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DEBB BERTAZZON, MA CYC,RP

Counselling & Training

Welcome...and congratulations on taking the first step towards living differently!

 
No matter who you are - a young person, a parent/ caregiver, or a helping professional - you may experience stress and anxiety from living in today’s fast-paced, everchanging and chaotic times.  One thing I've learned from my 40 + years as a psychotherapist and child and youth care (CYC) practitioner, is that understanding how anxiety works can help us to manage it better. More importantly, when this is combined with the development of an authentic relationship, with someone who understands you and is safe and supportive, it can be life-altering.

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“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.”  — Dr. Seuss
 

“If you own this story you get to write the ending.” ― Brené Brown
 

“The hungry and the haunted explode in a rock'n'roll band.” ― Bruce Springsteen
 

“As scientists put it, the brain is plastic, or moldable. Yes, the actual physical architecture of the brain changes
based on what  happens to us.” ― Daniel J. Siegel

 

“Children do not experience our intentions, no matter how heartfelt. They experience
what we manifest in tone and behavior.”  ― Gordon Neufeld

Services
Fees

Individual Youth Counselling and Therapy

  • $134.85 + 13% HST ($20.15) = $155 per 50-60 minute session. Some sliding scale spots may be available, feel free to inquire about availability.

  • Cash, cheque or e-transfer are accepted. Receipts will be provided for insurance purposes.

 Sessions are currently being offered both online and in-person.

FAQs

  • How long are individual sessions?
    All sessions are 50-60 minutes in length.

 

  • How often should I come?
    Ideally, it is recommended that you come once a week in the beginning so that you can get into the groove and then switch to less if you wish.

 

  • How many sessions will I need?
    It’s impossible to predict how long you will be in therapy once you begin. For some, a short stint is all they need, for others, therapy begins a process that can take years. Therapy is most effective when you are willing to take it beyond the hour you spend with your therapist and into your daily life.

 

  • What if I have to cancel?
    Similar to most professions, a 24-hour cancellation policy is in place. Without sufficient notice, you will be charged the full amount for your appointment.

 

  • Is psychotherapy covered by OHIP?
    No, however, if you have private insurance, check to see if psychotherapy or counselling is covered under your plan.

 

Parent/Caregiver Groups

  • TBD 6 weeks – 2hr sessions.

 

Parent/Caregiver Workshops

  • TBD for 4 hours.

Training Workshops

  •  To be determined based on the needs of the organization.


Practitioner Supervision

  • $134.85 + 13% HST ($20.15) = $155 per 50-60 minute session

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