Clinical Psychotherapy Services
COVID-19 UPDATE & SUPPORT
During this unfamiliar time, it is not unusual to feel a variety of difficult emotions. It can be especially challenging for those who have struggled with depression, stress management and anxiety before the arrival of COVID-19.
If you are feeling overwhelmed and are in need of speaking with a professional, please reach out.
I am currently accepting appointments for online, or telephone psychotherapy sessions, Mondays through Saturdays.
Providing therapy to adults, children, teens, couples and families.
Alyson is currently accepting appointments for online, or over the phone therapy sessions Mondays through Saturdays.
Clinical Psychotherapy Services
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapies, Clinical Hypnotherapy and Yoga Psychotherapy.
Providing psychotherapy to adults, children, teens, couples and families.
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidenced based psychological treatment for individuals living with a multitude of mental and physical health challenges, including anxiety, depression, workplace burnout and/or trauma, Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA) and trauma, family relationship difficulties and physical health diagnosis, pain management, loss and grief, etc. Read More...
“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally” (Jon Kabat-Zinn).I offer the following Mindfulness Based therapies individually, in couples therapy as well as with groups (group programs available upon request, with client organized groups).
Have you ever exercised and/or practiced yoga, and no matter how hard you have tried, you can’t remain focussed and present? You may be at the gym, completely distracted, while watching television or listening to music while mounted on cardio equipment such as a treadmill, spinning bike, or lifting weights. Or, you may be practicing yoga, and while you find yourself in a balancing pose, wishing the pose would end? And when you think about it, does this ever happen to you in activities and chores outside of the gym or off the yoga mat? If the answer is “no!”, then you are not alone! Read More...
Art and play therapy makes it possible for children and adolescents to connect with painful past experiences while coming to understand what their picture looks like from the inside. Like the Titanic, we can only see the tip of the iceberg – not necessarily the cause of the damage and what lies deep inside. Peeling back the layers of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, experiences of bullying, low self-esteem, etc. can help children and adolescents put the pieces of the puzzle back together again. Read More...
Fees for Registered Social Work Services/Psychotherapy
*You will be provided with a receipt for Registered Social Work Services following each session. This receipt can then be submitted to your extended heath provider for reimbursement, or for a tax deduction, if applicable. Please check with your extended health care provider to inquire about coverage under your plan*
In fairness to other clients, I maintain a 24-48 hour cancellation policy. Unless it is an emergency, if you know you will not be available for our scheduled session time, please let me know at least 24-48 hours in advance so I can offer the session time to others. Last minute cancellations under 24 hours will be charged a full session fee.
If at any time you feel you are in crisis, or are in need of immediate support, please contact by phone your family physician, Telehealth, or visit your local hospital emergency department for direction.
Here are a few of the many free and confidential support lines available to adults and children. Please note that wait times may be longer than usual.