ONLINE COUNSELLING | BRITISH COLUMBIA | REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLOR
Hey, I'm Kate...
… a Registered Clinical Counsellor in British Columbia.
I work with clients (mainly moms!) entirely online through video-based sessions, and I’m so grateful that technology allows us to connect in convenient, and effective ways!
Maybe you found me by chance, maybe you’re here from a friend’s referral or you saw me online … but whatever path you took to get here, I’m guessing you’re wondering if counselling would be helpful for you right now.
Here’s what I know for sure:
Motherhood is hard, quite possibly the hardest transition you’ll go through. So if you’re suffering, just know that you are far from alone.
I also know that we all need support.
Our cultural push to be-all-the-things and manage everything seamlessly is so unrealistic and causes a lot of pain.
And lastly, I know that connecting through video chats can feel incredibly meaningful, therapeutic, and supportive. The mom’s I work with tell me over and over again how they love skipping the logistical issues of booking and making it to an in-person session.
I’m so glad you’re here! Take a look through this page to learn more, and book a free consult so we can chat about how this might be a great fit for you.
I primarily support moms in my practice, often relating to their transition to motherhood and the multitude of challenges that can emerge during this time and the years that follow. I also support mothers later on in their parenting journey, because challenges continue to arise with us as individuals, no matter how old our kids are.
Some concerns might relate to:
Postpartum anxiety and depression
Prenatal mental wellness
Other mood difficulties
Relationship changes / challenges
Feeling blue, low, or uninspired
Fertility challenges and pregnancy loss
Managing life stress, changing roles, family dynamics
HOW DOES ONLINE COUNSELLING WORK?
Online counselling is similar to in-person counselling, we just meet online
We start by setting up a quick phone consultation to make sure we’re a good fit. Then, we can go ahead and get you signed up as a client using the secure online counselling system. Once you’re in this system, you’ll be able to access all the tools you need to book a session, send/receive messages, and meet me for our video sessions.
You do not need to download anything. Just make sure you have an updated browser (Chrome works well) and a good internet connection.
cAN I USE MY IPAD OR OTHER DEVICES?
You sure can, this is one of the many benefits of online counselling. The counselling platform is web-based, so it works on any device with internet connection.
Ideally, you’d use a screen that’s big enough to see me well, but a smartphone will work in a pinch.
WHAT KINDS OF ISSUES ARE BEST SUITED FOR ONLINE COUNSELLING?
This is an important question. Most importantly, I do NOT offer crisis counselling or support for urgent or highly distressing situations. If you find yourself extremely distressed, need urgent support, or are suicidal, please contact a crisis line or call 911 right away.
Online support is appropriate for most non-crisis related concerns relating to: new motherhood, parenting, relationships, sense of self and identity, life transitions, anxiety, postpartum challenges, motivation, etc.
In our consult call, we’ll discuss whether your concerns fit with what I am trained and able to support you with.
HOW DO BILLING, PAYMENT + INSURANCE WORK?
I offer a 1-hour session for $105 (CAD) plus applicable taxes. Video sessions are similar to in-person sessions, where you and I “meet” for 1 hour, and I spend at least that much time outside of your session planning, learning, and keeping progress notes.
You’ll receive a bill/invoice after our session, and I ask that this is paid within 3 days. All payment information is kept for you in the counselling login-area (which you can access from my website).
You can make payments with e-transfer or with Paypal.
Many extended health benefit plans cover counselling from Registered Clinical Counsellors in BC. Make sure you check with your provider directly. I do not do direct billing.
I am registered with BCACC (British Columbia Association for Clinical Counsellors), and my RCC number is: 16515
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
- Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with BCACC (British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors)
- Master of Arts In Counselling Psychology (University of Victoria, Victoria BC)
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Whitman College, Walla Walla Washington)
- Online Counselling Certificate (Therapy Online + University of Toronto)
- Mindful Self-Compassion Core SkillsTraining (Center for Mindful Self-Compassion)
- Maternal Mental Health Certificate (in progress, complete June 2020, Postpartum Support International)