Counselling in Burlington
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What is Psychotherapy and Counselling?
Psychotherapy and counselling at our Burlington-based clinic can help individuals, families, or couples make positive changes to their lives. Through talking openly and confidentially with a licensed professional about your concerns and emotions, you’ll be able to feel a greater sense of well-being within yourself and within your relationships.
What Personal Goals Can Psychotherapy and Counselling Help Achieve?
Our registered Social Worker and Counsellor, Anne-Marie Banks, has more than 10 years of experience. She can help you with:
- Finding effective, positive ways to handle difficulties in day-to-day life
- Building or repairing meaningful relationships in personal and family life
- Gaining relief from lasting effects of mental or physical trauma
- Dealing with illness or the loss of a loved one
- Overcoming anxiety and depression
- Reduced stress
- New perspectives on various mental and social problems
- Management and elimination of mental and medical side effects
- Prevention of mental and physical illness
What to Expect on Your First Visit
During your first visit with our Burlington counsellor, you’ll receive a full assessment which involves an in-depth review of your current situation, personal history, and any symptoms and external factors that impact you emotionally. Based on the assessment, you and your counsellor will be able to determine next steps and develop the most effective and appropriate treatment plan.
Therapy is a team effort, so it helps to be honest, be prepared, ask questions, and be open with your feelings. Therapy is not a quick fix; it is a process. Creating a strong therapeutic rapport with your therapist will help speed your recovery process and ensure that the treatment being provided is most effective.
We don’t believe in “cookie-cutter” approaches. Each client at Pillars of Wellness is unique, and that’s why we aim to take the time and effort to get to know you and what you’re going through — helping you feel better while experiencing the most effective treatment possible.
What Conditions Can Psychotherapy and Counselling Care Help Treat?
Psychotherapy can help deal with a variety of personal difficulties, whether they are mental, emotional, chemical, spiritual, social, or financial.
Psychotherapy can help manage and treat mental health conditions such as:
- Borderline, Antisocial, Avoidant, and Obsessive-Compulsive
- Substance abuse
- Eating disorders
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Panic disorder
- Postpartum depression
Psychotherapy can be an effective part of treatment when considered alongside medication and other types of therapy.
We use any or a combination of the following methods to guide you back to a life of health and healing.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and Families
- Anger Management
- Grief Counselling
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Life Coaching
- Art Therapy
Before Your Visit: Frequently Asked Questions
What is counselling like?
Counselling is a different experience for each individual. We always work hard to meet your needs based on your unique set of circumstances. During your first visit, also called “an assessment”, you’ll be asked basic and informational questions to help you and your therapist establish your goals.
Your therapist may suggest exploring different therapy methods such as relaxation or mindfulness, journaling, role-playing, reading assignments, or even “homework”. How the therapeutic process will progress depends on your commitment to achieve your goals.
Is what I say kept confidential?
We do not share any information about your counselling sessions to anyone without your consent. There are some exceptions to confidentiality. If there is the possibility of harm to the client or another person, or in cases of child or elder abuse, the counsellor is mandated to report certain information to the appropriate authorities.
How often will I meet with my therapist?
The frequency of therapy is mutually agreed upon by you and your therapist and is largely based on your presenting issues and the goals of treatment.
It is very important that you arrive early or on-time for your scheduled appointments. Regular, timely attendance of your counselling sessions will help you to achieve your therapeutic goals. If for some reason you are unable to make it to your scheduled session, please call the Clinic 24-hours ahead of time.
When will I start to feel better?
There is no set time for how long it will take until you feel better. Relief may come from a variety of sources, including making changes in your thoughts, behaviours, relationships, and choices. It may take time to achieve. However, the more you are committed to your goals, the quicker you’ll achieve positive results and therefore, feel better.
Counseling (private) Prices
Free 15 min consultation
Counseling Assessment (60 min) = $140
Follow-up treatment (60 min) = $140
Auto Insurance: If you have an illness or injury from a motor vehicle accident, health services may be covered under your auto insurance plan.
Extended Health Benefits: If you are receiving long-term disability income from an insurance program, your program may cover various health services, or you might have a work benefits package which covers a portion of the health services.
Veterans Affairs: If you are a Canadian armed forces veteran, the Department of Veteran Affairs may cover health services.
Private Services: At Pillars of Wellness we offer competitive rates within the standards of our regulatory colleges. We accept payment through cash, credit or debit. Please contact us for more details related to service fees