Integrative Psychotherapy & Social Work Services
My therapeutic approach with people rests on the conviction that we are all doing the best we can in any given moment with the tools and resources we have access to. Utilizing a collaborative, strength-based, anti-oppressive, approach, I support individuals to tap into the skills and resources they already possess, which have become compromised by varying shades of social, emotional, mental or spiritual challenges.
I provide a safe, respectful, and non-judgmental space to facilitate a supportive and reflective conversation through which you can begin to (re)-connect with your most authentic self and perhaps begin to think about things in a different way.
I also utilize mind-body approaches when appropriate, including yoga, mindfulness, and EFT-Emotional Freedom technique, otherwise known as “Tapping.” To read more about EFT, click here.
I hold a Master’s of Social Work Degree—with a clinical focus on individuals, families, and groups—from Wilfrid Laurier University. I am a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers: www.ocswssw.org
I have several years of experience working in mental health where I developed a passion for narrative, trauma-informed, and attachment-focused therapies, as well as mindfulness-based interventions. I utilize a broad range of conventional, evidence-based, therapeutic interventions as well as some Eastern-based traditions, including yoga and meditation, where appropriate.
Please note that many insurance companies and extended health care benefits cover services provided by a registered social worker. You will be provided with a receipt upon payment for the session, which can be submitted to your insurance company (if applicable) for compensation.
Topics that may be addressed in therapy might include:
- Gender Identity
- Parent-Child Conflict
For more information regarding my clinical approach and experience, check out my profile on Psychology Today.
“You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle but you are worthy of love and belonging.” ~Brené Brown
Contact us to book an initial complimentary consultation with Janice or call (289) 677-1816.
Yoga & Meditation
The style of yoga I teach is rooted in alignment-based traditions, with a focus on safe and accessible sequencing. I draw from therapeutic and restorative practices for clients who are seeking yoga for mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness.
Whether you are looking to increase physical flexibility, strength, stamina or coordination or are dealing with a physical or mental health concern, yoga can be a wonderful addition to your wellness regimen. Yoga may also complement and accompany Counselling & Therapy, where appropriate.
If you have been curious about meditation or perhaps it has been recommended by one of your healthcare professionals, I am a certified meditation teacher (100-hr) and would be honoured to help you get set up with a practice. Connect with me for further details.
Where you’ll find me teaching:
- Oakville Hospital in the Adult and Child & Adolescent Mental Health Units, as well as in the Adult Mental Health Day Program- ‘Mindful Movement’
- Community Living Burlington
- Private Yoga and Meditation Sessions with individuals and groups in the Halton community
- Weekly therapeutic yoga & meditation at Inside Health Clinic in Oakville
- Workplace & Corporate Wellness Workshops & Events
- Local primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools
The Sun will rise and set regardless. What we choose to do with the light while it’s here is up to us. Journey wisely. ~ Alexandra Elle
Every day we make choices to do or not do certain things. Such choices can range from inconsequential to profound. Each choice we make has the potential to contribute to our life in a way that makes it more or less balanced, more or less satisfying, and more or less purposeful. Often times, we know the choices that we’d like to be making—choices that are aligned with our values and in our best interests—but we find ourselves caught up in a cycle of habitual thought, response, and behaviour patterns that feel impossible to break out of.
Coaching can help you reflect on your values and the choices you’d like to be making in your life, as well as examine some of the barriers that get in the way of you making more intentional, aligned choices. It helps to have someone to support you while holding you accountable throughout this process, as any process that involves change can be challenging and uncomfortable—even when it’s a positive change!
If you are feeling called to do some inner-exploration and make some changes with respect to what you are currently doing with the light in this life, give me a call for a complimentary 15-minute consultation. It would be an honour and a privilege to walk this journey with you!
For further information, rates, and packages, connect with me today!