COUNSELLING THERAPY KAMLOOPS
Fusion Health Clinic offers counselling services for individuals and families who are experiencing life difficulties. Our Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) strives to offer a comfortable, confidential, judgment free and encouraging space for our clients to explore their concerns and achieve their goals. Through a collaborative process, we offer highly personalized counselling sessions tailored to your personal needs and situation.
We currently offer in person or online video counselling sessions. Appointments can be booked directly online, by calling us at 778-470-0089 or by emailing us at email@example.com.
We have helped individuals experiencing some of the following:
- Behavioural Issues
- Coping Skills
- Learning Disabilities
- Life Transitions
- Peer Relationships
- Self Esteem
- Trauma and PTSD
Some of the treatment approaches we use:
- Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
- Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
- Emotionally Focused
- Experiential Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
- Strength-Based Trauma Focused
MEET OUR REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLORS
Betty Lapeyre M.Ed., R.C.C.
I am a registered clinical counsellor (#12070) with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, and have 20 years of experience working with children, youth and families as an educator, and 10 years experience in counselling. I provide individual therapy for youth & adults and support them to open themselves to regain their strength and potential. I work collaboratively with client’s and respect their freedom and responsibility in the process.
We all experience pain, hardship and difficult life situations, and we often reach the point where it can feel unmanageable. I realize that it is not easy to reach out for support, and this takes courage and understanding. As a counsellor, I support clients to develop greater sense of self-awareness, tap into their strengths and resources, and navigate their thoughts and emotions to take on challenges and overcome them.
I specialize in a variety of issues including: anxiety, depression, trauma, personal growth, self-esteem, avoidance behaviors, relationships, and grief and loss. I have a client centered approach to counselling, and utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches including acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused, interpersonal, mindfulness, etc.
I regard the client as an equal in the therapy process. Emotional well-being and mental health influence our general health and how we interact with others, make decisions, face challenges, and live our lives. I believe that freedom in life, even with painful challenges, is possible, and everyone has the ability to live the life they want.
Usman Sharif B.A., MACP, R.C.C.
Usman Sharif is a trained therapist with a passion for helping people heal from their struggles and achieve their goals. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling psychology, where he gained valuable skills and knowledge in various therapeutic approaches.
Usman has completed extensive training in several evidence-based therapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). These therapies have been proven to be effective in treating a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and more.
Usman specializes in trauma-focused therapies, including EMDR, ACT-Trauma and CBT-Trauma, which have been specifically designed to help individuals overcome the effects of trauma. He is also skilled in general therapy and has helped countless individuals overcome a wide range of mental health challenges. In addition to his training in evidence-based therapies, Usman is a lifelong learner and is always seeking to improve his skills and knowledge in the field of psychology. He is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest research and techniques and regularly attends workshops and conferences to expand his knowledge.
Usman is a compassionate and empathetic therapist who believes that the most important factor in therapy is the relationship between the therapist and client. He strives to create a safe and non-judgmental space where his clients feel comfortable sharing their deepest emotions and experiences.
COUNSELLING THERAPY RATES
50 minutes: $135
OUR CANCELLATION POLICY
We kindly request 24 hours’ notice if you need to cancel your appointment. Late cancellations and missed appointments will be charged a fee of $40.
EXTENDED HEALTH PLAN COVERAGE
Covered by most extended health benefits, direct billing is NOT available for counselling services, receipts will be provided. Please check with your insurance provider regarding coverage.
NEW: Direct billing to First Nations Health for counselling service is available upon pre-approval. Contact us for more details.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a chronic condition that typically emerges in childhood. Patients with ADHD tend to be hyperactive, having difficulty sustaining attention and being prone to impulsive behavior. Not surprisingly, these behaviours can cause other issues, like low self-esteem, relationship challenges and difficulty at school. For some, these symptoms diminish with age, but others may deal ADHD for their entire life.
Fortunately, there are medications, treatments and strategies that can help ADHD patients cope with symptoms and lead productive, happy lives. Early diagnosis is key, so if you think ADHD might be affecting you or your loved ones, you should consult a counselling professional.
More than just “feeling blue,” depression is clinical condition that is common and serious if left untreated. Approximately 1 in 6 people will suffer a major depressive episode at some point in their lifetime.
Depression can produce a variety of symptoms. Some report feeling sad, hopeless, anxious or angry. Others experience loss of appetite or lose interest in activities they normally enjoy, like hobbies or sports.
Treatment for Depression
Fortunately, effective treatments are available. Lifestyle changes, medications, and cognitive behavioural therapy can help break the cycle of depression.
The term “trauma” is used to describe the process of experiencing a frightening and distressful event or series of events. Because people experience trauma in different ways, it’s not always easy to define or anticipate whether an event will be traumatic.
Traumatic events include car accidents, house fires, assaults, and other types of violence. Natural disasters, like floods and earthquakes, can also cause trauma. In addition, trauma can involve an ongoing series of events, such as sexual assault and childhood neglect.
Responses to Trauma
The specific response depends on the individual. However, depression, anxiety, drinking, drug use, eating disorders and self-harm are common trauma responses.
Anxiety is not a disease. It’s a natural defense mechanism for dealing with threats that shifts our body into a state of maximum alertness. We lose focus on the task at hand as we divert our attention to whatever the perceived threat is. Adrenaline flows, and we may feel fearful or vulnerable as our mind focuses on solutions.
When Anxiety Becomes Unhealthy
Anxiety only becomes unhealthy when it is a chronic, consuming part of our daily lives. Left untreated, anxiety can cause debilitating emotional and physical damage. Fortunately, there are counselling solutions, like cognitive behavioural therapy, that can help anxiety sufferers cope with anxiety disorders.
Feeling grief is a normal reaction to loss, often in response to the death of a loved one. The grieving process can take months or even years, as the grieving person works through emotions such as sadness and anger, along with feelings of guilt, yearning and regret.
Rebuilding and Recovering from Grief
Loss is not just emotional. It is foundational and practical, too. If you’ve lost someone close to you, you will have to rebuild the daily routines they were part of, and you may have to rebuild the identity you shared with them. This is not a simple or easy task, and grief counselling can be helpful in recovery process.
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