Kintsu Counselling Services operates from a client-centred perspective where therapy is tailored to your needs. Dawn will support you in gaining self-awareness, defining your values, and developing strategies to enhance your well-being. Dawn will connect with you in a manner that demonstrates mutual respect, trust, and utmost confidentiality. In sessions you will receive open ears and an open heart, powerful questions, and a safe, supportive environment.
The first phase of the therapy process is centred around building a trusting relationship between the client and therapist, and understanding your concerns and goals. Dawn uses interventions that support individuals in making sustainable lifestyle changes, learning healthy stress management and emotion regulation skills, adopting more positive thinking patterns, and cultivating self-compassion.
You have the right to respectful therapeutic care. You have a right to every respect and consideration of your privacy and individuality. You also have a right to discuss your therapy plan, goals, and the estimated length of therapy. You may choose to end therapeutic services at any time.
Dawn’s flexible schedule allows for sessions to be made Monday to Friday. Limited evening and weekend appointments are available, and are reserved for those who are unable to attend weekday sessions. The frequency of sessions is mutually agreed upon and is conducted in an open-ended fashion.
Dawn provides a holistic and eclectic therapeutic method. She does not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach. She draws on a variety of therapeutic modalities such as: cognitive-behavioural, compassion-focused, motivational interviewing, and trauma-specific interventions.
Dawn currently offers a women’s self-discovery group. The main themes of this group are exploring shame and building self-worth. Group members have an opportunity to develop the skills required to better manage the areas in their lives where they may be feeling 'stuck' or 'lost'. This process is done through feedback from a trained therapist and through therapeutically guided interactions among group members. It also offers intensive self-exploration and reflection.
Group cohesion occurs once the members begin to experience a sense of belonging. This is an open processing group where members graduate once they have reached their personal goals. This group is available for women and gender non-conforming folks.
60 minutes each. $110 + HST.
90 minutes each. $55 + HST.
Please contact your insurance provider to determine if seeing a Registered Psychotherapist is covered through your benefits.
Payment is due at the end of your session. Payment can be made in cash, credit card or e-transfer.
There may be times when a session will need to be rescheduled. It is requested that at least 24 hours of notice is provided in order to ensure that your therapist can provide service to as many people as possible. Payment is expected for any missed sessions that were not cancelled 24 hours in advance.
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Please contact Dawn to arrange for an initial session or if you have any questions about the therapy process. She can also be reached by phone at (844) 237-3267 Ext. 1.
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