VIDEO SESSIONS | BRITISH COLUMBIA | REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLOR
Hey! I'm Kate
I’m 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 (or pregnant women) 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.
My areas of specialization are:
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 AND INSURANCE WORK?
I offer a 1-hour session for $135 (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: 16514
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)