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Achieving personal growth through self-discovery 

  Adult Individual 
Therapy & Counselling
 

Erin Wright

M.A., Registered Psychotherapist

“A journey of a thousand miles 

begins with a single step”

 - Lao Tzu

Therapy and Counselling

THERAPY AND COUNSELLING

Are you, or is someone you know experiencing emotional distress or feeling burdened by a personal difficulty? Sometimes we can feel confused about which path to take as we're confronted by life's challenges. If this sounds like your experience, talking to a therapist may be helpful.

Issues addressed by therapy and counselling:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief

  • Loss

  • Trauma

  • Life Transitions - parenthood, empty nest, retirement, ageing

  • Relationship difficulties - romantic, social, professional

  • Coping with PTSD

  • Sexual trauma

  • Addictions

  • Coping with chronic illness, chronic pain

  • Palliative diagnosis

  • Stress management / work-life balance / burnout

30 Min - 30$ / 60 Min - 55$

THERAPY AND COUNSELLING

Are you, or is someone you know experiencing emotional distress or feeling burdened by a personal difficulty? Sometimes we can feel confused about which path to take as we're confronted by life's challenges. If this sounds like your experience, talking to a therapist may be helpful. Together we can explore feelings, patterns, thoughts and behaviours that may be creating unwanted habits or obstacles in your life that you're ready to remove.

Issues that can be addressed in our therapy and counselling sessions:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief

  • Loss

  • Trauma

  • Life Transitions - parenthood, empty nest, retirement, aging

  • Relationship difficulties - romantic, social, professional

  • Coping with PTSD

  • Sexual trauma

  • Coping with chronic illness and/or pain

  • Palliative diagnosis

  • Stress management / work-life balance / burnout

 

 

​COPING WITH A CANCER DIAGNOSIS?

A cancer diagnosis can represent a major upheaval in your life. Anxiety,

fearfulness, uncertainty and worry are common experiences when facing

a major illness. You can feel derailed, blindsided and shocked while attempting

to navigate a new reality. Often this can leave a person feeling overwhelmed.

I offer psychotherapy that is targeted to individuals with a cancer diagnosis and their family members. Together we can explore your experience living with a cancer diagnosis, through the stages of illness from diagnosis to end of treatment or survivorship.

 

In our therapy sessions you can expect to:

  • Develop effective strategies for coping with fear, worry & uncertainty

  • Learn how to cope with feelings of separation and loss

  • Learn communication skills that will help you communicate with loved ones and your medical network

  • Learn how to not lose YOUR SELF as you go through treatment

  • Reacquaint yourself with your values and take action with YOU in mind

  • Develop strategies to help you navigate post-treatment life - re-integration into work-life, family roles etc.


 

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My Approach

MY APPROACH

I offer my clients a safe, open, non-judgemental space in which to explore the challenges inherent in life. I provide a collaborative approach where together we can work to untangle the knots that are keeping you from living your best life.

My approach is integrative, stemming from a psychodynamic foundation. I will incorporate key insights from a few major approaches (ie. cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, humanistic) to tailor a treatment plan that is unique to every client with the intention of reducing suffering and enhancing well being.

I am guided in my therapeutic work by 3 main themes:

  • AWARENESS: Bringing into consciousness previously hidden themes, patterns, feelings and developing new insights. Getting to know your true self!
     

  • ACCEPTANCE: Learning to accept yourself, your thoughts, your feelings, your situation with grace and compassion. One of the best gifts you can give yourself.
     

  • CHANGE: Examine your actions. Are they in line with your values, your goals? Learn to develop effective, adaptive strategies that are in alignment with the real you!

 

“The best version of ourselves is to be our true selves;
perfection is not necessary.”

― Rodolfo Peon

© 2019 Erin Wright

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ABOUT ERIN WRIGHT, M.A., Registered Psychotherapist  

I work with a diverse clientele with multiple issues ranging from coping with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression and grief to living with addicted family members, relationships to substance(s), life adjustments, transitions, and spiritual issues.

I also specialize in learning how to cope with the emotional and physical stress of a cancer diagnosis through the stages of illness, for individuals with a diagnosis and caregivers.

My therapeutic style is collaborative and intentional. I will effectively develop a treatment plan and create space for the client to develop self-awareness, agency and change.

I am a registered member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO # 008676) and work under the supervision of registered Psychologist, Dr. Stephanie Yamin, PhD. (CPO #6483) and Dr. Cynthia Bilodeau, PhD., RP, (CPO #003737). Continued quality assurance and access to a multidisciplinary team are some of the benefits of this supervision for the client.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

 

Ottawa Therapy Group, Registered Psychotherapist, Ottawa, (since 2019)
 

Restorative Justice Program, Advisory Circle, Member, Ottawa (2022)
 

Employee Assistance Program, Counsellor, Health Canada (since 2020)

 

Employee Assistance Program, CiC Global Wellness, (since 2022)
 

M.A. in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Spirituality, Saint Paul University (2019)

College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), Member, as a Registered Psychotherapist  (since 2019)

Director at large, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), National Capital Region (2019-2021)

Interprofessional Psychosocial Oncology Distance Education (IPODE) / Certificate in Interprofessional Psychosocial Oncology: Introduction to Theory and Practice (2016)

Bachelor Degree of Philosophy, Trent University (1996)

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FEES & SERVICES

 

INDIVIDUAL ADULT (18+) THERAPY AND COUNSELLING

50 minute session

$175.00 + HST

In-person, video conference and telephone sessions are available. Please contact me for details.

Credit card, E-transfer, cheque or cash accepted.

​INSURANCE

Please confirm your eligibility for coverage with your provider. You will be provided with a receipt upon payment which can be submitted to your insurance company for reimbursement should you need one.

CANCELLATION

Notice of cancellation is appreciated. For appointments cancelled within 24hrs of set time the hourly fee will be charged.

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