IMPORTANT NOTICE....

My practice is currently full. I am not accepting new clients at this time.

(RE)CONNECT. HEAL. GROW.

"We don't have to do all of it alone; we were never meant to"

Brené Brown

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MY APPROACH

Let's face it; life can be overwhelming and hard sometimes.
We all have times when we feel sad, depressed, worried, anxious or have difficulties with life events. When you’re feeling stuck, frustrated, and tired of how your life and relationships are going, change can often feel impossible. You may find yourself thinking, “This just isn’t how life was supposed to be for me”. You may be feeling like you can’t talk about what’s really going on for you with friends and family anymore, or you may even imagine that there’s something wrong with you for feeling this way.

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INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

I offer therapeutic counselling using a mind/body foundation for individuals struggling with issues such as:

Stress management

Anxiety 

Depression

Grief and loss

Sleep disturbance

Relationship issues

Divorce and separation

Life adjustments/transitions (relocation/career change/retirement)

Trauma symptoms related to motor vehicle accident, falls, concussions, medical and dental procedures, relational

Self awareness and personal growth

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ABOUT AHLEA

​My therapy style has grown from having over 17 years of experience working in various mental health roles ranging from community outpatient care to hospital and clinic settings in Ontario, Alberta and Manitoba, as well as private practice here in Winnipeg. I prioritize professional development and training in order to work with a variety of presenting concerns.​ Each session is individualized to each individual client. I may use a variety of modalities in session to best match client needs. 

 

ADVANCED TRAINING

SRT (Self Regulation Therapy® - CFTRE)

 - Foundation Level I-III

- Advanced Level I-IV

-Post Advanced IV: Global Activation

-Post Advanced: Working with Concussions and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

-Psychological Anatomy I: Developmental Neuromuscular Affective Integration

- COVID and Autonomic Dysregulation Parts 1 +2

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Mindfulness

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

- Basic Training 

Compassionate Inquiry 

 

ASSOCIATIONS

Manitoba College of Social Workers (MCSW)

Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW)

 

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

Master of Social Work (MSW), Lakehead University

Honors Bachelor of Social Work (HBSW), Lakehead University 

Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Manitoba

 
 
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need a referral?

I do not require a formal referral from a third party however some insurance companies require a doctor’s referral to claim therapy services. Please check with your insurance provider.

What do you charge for your services?

Investment is $130 per session. Payment in full is required with each session. E-transfer and credit card are preferred payment method. Receipts are provided. 

Do you offer online/virtual sessions?

Yes, I use 'Doxy.me' which is health approved safe and secure tele-medicine portal. You receive a link from me prior to your appointment for simple and easy access to the session. 

Are you covered under insurance?

As a master degree (MSW) registered social worker (RSW) my services are covered by most insurance plans. I do not direct bill, please check with your benefit plan. As of September 2012, therapy services provided by an RSW can be claimed as a medical expense tax when you file your income tax return.

Where are you located?

All sessions are currently being offered exclusively by video via 'Doxy.me'. Telephone sessions can be arranged if need be

What if I have to cancel a session?

I can be reached by email, phone or text. I understand that life can be busy however cancellations with less than 24 hours notice, except for emergencies, will be required to pay in full for the missed appointment. 

What can I expect from therapy?

You can imagine that some of the benefits of entering a therapeutic relationship with me could include:

  • Relief from anxiety, depression, and ongoing worry;

  • More connection and greater ease in your relationships, especially when it comes to effectively communicating and navigating differences with loved ones;

  • Freedom and relief from self-sabotaging behaviors and addictions, and a genuine sense of feeling better in your own skin;

  • An increased capacity to resiliently handle the inevitable tough stuff of life;

  • An ability to finally move forward after big losses;

  • A sense of hope;

  • And an everyday that includes more ease, more joy, and an increased sense of aliveness. A life that looks good on the outside and actually feels good on the inside.

Thank you for your interest. My practice is currently full. 

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