Nicole Perry, MA, R.Psych
|Professions: Counseling Psychology|
|License Status: I'm a registered professional.|
|Primary Credential: Registered Psychologist - 3884|
Billing and Insurance
Fees: Initial intake session (75 min): $180
Individual counselling (50 min): $140/session
Video or phone counselling (50 min): $100/session
Groups are $500 for 10 weeks (20 hours of intensive work), which works out to just $25/hour.
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I work from a feminist counselling approach, which means believing in all the strength and wisdom inside of my clients. I know that when life throws us challenges, barriers, and traumas, our wisdom and our strength can start to feel hard to reach. So counselling becomes a way to come back to that strength. As we walk through the challenges together, the collaborative process is a reminder that it's okay to be lost and vulnerable. From that vulnerable place we rediscover our courage, and our selves.
I have found that each person is different and so I will work collaboratively with you to come up with a pathway forward. Some clients really like being given homework to do between sessions, and others prefer to focus on trying new things within the session, such as mindfulness exercises and visualizations. I believe that we make our best decisions when we are in touch with our mind, emotions, and body, and so I offer space for you to explore all those aspects of ourselves.
Because I believe in the power of community, I am currently offering two groups for women. The first is a 10 week group to discover and restore boundaries. The second is a 10 week exploration of all aspects of self-acceptance and shame resilience, including self-trust, self-knowledge, and body image. Both groups provide a combination of teaching, experiential exercises, and time for group discussion. Participants are encouraged to share at their own pace, and we advocate for a safe space to do so.
Email or Call Nicole Perry, MA, R.Psych at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16789
More Info About My Practice
Fees can often be partially or fully reimbursed through insurance companies such as SunLife, Great West Life, Blue Cross, etc. Blue Cross now allows for direct billing.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Some issues I work really well with include activist burnout, boundaries for helping professionals, healing from sexual assault, and shame resilience. If there's something you're curious about, please ask! I'm open to exploring all sorts of issues and will gladly provide referrals to any concerns that are outside my expertise.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
One thing I love about doing this work is being able to offer groups. There is something SO powerful about the sense of community that arises in a room full of strangers who start to realize they are not alone. I have worked with people of diverse backgrounds and always find there is some common ground to build upon and something we can learn from each other.
I am excited to announce that I will be running two groups this fall for women (*trans and gender non-conforming friendly):
1) "Boundaries, Burnout, and the Art of Saying No"
Do you find yourself...
Falling in love quickly, before you really know the person?
Allowing others to define you, describe your reality, or direct your life?
Giving to others until you have nothing left?
Discover and restore your boundaries in our 10 week group starting Thursday September 8 2016 (6:30-8:30pm).
2) "Never Good Enough": Moving from Shame to Self-Acceptance
Are you ready to...
Feel better about what you're already doing rather than berate yourself about what you "should" be doing?
Choose the situations and relationships that make you happiest?
Talk to yourself with love and compassion instead of criticism and comparison?
Learn to love yourself in our 10 week starting Tuesday September 13, 2016 (6:30-8:30pm).
Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work
Since graduating I have gone to a number of workshops and read a TON of helpful books that I have available in a lending library for clients. Some of my favorite books to recommend to clients include:
1) "Hold Me Tight" by Sue Johnson. Sue is the founder of "emotion focused therapy" and this amazing book on connection in relationships can help any couple struggling with an unhelpful pattern they would like to break.
2) "All About Love" by bell hooks. This book offers a new perspective on love, defining it as "being committed to your own and someone else's spiritual growth".
3) "Daring Greatly" or "I Thought it Was Just Me (But it Isn't)" by Brene Brown. For anyone who has ever struggled with not feeling good enough, Brene provides a new avenue for healing from our feelings of shame and inadequacy.
4) "Why Does He Do That?" by Lundy Bancroft. Lundy has worked with hundreds of abusive males over the years and provides insight into the nature of abusive relationships, red flags to watch for, and signs of real change.
Services I Provide
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
I specialize in helping people build shame resilience, heal from sexual trauma, and create healthy boundaries.
LGBTQ and polyamorous clients welcome.
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