Depression & Grief Care
Are you feeling overwhelmed, disconnected, sad, fearful, stuck or on autopilot in your life? We can help you explore and assess the root of these feelings and work through them. Loss and bereavement are normal parts of life but never easy. We can walk beside you on this journey and support you through life, career, and relationship transitions that may be affecting your mood.
Stress, Anxiety, Trauma Support
Are you feeling stressed, exhausted, burned out, and run down? Have you been exposed to trauma through your work as a front-line professional? No matter your profession, the pandemic has left many of us all feeling unsettled and anxious. Insight oriented practices, stress reduction, and trauma-informed support can help support you navigate through these challenging times.
Relationships provide us with love and support, but can also be a challenge. We can explore your romantic relationships, friendships, family connections, or workplace relationships with an eye toward boundary setting, strengthening intimacy and attachments, or working through relationship loss.
Family of Origin & Trauma Work
Early childhood trauma, also known as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), relating to childhood issues, abuse, neglect, or feelings of abandonment can leave us struggling in our current relationships. We can help you to work through some of these family-of-origin issues so your current life and relationships can be more peaceful, meaningful, and empowering.
Psychological Care & Covid Recovery
People keep saying we are Post-Pandemic now, but are we really? We often think about what life was like back Pre-Covid. Many of us are still dealing with what we call Ambiguous Loss and Grief and Covid is in no way over for many. We survived and are still putting one foot in front of the other, but we are still feeling lost, disconnected, lonely, and exhausted. Some of us have had Covid, while others supported those who had it. No matter your experience we are here to support your healing with post covid anxiety as well.
Do you look after others, but always put yourself last? Have you lost yourself? Are you a caregiver to someone with intellectual or physical challenges, or are you living in the sandwich generation, caring for aging parents and your own children at the same time? We at Insight have professional and personal experience in these areas and can walk by your side to support you as you work toward finding yourself again
Senior Support & Life Transitions
More and more these days it is hard to find support for seniors as they journey through life stage transitions. Loss of a spouse, retirement, health changes, moving residences, and new social & family roles can be stressful. These circumstances can affect one’s identity, sense of meaning and purpose, belonging, self-esteem, and wellbeing. We can offer you a safe non-judgemental space to work through life's challenges.
Neuropsychotherapy and brain-based modalities are talk-based forms of support based on the assumption that our brains and neural connections are plastic and thus, can be changed during the counselling or coaching process. Often, losses, emotional wounds, and traumas are stored in our bodies and brains leading us to maintain difficult patterns of behaviour, thoughts and feelings that keep us stuck, leading to depression, anxiety and other forms of suffering
Front-Line and First Responder Support
Those working in the helping professions are exposed to trauma and crisis regularly, it is part of our job, but the pandemic added another layer of trauma where "helpers" were forced to make triage decisions like never before and some of these decisions left them traumatized, wrought with guilt, and even wanting to leave the profession. As a former member of Victim Services, I have professional and personal experience to walk by your side as you process these experiences. I also have leadership training to support your issues around employment.
Career, Professional, & Leadership Support
Do you come home from the end of the work day with little left for yourself and family? Are you struggling with work/life balance or interpersonal conflict at work? I am a Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator through Brené Brown's Dare to Lead Leadership Program, and my goal as a therapist-coach is to help you create a more fulfilling, balanced, and meaningful life and career. I can facilitate goal setting, position transition, or support you through a career change. As I am Registered Psychotherapist these services are covered by many insurance plans.
Psychiatric and Mental Health Diagnoses & Assessments
My practice includes a collaborative partnership with Psychotherapy Matters—a virtual platform that connects therapists and their clients to psychiatrists, making the journey towards recovery less stressful. Psychiatrists are medical doctors that prescribe medication and offer a psychiatric diagnosis. Throughout the process and during these psychiatric consultations, I as your therapist is always present to help you feel comfortable and contribute to the doctor’s evaluation if required. Most clients wait 6-18 months for a psychiatric consult. Because I collaborate with Psychotherapy Matters, your wait is significantly reduced to 6 to 8 weeks. These consultations come with the added convenience of meeting the psychiatrist virtually while in your therapist’s office or your own home. These psychiatric services are covered under OHIP - so there is no fee for to you for this service when you are a client at Insight-Online.
I will collaborate and connect you virtually with a circle of care team that can support your medical and psychological mental health needs
Clinical Supervision (CRPO)
We have supervised practicum students at Wilfrid Laurier University's Psychotherapy Program since 2015. We also supervise students from Yorkville University. We meet the qualifications as clinical supervisors through the CRPO. We work with students, RPQs, and fully qualified therapists seeking clinical consultation. We utilize feminist, multi-cultural, attachment-based, trauma-informed, and psychodynamic frameworks emphasizing transference and the use of self in therapy.