About

Often in our lives we don’t take enough time to look at why we are the way we are. Whether it be feelings of anxiety that we’ve gotten used to putting up with, or constant trouble in our relationships, it sometimes feels easier to pretend we’re fine rather than really taking a close look at ourselves. From my experience, gaining a deeper understanding of who we are can have a positive effect on the way we see ourselves, how we relate to others and how we feel.

As a Therapist in Training at the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy, I offer reduced-fee one-on-one psychotherapy sessions in Kitchener-Waterloo for clients 18 years and older. As I am still in the midst of the 7-year training program at CTP, I am in regular supervision with a Registered Psychotherapist.

I am also a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapists, and am bound by their code of ethics as well as the practice and ethical standards mandated by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

Visit my Services page for more information on what I can offer you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is often referred to as “talk-therapy”. While it is that, it can also be so much more. Psychotherapy is an uncovering of our unconscious minds. It’s a way of learning more about ourselves through patterns of relating, and the ways in which we deal with feelings and emotions, in order to bring about growth and change.  This is possible through a safe, supportive and confidential space created by the therapist and the client.

More specifically, psychodynamic psychotherapy is a type of therapy that sees the meaning of someone’s symptoms or complaints within a larger context of them as a whole person; “a dynamic, growing, feeling, changing human being with conflicts, fears, anxieties, and psychological defenses” (Fels Usher 2). 

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Fels Usher, Sarah. Introduction to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Technique. International Universities Press, Inc. 1993.

What is a Therapist in Training?

A Therapist in Training just means I am still in the midst of completing my Diploma with the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy in Toronto. However, I am nearing the completion of the program and have weekly supervision with a Registered Psychotherapist while I see clients in private practice in Kitchener-Waterloo. For more information on the CTP program, please visit www.ctp.net.

How do I make an appointment?

Please give me a call at (519) 584-5762 or fill out the contact form.

Fees & Insurance 

Fees

My fee for a one-hour session is $50.

Payment is due at the end of each session and I accept Cash, Cheques (not post-dated) and E-transfer.

Insurance

Since psychotherapy is regulated under the CRPO, some insurance companies do cover psychotherapy; however, it is not covered under OHIP. 

Please check directly with your insurance company to see what is covered, and how the process of getting reimbursed works.