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Core Beliefs and Values

About Being Therapy

  • 1Whole Person: At Being Therapy, we strive to build care around the whole person. We believe you are in the best position to know yourself and listen to you to guide the course treatment.
  • 2Quality Services: Your experience of care is important to us. We work hard to give you the best options from the first call to the end of your journey.
  • 3Welcoming: Each of us has a unique set of circumstances that impact how well we are. We embrace your diversity and care for anyone looking for services that we provide.
Private Anxiety Therapy & Depression Counselling Health Care Services Ontario | Being Therapy
Core Beliefs and Values

About Being Therapy

  • 1Whole Person: At Being Therapy, we strive to build care around the whole person. We believe you are in the best position to know yourself and listen to you to guide the course treatment.
  • 2Quality Services: Your experience of care is important to us. We work hard to give you the best options from the first call to the end of your journey.
  • 3Welcoming: Each of us has a unique set of circumstances that impact how well we are. We embrace your diversity and care for anyone looking for services that we provide.
Your Experience

Is My Work

Anxiety

Having a hard time managing worry and racing thoughts are classic symptoms of anxiety. You many be feeling overwhelmed at times with little warning, or know exactly which situations make you feel wound up and unable to think and problem solve. Your communication and interactions with others change and you could be feeling racing heart and sweats, muscle aches and an inability to rest. CBT and some education on biology response to anxiety can help.

Private Anxiety Therapy & Depression Counselling Health Care Services Ontario | Being Therapy
Private Anxiety Therapy & Depression Counselling Health Care Services Ontario | Being Therapy
Depression

A reduced capacity to care for oneself, changes in sleeping and eating patterns and how you think and feel about the world around you, are symptoms of depression. You can end up feeling a sense of loss or numbness, inability to cope with minor changes and notes changes in your self-image and self-esteem. Many times, medical professionals will prescribe medications and side-effects can need management. CBT, System Navigation Support and Medication Review services can help you take care of yourself.

Stress

When things seem to pile on and we have no way to release the associated stress, we can become overburdened and start to loose our ability to manage things. When our stress outpaces what we can cope with, we can end up in crisis and not understand how we got there. This can result in an ability to sleep, change our interpersonal relationships, use of substances or a “checking-out” pattern. Solution Focused Therapy or Care Giver Stress Support can help uncover what is causing stress and what you can do to prevent crisis.

Private Anxiety Therapy & Depression Counselling Health Care Services Ontario | Being Therapy
Private Anxiety Therapy & Depression Counselling Health Care Services Ontario | Being Therapy
Grief

When we loose something or someone that was very important to our lives, we feel a sense of loss and can grieve. We can experience sadness, anger, guilt and even relief all at the same time. It can be confusing and interfere with how we approach situations and routines. Supportive Counselling for life transitions or Grief Counselling can help.

Your experience

Is My Work

Private Anxiety Therapy & Depression Counselling Health Care Services Ontario | Being Therapy
Anxiety

Difficulty managing worries and racing thoughts are classic symptoms of anxiety. You may be feeling overwhelmed at times with little warning, or you may know exactly which situations make you feel wound up and unable to think or problem solve. Your communication and interactions with others change. Your heart may race or pound.  You might be having sweats or muscle aches and feel an inability to rest. CBT and education on your biologic response to anxiety through Being Therapy can help.

Private Anxiety Therapy & Depression Counselling Health Care Services Ontario | Being Therapy
Depression

A reduced capacity to care for oneself, changes in sleeping and eating patterns and how you think and feel about the world around you, are symptoms of depression. You can end up feeling a sense of loss or numbness, inability to cope with minor changes and see a decline in your self-image and self-esteem. Many times, medical professionals will prescribe medications with side-effects that need management. CBT, System Navigation Support and Medication Review services at Being Therapy can help you take care of yourself.

Private Anxiety Therapy & Depression Counselling Health Care Services Ontario | Being Therapy
Stress

When things seem to pile on with little to release the associated stress, we become overburdened and start to loose our ability to manage things and our emotions. When our stress outpaces what we can cope with, we can end up in crisis and not understand how we got there. This can result in an ability to sleep, change our interpersonal relationships, increase the use of substances or result in a “checking-out” pattern. Solution Focused Therapy or Care Giver Stress Support at Being Therapy can help uncover what is causing stress and what you can do to prevent crisis.

Private Anxiety Therapy & Depression Counselling Health Care Services Ontario | Being Therapy
Grief

When we loose something or someone that was very important to our lives, we feel a sense of loss and can grieve. We can experience sadness, anger, guilt and even relief all at the same time. It can be confusing and interfere with how we approach situations and routines. Supportive Counselling at Being  for life transitions or Grief Counselling at Being Therapy can help.

Questions about therapy

The Most Common Questions

+Why is your title “RN, Psychotherapist”?
As a nurse, I have a “protected title” under provincial regulation. My professional college requires that, for the safety of the public, I use my Registered Nurse title as part of any communication in regards to my ability to competently practice psychotherapy. As of January 2020, nurses who are properly trained and experienced can provide psychotherapy without the need for a doctor’s order.
+How can a nurse help me for mental health?
As a nurse, I am qualified to provide a wide range of health care within my knowledge and skill set. I have over a decade of experience in mental health working at some of the top hospitals in Ontario. In addition to therapy, I am able to take a look at the biological effects and impacts on your wellbeing, review your medications, speak to your doctors to discuss any side effects or needs for changes in treatments based on your condition and help you manage your self-care.
+Are your services covered under OHIP?
Unfortunately, not at this time. As the government continues to expand options for psychotherapy, there is hope that one day, nursing provided psychotherapy could be covered. Health professional groups are advocating for increased provincial coverage. Right now, my services are private paid or “out of pocket”, for which you will received a receipt. You may want to discuss with your insurance provider if the services, such as CBT, are covered. If you have a plan with a health care spending account or a wellness benefit you may be able to be reimbursed. Please discuss with your insurance provider directly.
+Does therapy have to be a long road before I get better?
While individual results vary, therapy can be beneficial after the first session. Most of my clients have told me that within about 3 to 5 sessions they have gained a lot of insight and skills to manage better. A frequent statement I hear is “Wow. I tried what you said, and that actually worked!”. Many times success in therapy can be attributed to evidenced-based approaches that are used in a healthy therapeutic relationship. Having both these key ingredients will bring results faster than either one alone.
Questions about therapy

The Most Common Questions

+Why is your title “RN, Psychotherapist”?
As a nurse, I have a “protected title” under provincial regulation. My professional college requires that, for the safety of the public, I use my Registered Nurse title as part of any communication in regards to my ability to competently practice psychotherapy. As of January 2020, nurses who are properly trained and experienced can provide psychotherapy without the need for a doctor’s order.
+Does therapy have to be a long road before I get better?
While individual results vary, therapy can be beneficial after the first session. Most of my clients have told me that within about 3 to 5 sessions they have gained a lot of insight and skills to manage better. A frequent statement I hear is “Wow. I tried what you said, and that actually worked!”. Many times success in therapy can be attributed to evidenced-based approaches that are used in a healthy therapeutic relationship. Having both these key ingredients will bring results faster than either one alone.
+Are your services covered under OHIP?
Unfortunately, not at this time. As the government continues to expand options for psychotherapy, there is hope that one day, nursing provided psychotherapy could be covered. Health professional groups are advocating for increased provincial coverage. Right now, my services are private paid or “out of pocket”, for which you will received a receipt. You may want to discuss with your insurance provider if the services, such as CBT, are covered. If you have a plan with a health care spending account or a wellness benefit you may be able to be reimbursed. Please discuss with your insurance provider directly.
+How can a nurse help me for mental health?
As a nurse, I am qualified to provide a wide range of health care within my knowledge and skill set. I have over a decade of experience in mental health working at some of the top hospitals in Ontario. In addition to therapy, I am able to take a look at the biological effects and impacts on your wellbeing, review your medications, speak to your doctors to discuss any side effects or needs for changes in treatments based on your condition and help you manage your self-care.
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