It's ok, not to be ok! By seeking someone you can trust, talk to, and build a working rapport with, you have taken the first step to healing. I offer my support with a healing, wholistic approach for couples, families, and/or individuals. My goal is to support your healing journey and empower you to reach your full potential. Let me help you break down and confront obstacles that may be preventing you from achieving your goals and dreams and empower you with developing healthy strategies and coping skills.
Do you consider yourself a worrier? You might be tired of the constant heaviness, overthinking and feeling stuck. You may not know what to do, but you're ready to find some relief. At Grounded Minds, we specialize in supporting adults and youth with anxiety, OCD and PTSD. People often come to us looking for ways to manage or lessen their anxiety. Let's work together to help you feel calmer and more grounded.
Productive psychotherapy occurs within the context of a positive therapeutic relationship between the therapist and client, so often times the first one or two sessions are focused on a consultation to review the client’s concerns and for us to see if we are a good fit to work together. During this time, I will make recommendations for a treatment plan and will ask for the client’s feedback.
Constantly battling anxiety, dread, and worry. Often finding yourself wondering what you can do to distract from or get rid of the awful feelings. You may have found that pushing worries away only works for a short time. You feel like your life has been impacted by anxiety, OCD, or trauma. Anxiety doesn't have to be something you just get used to dealing with. Let's work together to kick anxiety out of the driver's seat.
It takes courage to take the first steps towards healing when you are struggling. With a warm, supportive, and non-judgemental approach, I aim to provide you with a safe space to explore and unravel your experiences so that you are able to move forward in your life with an increased sense of control and a restored sense of inner wellbeing. I work from a trauma-informed and client-centred perspective and focus on helping individuals heal from their past and reclaim their life.
Grief happens when we experience any significant loss or change - leaving an irreparable void in our lives. It is an incredibly unique, yet completely shared experience that has the power to connect us all. From death to divorce, life after loss feels chaotic and strange; everything has changed & it can be hard to find your feet again. Know that grief doesn't wait either... navigating the grief of losing someone to illness or injury is not something you should have to do alone. No matter the cause, children & youth will benefit from a safe space to work through their grief & learn how to live a healthier life with it by their side.
Hello and thank you for stopping by! My name is Courtney. I am an energetic and motivated professional who is passionate about improving mental health and well-being. I have worked in a number of settings, including community mental health agencies, hospitals, and independent consulting, and have served a range of client populations. These experiences have taught me so much, namely that serving others gives my life meaning! As a clinician, I come with my lived experiences of mental health challenges, including anxiety, and low mood. I believe these experiences help to instill a sense of universality with clients.
There are times in life, especially when we are feeling most vulnerable, that we need a safe, unbiased, non-judgmental person to share our thoughts, feelings, and experiences with. We need a friendly person who accepts us unconditionally and whose primary concern is our well-being. Though friends and family are great, what may be mosted needed is the ability to talk with someone who is totally in your corner, with no adgenda other than to hear you, who will help you figure out what is best for you, and support you as you move towards your desired goals. My primary purpose as a therapist is to be that person for you.
Have you experienced a recent loss, whether it be through a death of a loved one or a job change? Have you witnessed or directly suffered a traumatic event? Perhaps you are feeling overly anxious or sad, and can't concentrate or sleep? Or maybe your child or teenager has become withdrawn, is having difficulty maintaining his or her grades, and is more irritable or angry than typical? If these are among your concerns, it may be timely to seek assistance.
**PLEASE NOTE: I AM NOT CURRENTLY TAKING NEW CLIENTS** Have you ever looked in the mirror and felt that you weren't enough? Weren't enough of what exactly? Weren't thin enough? Weren't smart enough? Weren't strong enough? I learned how to walk through those fears and just show up. And you can too! Ever since I was a child anxiety was something that was present in my life, it would come in waves and life events would trigger my anxiety to increase or decrease. I had so many masks for my anxiety that others could see it as anger, the need for control, sadness or low self-esteem.
I am offering low cost, online sessions with evening/weekend/holiday availability. Same day appointments may be available upon request. I'm passionate about helping people make positive changes for a more fulfilling life. Together, we can find coping mechanisms for stress and anxiety, improve emotional resilience and self-esteem, set goals, and focus on self-care.
Welcome & thank you for visiting my profile. I recognize how hard it is to ask for help & so I'm grateful that you have found yourself here. My job is to provide a safe, warm & non-judgemental healing space where I look beyond symptoms to help you discover your authentic self. I have a passion for understanding the brain science behind thoughts, feelings & behaviours. I love to watch my clients have "aha moments" as they explore the connections between early childhood experiences, the brains instinctive response to protect & current life struggles. My goal is for clients to have a profound & validating understanding of themselves.
Perhaps it started with one or two jarring and disturbing thoughts or images or an unshakable feeling that something wasn't right. Desperate to get rid of this unsettling experience, you performed a behaviour or mental act that you just felt compelled to complete, and at first, it seemed to help. Now you are caught in a vicious cycle where you feel the overwhelming urge to engage in certain thoughts or behaviours over and over in search of relief. You're stuck, and you desperately want to get out. If you can relate, you are not alone. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an experience that affects 1-2% of the population.
I am a compassionate, honest, empathetic therapist, and I prioritize ethical practice and integrity above all else. I like to incorporate my warmth and sense of humour in my work with clients to help put people at ease and develop a positive therapeutic relationship. I have experience working with children, youth, adults, couples and families presenting with a wide range of concerns and mental health needs. I am a registered Social Worker and a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
Your therapy journey is about you and your growth. My role is to help you discover and explore unique strengths you already possess, empowering you to navigate through life's challenges, stresses, and storms, as I help you recognize and build upon your strengths. Whether you need help in making a life-changing decision, coping with intolerable anxiety, managing a difficult relationship, or resolving lifelong or chronic struggles, my solution-focused framework will help provide you with a compass to navigate any terrain. We will work together, weaving in hope-filled strategies that build self-esteem and security within you.
Life is full of challenges, and by overcoming these challenges we can learn, grow, and discover things about ourselves, others, and the world around us. Sometimes though, these challenges become too much to handle. Perhaps we’ve experienced a loss, a major change, or a trauma, something that has taken away the sense of control over our lives and we find ourselves stuck and overwhelmed, no longer able to learn from life’s challenges, but feeling helpless to overcome them. For many of us, this sense of overwhelm leads to symptoms of depression and anxiety.
My work is client-centered and collaborative. In my practice I strive to offer practical tools and compassionate care to help people better connect with themselves and find solutions for their struggles be it with life transitions, relationships or career. I work with a lot of highly successful people struggling with stress and mood and help them foster growth, empowerment and fulfillment in their lives.
ADHD, Anxiety, BPD & Mood specialist- You're having a hard time concentrating and getting things done. You struggle to find motivation to complete your daily tasks and then feel down about yourself. You struggle with shifting moods and don't know how to cope. When anxiety and overwhelm take over, it can be hard to function because your concentration and motivation start to slip. And, if you struggle with low mood and negative self-talk, it can be hard to get out of that "funk" and shift to a more productive mindset. If you're ready to make some changes towards achieving your goals and feeling better, you've come to the right place!
My private practice is suited for non-crisis struggles such as low self esteem, mild anxiety or depression, or insecure attachment. However, these are just examples! If you feel you or your child could benefit from a positive, safe, and creative space facilitated by a supportive, non-judgmental, and encouraging art therapist, then please apply to become a potential in-person or virtual client. Please go to my website in order to learn more, and to apply!
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Sebright are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Sebright then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Sebright, or Child Psychologists in Sebright.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Sebright psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Sebright specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.