ifs. Our Care Coordinator will walk you through some of the uncertainty and help ease your worries during your consultation session.
Child, Youth and Support with Parenting
Our team of therapists specialize in parenting support, teen therapy and child counselling. In today's world there are a thousand pieces of advice and feedback coming at you every minute of the day. How can you possibly know what is best?
Seeking support from a therapist can offer you customized guidance and direction that best suits you and your family. No tiktok or instagram influencers here! Just you, your family and a therapist to can offer you unbiased and nonjudgemental support.
Therapy To Help With Identifying Emotions
Emotions? What Emotions? When you're overwhelmed or feeling like your drowning in stress, it seems impossible to even figure out what you are feeling let alone begin to talk about it.
Our therapists are trained in emotion- focused therapy to help you begin to name your emotions rather than continue by numbing them.
Couples or Relationship Counselling
Relationships are hard. Whether it's your best friend or the person you have chosen to spend your life with, every relationship can have it's challenging moments. At the Journey Counselling and Psychotherapy, we work with individuals, couples, families and other relationship structures (ie. friends or coworkers) in a unique way that facilitates an environment where each party can be heard and have a chance to heal. Only then can we move forward and create structures and systems to promote communication and prevent further conflict escalation.
Counselling for trauma is one of the main reasons people seek therapy. After years of research, it has been learned that trauma is never about the actual triggering event, but rather how the mind and body react afterwards. Coping mechanisms are never a long term solution for trauma. It is important to understand what has happened to you, in order to heal and move forward on the journey you wish to be on.
Codependency and Intergenerational Trauma
Co-Dependency is when we rely on, assume responsibility for or enable another person's actions, additions, mental health. Through therapy we can learn to identify our attachment styles and dependent habits, creating new, autonomous identities.
Co-Dependency is something that 97% of people experience in their lifetimes. It can be hard to identify and break patterns in your relationships. Together with a therapist you can become independent.