Kate Pinsonneault, IMHC, MACP, RCC

Kate Pinsonneault, IMHC, MACP, RCC

Professions: Counseling Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, Other
License Status: I'm a registered professional.
Primary Credential: Registered Clinical Counsellor - 12131
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 22627
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#8 145 19th Street
Courtenay, BC
Courtenay, British Columbia V9N9G2 - Canada
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Fees: Free 30 minute consultation, $110.00 +GST for one hour session, and $165+GST for 90 minute Family or couples therapy.

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I take a "client-centered approach" in which the therapeutic process and pace is guided by the individual's values, beliefs, and comfort level. I offer a range of therapeutic approaches to match specific needs. I provide counselling services to individuals, couples, children, families, and groups. Many of my clients focus on self-understanding as a means to improving relationships. Treating past abuse or trauma is central to the healing process. I specialize in infant and child mental health. I also provide counselling services to children and adults who have special needs. I also offer counselling sessions through video conferencing or on the phone for your convenience and privacy. Each fall and winter we offer group sessions. For more information on these and up coming workshops, please visit my website.

Email or Call Kate Pinsonneault, IMHC, MACP, RCC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22627

More Info About My Practice

To ensure that my services are a good fit for you, I offer a 30 minute free consultation. Fees are $110.00 for a 50 minute session for an individual and $165.00 for an 80 minute session with couples or families. We also offer a limited number of people a reduced rate based on what they can afford. Please let us know before our first session if this is an insurance claim, or if you have been approve for counselling services through Aboriginal Health, ICBC, CVAP or other program.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

The Dynamic Maturation Model of Attachment and Adaptation created by Dr. Pat Crittenden has been a major influence in my work. Research on attachment has lead to a better understanding as to why we act in ways that may seem puzzling, negative or destructive. By understanding early attachment styles and strategies that developed based on early needs for safety and security, we are better equipped to understand our attachment needs, change behavioural patterns that no longer serve us, and create more positive and beneficial ways of responding to situations that can improve relationships with ourselves and others.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

I usually meet weekly with a new client for the first month to get a good sense of what the problems are, how the client wishes to proceed and to set therapeutic goals. Some problems can be addressed successfully within a 4 to 6 week period. Deeper issues will take more time. After the first few weeks, the client decides on whether they wish to continue with weekly sessions or to meet less often. I often give "homework" to clients to help raise awareness or practice new skills. Most clients are ready to end their sessions after 10-12 weeks. However, if a client is dealing with more profound issues such as trauma, abuse, or childhood neglect, the frequency and duration of the therapy may be increased.

Sometimes a person will come for counselling for a specific problem and then realize after the sessions are over, that another issue has surfaced. This is very common. Often people need time to process what they have discovered about themselves or their relationships before they can go further or deeper. Taking this time is encouraged. Returning clients are always given priority and never put on a wait list for services.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Children from birth to age 6, Trauma and Abuse, Individuals with special needs.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family Problems
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Psychosis
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Love
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Biofeedback / Neurofeedback
  • Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Healing Touch
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Theraplay

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