Counselling Services


Client Focus

Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
Children (6 to 10)

Treatment Approach & Types of Therapy

Dialectical (DBT)
Play Therapy

Play Therapy for toddlers and young children

Average cost (per 50 min session): $75

Sliding Scale:Yes (Rates vary depending on individual circumstances).  (Temporary Fee Bonus: $50 per session)

My clinical experience and Masters Case Study work was with children experiencing anxiety and trauma. Through play, client-centred in nature, the children were given freedom within the therapeutic structure to explore their feelings and thoughts. With a combination of play, which is the primary medium and speech, which is the secondary medium the children built trust, became comfortable and were able to communicate their feelings and thoughts. Typically a non-directive approach was the style used. At times, including a directive approach with activities and play proved beneficial to the children.

Sometimes children experience difficulties at school, in their community or in the home. Through play therapy, anxiety in children can be explored and treated. Play therapy allows children to let out their worries and concerns. Self-awareness may also be achieved.

The benefits of play therapy for children are many.

· It can help a child improved their self-esteem and self-confidence

· It can Contribute positively to emotional, social and cognitive development

· It helps a child deal with anxiety

· Play therapy can help with emotional intelligence and resilience

Older children may do the same through a combination of play and talking. My approach is mostly non-directive allowing the child to choose ways to communicate throughout the session.

My almost 20 years of experience teaching children gives me much confidence and ease with children of all ages as well as youth.


Client Focus

Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Elders (65+)

Alternative Languages: Italian

Treatment Approach & Types of Therapy

Dialectical (DBT)

Talk Therapy (Adults and Youth)

Average cost (per 50 min session): $75 

Sliding Scale:Yes (Rates vary depending on individual circumstances).   (Temporary Fee Bonus: $50 per session)

I provide Talk Therapy with client-centred approaches to support the mental health and personal growth of adults and youth.

We will work together to develop therapeutic goals. You will work towards regaining strength and positivity in your life. A better understanding of oneself, deepening and improving the relationship one has with the self and others can enhance one’s quality of life.

I work with adults and youth with a range of difficulties such as anxiety and stress, interpersonal relationship struggles, anger and other issues.

I also offer counselling services in Italian. If you, or your loved one feel more comfortable speaking in the Italian language I can definitely facilitate this request.








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