BLOOMING LIFE THERAPY

 
 

Through Blooming Life, I offer individual, family, and/or couples therapy sessions and I work with children, adolescents (12 and older) and adults. My clients meet with me for either a 50 minute or a 80 minute session. As an art therapist, psychotherapist and counselor, I employ a caring and compassionate approach at all times. My strengths incude working with youth, young adults, adults, and seniors with mental illness. I am experienced assisting with issues of self-esteem, identity, personality disorders, chronic mental illness, trauma, developmental delays, dual diagnosis and concurrent disorders, family conflicts, and grief. I am passionate about promoting healing and growth through:

 

  • Art Therapy

  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy


Using a psychodynamic person-centred approach, mindful art and spiritually integrated psychotherapy, I can assist you and your family on your journey toward health and an abundant life. I believe that health is influenced by our ability to creatively engage and grow towards our potential, in physical, mental, emotional and spiritual capacities. My practice includes art and psychotherapy services, as well as long-arm machine quilting, and Certified Zentangle Instruction for individuals, groups, and companies.

THERAPIES

What is Psychotherapy?

 

Psychotherapy addresses personal difficulties. It allows an individual, family, or couple, to talk openly and confidentially about their concerns and feelings with a trained professional. 

What is Art Therapy?

 

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that encourages free self-expression through painting, drawing, or modelling, used as a remedial activity or an aid.

SERVICES AND RATES

 

Free initial consultation. I offer a free 30-minute phone consultation prior to starting therapy. This gives us a chance to discuss your situation, find out if my approach is a good fit for you, and address any questions or concerns you might have.

Standard rate. The standard rate for a 50 minute session is $120. If more than 1 person is attending then the rate is $150.

Health Insurance. Private psychotherapy is not covered by OHIP, but coverage may be provided by other insurance plans. Please check with your health insurance provider the coverage you have for a registered psychotherapist, and any limitations for services prior to our first appointment.

Sliding scale rates are available. I will provide services at a reduced rate according to your income level. Please ask for my rate summary.

 

CONDITIONS & TREATMENT

Below is a list of common conditions that may successfully be treated by Blooming Life's therapeutic modalities. This is not an exhaustive list so if you are looking for treatment of a particular condition not found below, please contact me for more details. 

  • Anxiety

  • Attachment

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Brain injury

  • Career change

  • Chronic mental illness

  • Creative blocks

  • Depression

  • Dissociation

  • Domestic violence

  • Gender identity/sexual orientation

  • Guilt or Shame

  • Grief

  • Interpersonal conflict

  • Loss

  • Mood disorders

  • Nightmares

  • Personality Disorders

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Relationships

  • Psychosis

  • Self harm

  • Sexual abuse

  • Sleep difficulties

  • Stress

  • Trauma
  • Women’s issues

SERVICES

Services for Adults

Many people seek the support of psychotherapy at some point in their lives. The assistance of a skilled and caring therapist can be healing and transformative. Whether you are seeking assistance for anxiety, depression or a history of trauma, need help coping with a recent loss or wish to become more accepting of yourself and others, I am here to help. I work using a variety of modalities, including art therapy, combined with mindfulness to provide healing and positive change.

Services for Children & Adolescents

It can be very difficult to watch kids struggle, and wonder what steps to take in making life better for them. Psychotherapy can help with addressing some of the underlying difficulties a young person may be experiencing at home, in school or in relationships with others. A child who is experiencing one or more of the challenges listed below may benefit from additional support.

  • Academic or school difficulties

  • ADHD

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Bed-wetting

  • Chronic fear

  • Depression

  • Difficulties with peer or sibling relationships

  • Difficulties eating or sleeping

  • Frequent lying

  • Impulsivity

  • Learning disabilities

  • Loss and Grief

  • Nightmares

  • PTSD

  • LGBTQ?2S

 
 
 
Services for Organizations and Mental Health

Organizations may seek support for their staff in achieving positive mental health and developing their staff. This can improve productivity, morale, and self-care. I can provide services to your organization through creative and mindful workshops. 

  • Innovative thinking

  • Team-building

  • Understanding mental health and stress in the workplace

  • Mindfulness techniques

  • How Trauma impacts the workplace

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