Janeen Weatherhead, MA, RP

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  • Registered Psychotherapist
  • 125 St George St. West unit 6, Fergus, Ontario, N1M 1H8
  • Additional Locations:
      See additional office location: waterloo, N2L 3C5
      75 university ave w
      waterloo, N2L 3C5
      
  • Phone: 519-766-3978
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  • Session Fees: FREE 30 min consult. 1 hr sessions- $125 includes HST. Longer sessions are available at an increased rate. Offering a set reduced rate for those in financial need.
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Why did I Choose to be a Counsellor?
I believe we all have a story; no one is exempt from feeling pain in this life. I struggled most of my life being defined by that story, and it is the story that eventually empowered me and filled me with a deep passion to make a difference in this world; to help others struggling in their story. As a teen and young adult I longed for acceptance, for help, for someone to truly listen for once, to be free of judgment from others, to be treated fairly, to be validated, affirmed, to feel safe and protected from harm, to not be afraid, to be treated with compassion and experience unconditional care and concern. I longed to feel worth and purpose in my life. It is this experience and these longings that developed a passion greater than I have ever experienced in my life to help others. I want to be a seed on the journey of your story, to be somebody who truly listens, does not judge you, and wants to help make that difference in your life. I want to help others embrace and make meaning of their story, and to move forward with greater purpose and freedom. We are all WORTH it!
What can you Expect Coming to my Office?
My office is in Fergus, on a quiet street with a large parking lot, no fee for parking. I have created a cozy space to make you feel welcomed, comfortable and safe. The entrance is wheelchair accessible, and there is a small waiting room where the secretaries will make you feel comfortable offering you a beverage while you wait. I want you to feel as comfortable as possible, because I know it can take a great deal of courage to walk through the door. 
What do Sessions Look Like?
I offer a FREE 30 Minute consultation allowing you an opportunity to gain a perspective as to how our working relationship might look moving forward.
Typically our first session involves intake of information. This is also the time to share your goals for therapy and we work together to formulate a plan for reaching your goals. Depending on the complexity of your goal, I have been able to assist clients in reaching their goal through 1 session; this scenario can be rare, but not impossible.
It is difficult to give any client a cookie cutter example of what therapy will look like as it is a field I believe built through science and intuition. Often I am required to get creative with the theory that informs my work. One thing I can tell you about myself that may be very different to other therapists out there, is that I am very hands on through your therapy. I do care how my clients are doing between sessions and from time to time I will reach out so that you know I am thinking about you. I have also scheduled outings with my clients for the purpose of their treatment, doing things such as driving 2 hours north to visit the gravestone of my clients loved one, walking on hiking trails because a client has expressed the spiritual significance of nature, and so on. I will try to do things differently than you expect in order to see you have the greatest success possible from our time together. I will never ask you to do something without your permission, but I encourage my clients to step out of their comfort zones. I have been known to play catch in my office with teenage boys, to spontaneously read through a meditation script that applies to something my client has risen, to colour, draw, and play anything creative that applies to the age of my client and the goals they have set in therapy.  
My theoretical style is very eclectic because there are so many excellent tools and techniques out there; I am not closed in theory and always wanting to grow and learn in that regard. Here is a list of some of the styles I have used over the years, but not limited to:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Motivational Interviewing
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Exposure Therapy 
Compassion Focused Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Family of Origin & Family Systems Therapy
Mindfulness & Guided Imagery
Art & Play Therapy
Person-Centered Therapy
Psychoanalytic Therapy
Narrative Therapy

Encouragement for You
I want my clients to know, I want YOU to know, and believe that, without question, that there is someone who genuinely cares about you, your struggles, your successes, who says, “I got you, I’m here, and WE can do this together!”…… I want to be that person for you. You are WORTH it to me!


Janeen Weatherhead Reaches

Fergus ON
Elora ON
Centre Wellington ON
Kitchener ON
Mount Forest ON
Waterloo ON
Guelph ON