Learning to Live a Life of BALANCE
Strength. Calm. Resilience.
This is where healing begins.
I love when I feel so comfortable in a space that I could just kick off my shoes, enjoy a cup of tea, and settle in for a great conversation. The spaces where you don’t have to “be on” - you can take a breath, and be fully yourself.
And in order for this to be that space for you, maybe you need to know a little more about me.
More About Kris
My whole life I’ve always been curious. I read a lot of books and I ask a lot of questions. I like to really get to know people. Sometimes this is done in a playful, lighthearted way, other times it's done with deep compassion knowing that I am seeing a side of folks that the world doesn’t always get to see.
I have my Masters in Social Work (MSW) and am a registered social worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. As a lifelong learner, I have continued my education with certifications in evidence based modalities such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma Informed Yoga to better serve you. We are complex beings, after all, one size does not fit all.
I’ve also done, and continue to do, my own work. I know what it’s like to sit in the other chair and recognize the excitement, the hope, and the fear of change. I feel honoured to get to do this work and am in awe of the courage and vulnerability people bring to our sessions.
Therapists are people too. Many of our strengths as helping professionals have developed as a result of our own wounds. And sometimes these get triggered in our work. While I don’t offer traditional supervision, I do coach professionals in various helping capacities to ensure they have fulfilling careers doing the work they love to do.
Outside of the yoga studio and therapy space, you can find me learning how to paddle board and walking my dog Harper.
Common Reasons People Come to Therapy
- To treat depression, anxiety and other symptoms of that affect your mental health
- To increase self-worth and let go of the belief that you are “not enough”
- To reduce numbing behaviours (drinking, drugs, self harm, overeating and all forms of avoiding painful emotions)
- To heal grief over deaths, losses, endings and life transitions
- To deal with burnout, workaholism and find the elusive work/life balance
- To soothe physical pain with compassion
- To increase motivation to make a change that is important to you
- To get a handle on perfectionism and procrastination
- To manage stress and regulate emotions
- To build the resilience to pick yourself up when life knocks you down
- To create and nurture healthy relationships with partners, friends, family and, most importantly, yourself.
Do you provide sessions in person or virtual?This is dependent upon the client’s preference. For some clients, virtual therapy allows for flexibility without the added travel time to allow therapy to fit into a work schedule. For other clients, their preference is for in person whether that’s in the traditional office or outside in nature which allows for dual processing.
What is the cost of sessions?Therapy Fees: $175 for 60 min and $260 for 90 min Private Yoga (Heated/Non-Heated) – (60 min) – $85-$150 please contact for details Group Yoga – (Heated/Non-Heated) – Please contact for pricing.
Does insurance cover our sessions?Most insurance companies now have coverage for therapy sessions with Registered Social Workers (RSW) with a Master of Social Work degree. Please Note: clients are responsible for investigating the parameters of their insurance coverage. I do not offer direct billing and will instead issue a receipt once payment has been received.
Are sessions tax deductible?They are! Counselling services provided by a Registered Social Worker (RSW) have been able to be claimed as a medical expense when filing your income tax return since September 26, 2012. Registered Social Workers are considered “medical practitioners” for the purposes of claiming medical expenses on your tax return.
Cancellation PolicyIn order to be respectful to the needs of other clients, I ask that you let me know promptly if you are unable to attend an appointment. Appointments are in high demand, and a booked appointment is time that I schedule for your exclusive use. Providing early cancellation gives me the opportunity to provide timely care to another client. If it is necessary to cancel your scheduled appointment, I require you to call/email at least 24 business hours in advance. Monday appointments must be cancelled by 12:00 pm noon on Friday, and appointments scheduled for the first day following a holiday must be cancelled by 12:00 pm noon on the last business day before the holiday. Appointments that are not cancelled within policy guidelines will incur a charge equivalent to the scheduled session’s full fee. Exceptions can be made for extenuating circumstances. Outstanding balances must be paid in full prior to rescheduling.