Bright Raven Psychotherapy and Consulting is committed to providing quality therapy service that is client-centered, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed and guided by the principles of harm reduction and recovery-oriented practices. We are steadfast in our efforts to ensure cultural safety and providing a safe space for all clients to grow and express to their highest potential.
Principles of Recovery Oriented practice incorporates a strengths-based approach that fosters autonomy and self-determination. Therapy is guided by holistic and personalized care designed to promote healthy identity, support meaningful life roles, and improve resilience. Recovery oriented practice honors the role of family, social and community relationships in recovery. Every challenge is faced with curiosity and compassion rather than judgement and shame, and recovery and change is realized by knowing hope is possible through empowerment, optimism and connectedness. My practice approach is tailored to you and your unique needs.
Bright Raven offers in-person therapy sessions for people in the Nipissing district as well as telephone sessions and secure video sessions via Owl Practice for any person residing in Ontario. Bright Raven offers 50-minute individual psychotherapy sessions and 90-minute couples therapy sessions. Session fees are $165 for individual sessions and $185 for couples sessions. Bright Raven does not wish to create barriers to clients seeking therapy if there is financial hardship. Please speak with your therapist to determine if you qualify for sliding scale fees.
Areas of Treatment
What to Expect
Our first meeting with be an opportunity for you to tell me about yourself and what brings you to therapy, share your strengths, and to help identify goals for therapy. My goal is to help you feel safe and comfortable to explore your challenges and begin to work on skills and strategies to improve symptoms and strengthen your coping. As we continue our work, we will explore underlying narratives and patterns of behavior that may be contributing to your difficulties and preventing meaningful change. Therapy can help empower you to embrace new ways of thinking, regulate your emotions, and create new habits and behaviors that will support a more meaningful and healthy way of life. Asking for help and going to therapy is vulnerable and courageous; it is the first step to improving your life. I will honor that courage and vulnerability by treating you with compassion, honesty, and dignity.
If you have never tried therapy, perhaps you have some fear and uncertainty about opening yourself to the experience. Perhaps you have been to therapy before and wonder why you need to return. Therapy is an opportunity to acknowledge we are always in repair. Therapy allows us to take time to care for ourselves, to honor our difficulties and experiences with curiosity and compassion rather than judgement and shame and to strengthen our resilience by coming home to our inner wisdom.