**I am a telehealth provider, currently providing effective counselling through phone and videoconference.**
YOU ARE MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES BY REACHING OUT FOR HELP
A bit about Me
I am a clinical counsellor with a specialization in behavioral neuropsychology (the role of the brain in decision-making).
I provide counselling to individuals and families who have experienced violence and sexual abuse in their family relationships, bullying/violence at school, trauma/violence/abuse in their peer and intimate relationships, and domestic violence.
People seek counselling because they want to change their life but don't know how. They often tell me that they feel overwhelmed, they are struggling with anxiety and/or depression, their relationships are not working out, they can't keep or find work they like to do, they're being bullied in some area of their life - school, work, family, friends. I help people sort through all of those issues and design a plan for them to move their life forwards.
Through the counselling process, I help clients acknowledge issues, discuss and understand their life experiences and consequently, themselves. This helps resolve pain from current and past experiences - doing this work leads to true and lasting healing.
I have expertise in the role of the brain in cognition, decision-making and behaviours. As we work together, I will help you understand brain development, how the brain changes during both traumatic and positive experiences, and methods of healing and strengthening the brain.
The process of healing that we use in therapy
• Acknowledge that there is an issue
• Discuss thoughts and feelings about the issue, which helps people to
• Understand how they think, and why they think the way they do, which helps them to
• Resolve/Heal the pain and issues that have been weighing them down and holding them back
Counselling Modalities that I use
Each client and session is unique, so I use various types of modality throughout a session in order to help the client in their process. For example, I most often use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, along with motivational interviewing, psychotherapy, and others. I care about all of my clients and treat all of them with respect, with the goal of helping people to understand themselves, others, and the world in which they live.
$120/session for individual counselling. I will consider sliding scale.
$150/session for couple and family counselling.
My invoices are accepted by most extended health programs. Make sure to check your extended health program to know what your coverage is.
I provide counselling for: ICBC, FNHA/NIHB, Crime Victim Assistance, EAP/EFAP
How to Reach Me
Making the first call can be difficult, but you are making healthy choices by reaching out for help. When you call, we will talk about why you would like counselling, what the counselling process looks like, and any questions you have.
I provide a free phone consultation.
Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta (ACTA)
BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (#17595)
Canadian Professional Counselling Association (#3801)
Canadian Psychological Association (#54410)
Crime Victim Assistance Program
Clinically supervised by Tony Martens of Martens & Associates
Check out my website www.deborahbarkowsky.ca