Each of us has a story. Within each story we experience feelings of anxiety, fear and sadness. When these feelings become overwhelming, science shows that it helps to talk to a trained counselor. Sharing your story is a hopeful and powerful step in the healing process. Together we can access treatments and techniques that will help you feel better and more able to deal with life's ups and downs.
Here are some common reasons people contact me:
I hold the worldview that we are relational beings, and that we heal best within a safe counseling relationship. I practice interpersonal neurobiology, which focuses on integrating the mind and body by drawing on a variety of scientifically proven techniques. Attachment theory, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, somatic, narrative and feminist therapies are drawn from to enrich the integration process.
As of March 17 we in Canada are seeing an increase in social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. With this in mind, counseling services will move to online and telephone counseling for the foreseeable future.
PHONE: If you would like to meet by phone, please contact me using the contact form below.
VIDEO CONFERENCING: If you prefer to meet online, I can send you a link that you can click on. It will get you to a face to face meeting with me. To set something up, please contact me using the contact form below.
Counseling in the office will resume once the Public Health Agency of Canada indicates it is safe to do so. If anything should change I will provide an update. And of course, please feel free to ask me about anything that has not been covered in this message.
Warmest regards, Kirsten
With over 30 years of experience serving in education, health care and the church, I am now working with individuals and couples in a therapeutic counseling role. With an MA in Counseling (Providence Theological Seminary) and one in Research Psychology (University of Manitoba), I am trained to help you find a way to move your story forward. I am an Associate Professional Counselor registered with the Professional Association of Christian Counselors and Psychotherapists (PACCP).
On your first visit we will talk about the process of therapy and your story, history, and goals. We’ll then focus in on your most pressing challenges.
Counseling appointments are available Monday through Friday between 11:00 am and 5:30 pm, with a limited number of evening appointments. Sessions are 55 minutes at $90.00. Couple sessions are 90 minutes at $135.00. Payment is made at the end of the session by cash, cheque, bank e-transfer, or credit card and a receipt is issued. Some insurance plans cover psychotherapy. Check with your insurer to see if this service is eligible.
Backed by the beautiful Red River, the counseling office is located 10 minutes from downtown and is easily accessed by several bus routes. There is free parking in the lot next to the building.
I work from a compassionate, trauma-informed approach to help you navigate your issues and find better ways to deal with life's ups and downs. Whether you are looking for individual or couples counseling, I will work with you to understand your connections with others and help you decide how to move forward in a healthier way.
Don't see your issue listed here? If you have a question about counseling that hasn't been answered, please send me a message or call me at the phone number below.
206-383 Provencher Blvd., Winnipeg, MB, R2H 0G9, Canada
Mon-Fri: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday