What is psychotherapy?
The goal of psychotherapy, a predominantly talk-based form of therapy, is to support individuals in improving and maintaining their mental health and well-being, and this process can look different across individuals, as we are all unique. Psychotherapy provides individuals with a safe and nonjudgemental space in which they can work through thoughts, feelings, moods, or behaviours they are experiencing that may be adversely affecting their daily functioning, relationships, and/or their ability to enjoy life. Within the therapeutic relationship, the psychotherapist and client work collaboratively towards facilitating positive change within the client’s emotional and social functioning to help the client move forward with the knowledge and skills to effectively cope with their challenges.
Our Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Amanda, offers individual counselling and psychotherapy for youth (ages 15 to 24) and adults (ages 18 to 64) experiencing mental health concerns such as life stresses, anxiety, and depression. At Cotton Mill Rehab, Amanda is not able to treat concerns regarding eating disorders, substance abuse, personality disorders, or developmental disorders. If any of these are of concern to you, we are able to refer you to the appropriate resources who would be better suited to support you.
The initial visit is 60-90 minutes as needed, and includes review of informed consent, followed by the intake process, in which Amanda will obtain information regarding the client’s presenting concerns, history, and more to help inform treatment planning, including collaborative goal-setting and the selection of an appropriate therapeutic approach.
Psychotherapy services may be covered by your private third party insurance. We offer direct billing for these services. It is the responsibility of the client to confirm coverage with their insurer and to pay for any outstanding balance.
If you have any questions about this service or would like help connecting with a therapist best suited to help you, please reach out.