Emotional Wellness is defined as "an awareness, understanding, and acceptance of our feelings and our ability to manage effectively through challenges and change."
-The National Center For Emotional Wellness
Colleen Thompson, M.A., R.P.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
I have been providing Psychotherapy and Counselling services for over 15 years. I primarily work with adults, couples, families, and youth 14+. I have experience working with individuals struggling with a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship difficulties, self-esteem and addictions.
I use a number of evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based, Client-Centered, Solution Focused and other appropriate modalities.
I offer a safe, non-judgemental and accepting environment where we can work together to help you navigate through life's challenges in order to achieve your best possible emotional wellness.
I offer in person, video or telephone counselling. Call or email for a free 15 minute consultation in order to allow you the opportunity to explore your mental health needs, ask questions, and decide if us working together is the best fit for you to achieve your goals.
Courtney Smith, M.A. R.P. (Qualifying)
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I hold a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology and a B.A. in Psychology.
I have experience in working with mental health, crisis, and addictions and complex trauma for over 10 years. I have experience with individuals and family complexities and take a client focused integrative approach to therapy.
I view psychotherapy as a tool used to facilitate change and enhance personal growth. Whether clients are new to the therapy journey or seasoned, I will provide a safe space for client to explore their behaviours, thoughts and feelings in a non-judgemental space.
I offer in person, telephone, and video counselling. Call or email for a free 15 minute consultation.
What Is Psychotherapy
A talk-based therapy used to assist individuals as they work through various challenges with the goal of improving well-being and mental health.
Psychotherapy can help with some of the following
Everyone will experience anxiety from time to time. It is completely normal and at times necessary to our survival. But when anxiety becomes persistent and begins to interfere with your life, it may be time to reach out for help.
Most people will experience feelings of sadness in their life. It is a normal feeling to experience when faced with losses or life challenges. But when these feelings are ongoing and more than just sadness, you may be experiencing depression.
Relationships are an important aspect of our lives. At times, we can find ourselves experiencing difficulties in these relationships due to a break down in communication, respect, and trust.
Trauma can result from a single event or multiple events that are emotionally distressing or life threatening and have a significant impact on an individual's mental, physical, emotional, and/or spiritual wellbeing.
Addictions are the repeated use of a substance or engagement in a behaviour that causes significant harm to one's life. Addictions can involve alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, and more.
Stress is a normal feeling that can happen when a person is having difficulty coping with demands and life events. Learning strategies to manage stress can help prevent chronic stress from having a negative impact on your life.
Most will experience periods of grief in their lifetime. Grief can take many forms, including loss of a loved one, relationship breakdowns, job loss, and more. The pain of loss can be overwhelming and it is okay to reach out for support.
Provides individuals the opportunity to work through personal issues in a one-on-one collaborative relationship with a therapist.
Provides couples a safe environment to be able to address their issues and work together for change.
Provides families the opportunity to work through conflicts and improve communication.
Youth and Child Counselling
Provides a safe space for children and youth who are experiencing life stressors or are having difficulties managing emotions or behaviours.
Initial consultations are FREE and are 15 minutes long and held either by video or telephone.
Cost per sessions range from $120.00 - 160.00 + HST per 50 minutes in length.
Couple's and Family Counselling (fee dependent on length of session).
Cost per session range from $140.00 - 200.00 + HST. Sessions may be 50 minutes or 70 minutes in length.
Sliding Scale Rates
TBD (limited spaces available)
You may qualify for a reduced rate. This is determined based on individual circumstances and availability. You can speak directly to your therapist during your initial consultation to determine if you qualify.
Extended Health Coverage
Most extended health insurance plans have coverage for services provided by Registered Psychotherapists. We recommend you contact your insurance provider to ensure Registered Psychotherapists are covered prior to your first appointment. You will be provided with a receipt for services for each session attended to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement.
EAP (Employee Assistance Programs)
Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) are employee benefit programs offered by many employers and are generally short term counselling. If you have benefits through an EAP program, you can ask your therapist directly during your initial consultation if they contract with your specific EAP provider.
We ask that you provide us with 24 hr notice of cancellation of your scheduled appointment. Missed or late cancelled appointments may result in a 50% cancellation fee. We recognize that due to unexpected life circumstances that you may not be able to provide notice, so a possible cancellation fee will be determined by your therapist.
Payment for each session is due on the day of your session.
Payments can be made via:
Receipts will be provided after each session.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect from my first appointment?
For your first appointment with Restore Wellness, our therapists will discuss informed consent, obtain a general history and explore with you what your goals for counselling are. At Restore Wellness we recognize that your appointments are for you and our goal is to walk along side you in a direction or path that meets your mental health needs and allows you to reach your goals.
How long are appointments?
Therapy sessions run 50 minutes in length, with an additional 10 minutes for note taking. In accordance with the College of Registered Psychotherapists, we are required to document details of the appointment as part of the clinical record. Some session may extend to 75 minutes if agreed upon for family or couple appointments.
What are your hours?
Restore Wellness offers flexible hours to meet the needs of our clients. Time of appointments vary on availability. We do offer day, evening, and weekend appointments. Please discuss this with your therapist.
Are my appointments covered through OHIP?
Psychotherapy is not covered through OHIP. Many insurance companies now cover psychotherapy with a Registered Psychotherapist. Please check with your insurance provider to see if a Registered Psychotherapist is covered prior to your first appointment. After each session, you will be provided with a receipt for services which can be submitted to your insurance company for reimbursement. Our Psychotherapists are also covered by some EAP plans (Employee Assistance Programs). If you are covered by EAP, please ask your therapist and if they are covered through your specific plan.
What are the fees and payment policy?
Information regarding fees and payment can be found under our Professional Fees section.
What if I need to reschedule or miss an appointment?
At Restore Wellness, we ask that you provide us with 24 hour notice in needing to cancel or reschedule your appointment. There may be a 50% cancellation fee if 24 hour notice is not provided. However, this will be decided by your therapist.
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