Helping you find your light.
Our mental health counselling draws on counselling approaches that will provide an open, safe and non-judgmental space by helping to build a strong relationship based on trust. This will help facilitate insight, compassion and understanding into one’s own thoughts and experiences. We will work with you to identify a direction of counselling tailored to each individual or family’s needs to meet you where you are at.
We use a variety of evidence-based therapies and solution-focused counselling techniques, including:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Solution-Focus Brief Therapy
Relationship Based Therapy Techniques
Therapeutic Play – ages 12 and under
Alternative Healing – upon request
When your struggles become difficult to navigate we can gently guide you, as you share your experiences, and work towards solutions. Counselling is a safe space where you are able to go through a therapeutic and healing process.
During your session, the thoughts and emotions that lead to your actions (good and bad) are given a place to be heard and healed. This helps you and your family improve resilience in dealing with the symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, grief, trauma, relationship problems, adjusting to life transitions, and many other areas of mental health.
During Lighthouse counselling sessions, we provide a space where healing comes from being heard, where growth and insight comes from shared experiences and where children, teens and adults are given a place to learn how to flourish.
Fee: $115 for 50 minute sessions
Alternative Healing is the use of non-mainstream practices in place of conventional medicine or treatment. Our bodies and our minds process life events and stressors differently than anyone else around us, resulting in different ailments, such as pain, discomfort or just causing our bodies to be out of balance. Alternative healing will help realign your body and your mind.
Alternative healing modalities that are offered are:
Fee: $115 for 50 minute sessions
Therapeutic play is ideal for children and youth with mild to moderate adjustment problems.
For Children, play is not only an activity, but also a method of communication, through which they can express themselves and process “tricky feelings” which they may have difficulty putting into words. Play allows free expression of thoughts and opinions about the world and it is a child’s natural way of recovering from daily emotional upheavals.
When children are troubled and struggling to adapt, therapeutic play offers a means to learn to solve problems, to get along with others and to develop the skills they need to grow and learn. Like any other language it takes practice and time to develop.
First fee: $140, then $115 for additional 50 minute sessions
(first fee includes a onetime $25 fee to cover therapeutic play supply cost that is used during sessions)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
EMDR is a structured therapy that encourages clients to briefly focus on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories.
The Adaptive Information Processing model considers symptoms of PTSD and other disorders (unless physically or chemically based) to result from past disturbing experiences that continue to cause distress because the memory was not adequately processed. These unprocessed memories are understood to contain the emotions, thoughts, beliefs and physical sensations that occurred at the time of the event. When the memories are triggered these stored disturbing elements are experienced and cause the symptoms of PTSD and/or other disorders.
Unlike other treatments that focus on directly altering the emotions, thoughts and responses resulting from traumatic experiences, EMDR therapy focuses directly on the memory, and is intended to change the way that the memory is stored in the brain, thus reducing and eliminating the problematic symptoms.
Fee: $115 for 50 minute sessions
Child Behaviour Consultation
This is for the overwhelmed parent/s and caregiver/s who do not want therapy but rather looking for advice and applicable tools to help with your child’s behaviour. We don’t need to see ourselves in “crisis” when seeking help. Sometimes we just need a few tools to get back on track. Our time together will provide you with solid strategies that teach and do not shame. Each child is unique and you as parent knows them best! There for our consult, strategies and tools will be personalized to your family. Don’t worry about taking notes or remembering every detail, I will always send you a written re-cap of our meeting. I know how important you time is and since we are not limited to city, province or country, consultations can take place via video call, phone call or if you prefer in my office. What kind of concerns does this cover? positive discipline tools, sibling rivalry, sharing, separation anxiety, tantrums, and tool on raising independent, responsible, happy children and more!
What does a consult include:
-Custom intake form
-50 mins 1:1 Video Call or in person meeting
-Custom written support + personalized strategies for your child
-One follow-up email to fine tune what you have implemented
Have a question or want advice only on how to deal with any general parenting issue?
Here's your chance! Once you completed your intake form, we’ll set up a video/phone call or in person meeting. You’ve got 50 minutes to bring your Qs on behaviour, development, life transitions, tantrums - you name it! I’ll tell you everything you need to know so you can start implementing new strategies immediately. You’ll leave with confidence & peace of mind as you pave an improved relationship with your child.
*This does not come with any formal materials, recaps or follow up support*
If you are a past behaviour consult client and need some more guidance or have a new concern, please book this service. Th follow up can be arranged as a 50minute phone/video call, in person meeting or email questions and answers, depending on your needs.
Client Intake Form
Please download and fill in the appropriate client intake form using the buttons below. Once completed, you can email the form (email address is on the form) or fax it to 1 855-827-5441. If you need assistance filling out these forms, please contact us and we will help you over the phone.
Sessions are $115 for 50 minute sessions.
We provide receipts once payment is received, for any insurance you might have.
Clients under First Nations and Inuit Health Branch are direct billed.
We respect the treaties that were made on these lands and acknowledge that Brandon and Lighthouse Wellness Centre is located on Treaty 2 lands, the traditional home lands of Dakota, Anishanabek, Oji-cree, Cree, Dene, Metis people. We fully intend to continue growing as allies and learning how we can be of better support to our Indigenous communities and clients.