- Individual Therapy
- In Home Sessions
Compassionate & Heartfelt!
“The care you will receive is compassionate and heartfelt. With Willow Therapy you are in good hands, healing hands. You will feel heard, understood, and be provided with insight and solutions to help you move through your trauma. You will find a safe place to land while receiving the advice, expertise and care that you need.”
Frequently Asked Questions
- Therapy can help you develop the skills to cope with symptoms that often accompany mental health concerns and can also address the cause of the symptoms.
- Research shows that the benefits of therapy last longer than trying to treat symptoms with medication alone.
- You learn skills to not only address the present concerns but that can also help you with future issues that arise.
- There is a link between your mental health and physical wellness. By taking care of your mind you are better able to care of the rest of your body.
- Often it helps you to not only understand yourself better but other people as well.
- It is comforting to know you have someone available to provide support when needed.
An initial session will include a discussion about:
- questions you might have about the consent forms or therapy process
- your concerns that led you to seek help for your mental health
- your hopes for treatment
We will then begin the work! This might be Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention or Expressive Arts Therapy.
At the end of the appointment, you could be given some homework to do to help further develop skills you learned in the session or help prepare for a future session.
It is uncommon to expereience immediate resolution of your symptoms with therapy however; with Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) many people do notice quick improvement. Unlike other therapy methods, often with ART people only need 1 - 5 sessions per issue.
Expsoure Response Prevention requires regular practice of the skills learned in therapy in order for the symtpoms to get better. With dedication to the process symptoms can improve and you can learn the skills to manage Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder without long-term therapy.
While services are not covered by Alberta Health Care many health insurance plans do provide partial coverage for nursing services provided in a client's home. Please contact your insurance provider to check what your plan covers. Questions you may want to ask them include:
- Do I have benefits for nursing services provided in my home such as therapy?
- Do I have a deductable and has it been met?
- How many appointments per year does my plan cover?
- What is the coverage amount per session/hour?
- Am I required to submit a note from a physican stating I require these services?
Cash, cheque, credit card (American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa) as well as e-transfer are all accepted forms of payment.
Yes! Evening and weekend appointments are available.
When the symptoms that led you to seek treatment are manageable (or have resolved), are no longer distressing, and are not having an impact on your life it may be time to wrap up treatment.
Sometimes, there are multiple things people want to work on during therapy. If you find you no longer have anything left you want to work on that is also an indication that it is a good time to end treatment.
Some mental health symtpoms can be treated with medications, others require therapy and some benefit from a combination of both. If you have symtpoms that medication may help in managing we will discuss this and whether a conversation with a physician may be warranted.