Grow with Checking In Counselling & Consulting
Moving You Forward
Support That Makes a Difference
Psychotherapy is a confidential, collaborative process in order to achieve improved health and happiness. Amanda is passionate about positive psychology and applies a strengths-based approach to treatment. You will work together to understand and navigate life’s relationships, stressors and emotional experiences. Amanda will work with you in an authentic and compassionate way, utilizing an integrated approach to meet your individual needs – helping you create a more balanced and enjoyable life.
What to Expect
Your first session will involve discussing what brought you to therapy and what issues Amanda might be able to assist you with. During this initial phase, you will discuss a plan moving forward, creating a road map for the therapeutic process. Psychotherapy can be time-limited, or an ongoing process of deep personal healing and growth. Together, we will establish mutually agreed-upon psychotherapy goals.
Sessions are 50 minutes in length and booked according to your availability.
Stress and Anxiety Management
Improvement of Relationships
Grief and Loss
CBT, EFT, DBT and EMDR
Insight Enhancement of Personal Life Path
Coaching and Consultation
Presentations Upon Request
Remote services- Video/tele-therapy
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
With over 15 years’ experience as a counsellor for individuals challenged with stress, developmental disabilities, mental illness, and/or addiction Amanda has had the pleasure to be a part of thousands of success stories. She has worked with CEO’s to help restore life satisfaction and the homeless to help restore self-esteem. Her life’s path as a psychotherapist has been influenced by many forces. From a small town in Ontario, to remote and isolated communities before ending up in the big city of Vancouver, Amanda has studied various cultures around the world and has worked with diverse populations with varying needs across the country.
Amanda has several years of experience as an Applied Suicide Interventions Skills Training(ASIST) facilitator; She specializes in trauma treatment through Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR); and has planned and facilitated Critical Incident Stress Debriefings (CISD). Amanda has a diploma in Educational Assistance Special Needs Support, a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A in Counselling Psychology. She is a registered psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). As a professional psychotherapist, Amanda offers you a compassionate, safe place to work through the barriers that are keeping you stuck and preventing you from experiencing joy. You will learn how to cope with the chaos of the outside world and come to realize that true happiness is acquired by checking in. Amanda is proud to offer professional, confidential, client-centered counselling services here in Niagara.
Amanda is extremely passionate about empowering people to realize and achieve their full potential. Through the study of Psychology and wellness she has discovered the power of the mind and positive thinking. Amanda meets her clients where they are at in order to set goals, teach skills and facilitate positive change.
"I believe that every individual is unique and that they possess special talents and attributes that set them apart from the rest. It is because of these unique traits as well as the power of the mind that you are able to have, do, or be anything in life that you desire".
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I book an Intake Session?
Yes, anyone can book an intake session by calling or emailing.
Services are confidential.
What are your fees?
Fee per session is $100 + HST = $113/hr
PLEASE NOTE: As of July 1, 2021 the Fee per session will be increasing to $125/hr + HST = $141.25
Sliding scale will be available.
The average cost of private psychotherapy across Canada is between $125-175 per session. HST is payable because it is not regarded as a medical expense.
Please check with your benefits provider to ask if psychotherapy is covered.