Individual therapy offered virtually via video, telephone.
In person therapy available in St. Thomas, London, Kitchener & Waterloo.
Improve your health, prioritize your wellness, your relationship with yourself and others.
Attend therapy from the comfort of your own home. It is a convenient and time efficient way to engage in counselling services and begin working on your inner healing journey. Grab a cup of tea and relax in a quiet area where you can engage in conversation to work on your goals and thrive.
Is Therapy Right for You?
At COCA Psychotherapy we work with individuals who are struggling to make long lasting changes in the way they communicate, set boundaries, or that are feeling stuck in a particular situation.
The result of the above is that we may lose interest in things we used to enjoy, we may experience lack of motivation, over sleeping, insomnia, difficulties concentrating, appetite changes, irritability, exhaustion, over thinking, and/or negative thinking. It often involves avoiding situations, people and things that create uncomfortable, or what may seem like unbearable feelings.
It can also look like self medicating with alcohol/drugs in order to cope. It is very often that we carry some memories that weigh heavily on us. There may be some past experiences that are still affecting us, and are seeping into our everyday lives.
Perhaps there are themes, or patterns that we notice. A lot of the times these previous coping strategies have maintained us alive, or have allowed us to survive. But there comes a time where these old ways of living/believing are no longer working for us, and that is when therapy is right.
Who Are Our Clients?
- Youth (12-18)
- Folks with disabilities
- Folks struggling with a mental health disorder
- Folks without a psychiatric diagnosis
- Anybody looking at improving their overall well being
Indigenous Therapy Services
At COCA Psychotherapy we are passionate about working with Indigenous communities.
We recognize, as mental health experts, the impact that colonization and genocide have had on all aspects of life, including but not limited to mental, emotional, and spiritual parts, leading often to intergenerational trauma. The injustice faced by Indigenous communities is not only historical, but currently continues and needs to be addressed appropriately.
At our clinic, we are able to take action by supporting Indigenous communities through providing free mental health support via the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB). If you are a registered member of a First Nation connect with us today and we can guide you through the process.
What Do We Talk About in Therapy?
With your Therapist/Counsellor you will work at breaking patterns/cycles, and building on new strategies as you create a narrative that is based on a belief system that works for you. You will also work on identifying oppressive systems that place barriers for us, and find ways to work around them.
As we peel back the layers of yourself, your culture, and the systemic issues you face, you’ll feel empowered to choose what to let go of and to reclaim your identity and your true self.
We are looking forward to walking with you through your transformational journey.
Some Themes Seen in Therapy
- Mood disorders
- Emotion dysregulation
- Anger management
- Addiction/substance abuse
- Relationship struggles
- Communication issues
- Cultural, religious and spiritual struggles
- Immigration related struggles
- Intergenerational trauma
- Racism, microaggressions
- Domestic Violence
- Parenting struggles
- New mothers, young mothers
- Finding yourself, identity, self esteem
- Difficult life transitions
- Work stress
- Stress management
Working With COCA Psychotherapy
Most insurance companies provide coverage for counselling services.
We may also offer free services to clients through Non-Insured Health Benefits for First Nations & Inuit (NIHB) & Victim Services