Counselling & Therapy
Janice’s therapeutic approach with individuals and families rests on the conviction that everyone is doing the best they can at any given moment with the tools and resources they have access to. Janice is passionate about empowering people as the “experts” of their own lives and helping them tap into the skills and resources they already possess, which have become cloaked in varying shades of mental health concerns, including Anxiety, Depression, Stress, and Trauma.
Janice provides a safe, respectful, and non-judgmental space to facilitate a supportive and purposeful conversation through which individuals and/or families can begin to unveil some of their unique skills and abilities or perhaps begin to think about things in a different way.
Janice has a Master’s of Social Work Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, and is a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers: www.ocswssw.org Janice has several years of experience, working in mental health, where she developed a passion for Narrative, Trauma-Informed, and Attachment-focused therapies, as well as Mindfulness-based interventions. Janice utilizes a broad range of conventional, evidence-based, therapeutic interventions as well as yoga and meditation-based approaches, where appropriate.
The rate for a 1-hour session is $140.00.
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.
Issues addressed in Therapy may include:
- Gender Identity
- Parent-Child Conflict
Check out my profile on Psychology Today for further details.
“You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle but you are worthy of love and belonging.” ~Brené Brown
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!