Thank you for seeking my counselling services. This information is intended to inform you of my credentials, my policies/procedures, fee structure, your responsibilities, and limits to confidentiality.
Background/Qualifications & Approach:
As a registered psychotherapist with an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, I have over 20 years of experience working in therapeutic, educational, and leadership roles. I have provided coaching and counselling services to hundreds of clients and have provided clinical supervision to several clinicians over the years through my role as Program Director of a mental health and addictions program as well as clinical manager in the developmental and children’s mental health sectors. In addition to my skills and experience as a psychotherapist and life coach, I am certified as a Third Party Neutral through the Canadian Institute of Conflict Resolution. As a clinician, my approach involves tenants of cognitive behaviour therapy, psychotherapy, solution-focused brief therapy, as well as trauma-informed care.
I provide a safe, understanding, and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their issues and help them find effective strategies and solutions so they can enjoy what life has to offer.
My practice is open to adults (over 16) who are experiencing mental, emotional, relationship, and social challenges.
Goals & Objectives:
- Challenge clients to take responsibility for the quality of their lives
- Provide specific techniques to change unproductive thinking, behaviour, and emotional responses/patterns
- Assist in the development of solutions and skills to overcome current and past difficulties
- Resolve mental, emotional, and relationship challenges
- Raise level of awareness
Sessions are 100% confidential, however by law, I am required to report suspected child abuse, elder abuse, and/or secure help for individuals who are deemed to be an imminent danger to themselves and/or others. Additionally, I may be required to respond to a subpoena, court order, or to testify in court. A confidentiality agreement is signed at the start of services.
For all individual counselling services, a plan with specifics goals will be developed in collaboration with the client.
Thank you for your interest. If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact me at 705-358-0551 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lise Leblanc, BA (Psych), MEd., RP