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Stress & Life Transitions

At Lavendar Psychotherapy, we recognize that life can present us with a multitude of challenges and changes. These transitions, whether expected or unexpected, can often lead to stress and emotional turmoil. Our dedicated team of therapists are here to support you in navigating these transitions and developing effective coping strategies and tools to best support you through your journey. Our team of therapists utilize a compassionate, judgement-free, inclusive, and trauma-informed approach through all types of therapy and regardless of your presenting concerns.

Understanding Stress & Life Transitions

Stress is a natural response to change, and life transitions are a part of the human experience. Whether you're facing a career change, relationship shift, loss of a loved one, or any significant life event, it's common to feel overwhelmed. At Lavendar Psychotherapy, we believe that seeking help during these times is a sign of strength and resilience.

Compassionate Guidance

Our therapists provide a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and emotions surrounding life transitions. We understand that these moments can be challenging and that they often trigger a range of feelings, including anxiety, sadness, overwhelm, and uncertainty. Our compassionate guidance can help you process these emotions and find a path forward.

Tailored Support

Each individual's experience of stress and life transitions is unique. We take a personalized approach to help you cope with your specific circumstances. Our therapists work closely with you to create a customized treatment plan that addresses your needs, concerns, and goals.

Coping Strategies

Lavendar Psychotherapy offers evidence-based coping strategies and tools to help you manage stress and navigate life transitions successfully. We will guide you through practical techniques to reduce anxiety, improve resilience, and build emotional strength. These skills will empower you to face life's changes with confidence. Most importantly, these tools can be effective in many areas of your life. When we have the space to process and gain tools, we can conquer so much more.

Grief & Loss Support

If your life transition involves the loss of a loved one, we offer specialized grief therapy to help you navigate the grieving process. Our therapists can provide you with tools to process your grief, find meaning in your loss, and move forward at your own pace.

Career Transitions

Career changes, such as job loss, retirement, new job stress, or a new job overall, can be particularly stressful. We provide support for individuals facing career-related life transitions, helping you adapt to new challenges and opportunities with resilience.

Your Partner in Transition

Lavendar Psychotherapy is your partner in navigating life's ups and downs. We believe that with the right support and coping strategies, you can not only move past transitions but thrive. Take the first step towards a smoother journey through change by contacting us today to scheduling an appointment.

We are committed to helping you build resilience, find clarity, and embrace the opportunities that life's transitions bring. You don't have to face them alone.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I consider starting therapy?
    Therapy can be beneficial for anyone experiencing emotional difficulties, mental health challenges, or seeking personal growth. It's a good idea to consider therapy if you're feeling overwhelmed, experiencing persistent negative emotions, or facing challenging life circumstances. This is a space just for you!
  • How long is a session?
    A clinical hour is 50 minutes long. Some of our practitioners provide longer sessions (80 minutes) at an adjusted rate.
  • How much does therapy cost/How does insurance work/Tax return questions
    Please visit the services page to see what costs are as they depend on the practitioner, their training, and their experience. Please consult with your insurance provider to understand what types of licenses are covered. For example, are you covered for a registered social worker or a registered psychotherapist, or maybe both? If you are only covered for a "Psychologist" you will not be covered for our services. It is the responsibility of the client to check with their insurance plan to ensure coverage. Each plan is different, regardless of the insurance company. We do not provide direct billing, however, we provide a receipt after payment of session that you can submit for reimbursement. Be sure to keep your receipts for tax-return purposes (please see Government of Canada website for more information). We do not provide direct billing. Your receipt is emailed to you after payment.
  • What can I expect in my first session?
    In your initial session, the therapist will likely ask you questions about your background, current concerns, and reasons for seeking therapy. They may also discuss therapy goals and explain the therapeutic process. It's an opportunity to establish rapport and determine if you feel comfortable working with the therapist.
  • Is therapy confidential?
    Psychotherapists registered with the CRPO and OCSWSSW are bound to professional ethics legal obligations to maintain client confidentiality. However, there are exceptions when the therapist is legally obligated to break confidentiality. These include imminent harm to self or others, a vulnerable individual being in danger, and being subpoenaed. A confidentiality form will be sent to you and your therapist will go over confidentiality in the initial session.
  • How can I prepare for my initial session?
    Be sure to fill out and sign the intake form which gives you the space to discuss what has brought you in and goes over confidentiality. Be sure to add a credit card on file for easy payment processing.
  • How often should I attend therapy sessions?
    The frequency of therapy sessions can vary depending on individual needs. Initially, weekly sessions are common, but as therapy progresses, sessions may become less frequent. Your therapist will work with you to determine the appropriate session frequency based on your progress, goals, comfort, and schedule.
  • When should I consider starting therapy?
    Therapy can be beneficial for anyone experiencing emotional difficulties, mental health challenges, or seeking personal growth. It's a good idea to consider therapy if you're feeling overwhelmed, experiencing persistent negative emotions, have experienced trauma, are facing challenging life circumstances, or you want a safe space to reflect and process. Therapy is open and welcome for everyone!
  • Should I book a first session or a consultation?
    Booking a phone consult is entirely free and allows both the therapist and the client to notice if this is the right fit. If the fit is not there, the therapist can send you referrals to clinicians that may be better suited for you. Starting with a consultation can be a great way to start your therapeutic process. It is not mandatory to book a consultation, you are welcome to skip that step and start your therapeutic journey.
  • Why would a therapist not be suited for me?
    This can be based on personality or qualifications. For example, you may not feel comfortable with your therapist due to their personality. Another example is that the area or modality of therapy you require does not fit into the experience or practice of the therapist. Finding the right fit can take time and that is okay!
  • What is EMDR?
    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy approach used to help individuals process and heal from traumatic experiences. It involves a structured eight-phase therapy process where a trained therapist helps the client reprocess distressing memories by using bilateral stimulation, such as guided eye movements or other forms of rhythmic sensory input. EMDR aims to alleviate the emotional distress and negative beliefs associated with traumatic memories, allowing individuals to move towards healing and resolution. This evidence-based therapy is often used to treat conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and other trauma-related issues and symptoms.
  • What is a "Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)"
    In Ontario, the term "Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)" refers to a specific category of professionals who are in the process of becoming fully registered psychotherapists. This category was created to ensure the regulation and oversight of psychotherapists while they accumulate the required supervised clinical experience and complete an entry to practice exam. Therefore, RP(Qualifying) registrants receive on-going supervision while being licensed professionals. When choosing a therapist it is crucial to check their credentials and ensure they are registered with a regulatory body (e.g., social work, psychologist, registered psychotherapist).
  • What are your cancelation/late/no-show policies?
    Our cancellation and no-show policies are tailored to each therapist and will be outlined in your consent form. To avoid any fees, please notify us via email at or cancel your appointment through your client profile on Jane at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled session. Please be aware that your session will be held for 15 minutes, and failure to attend will be considered a no-show, subject to applicable fees. We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise, so if you're unable to attend, you're experiencing technical difficulties, or you're experiencing unexpected delays, please email us promptly. We appreciate your understanding and commitment to ensuring minimal impact on our clinicians' schedules.
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