Susan Cape M.A, RSSW, OAMHP Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, Psychotherapist
Are you feeling anxious? Depressed? Stressed out? Life can be overwhelming and sometimes it helps to have a safe space to work through situations thoughts and feelings that are challenging. My commitment is to walk alongside you as you navigate your path through life. My work experience in the non-profit sector has found me working with a varied demographic of clientele such as those struggling with mental health challenges (general anxiety/panic, depression, OCD, agoraphobia, trauma), addiction, chronic illness/pain, relationship issues and domestic abuse. Let me know how I can help you get things back on track! My approach to therapy is based on your needs and input. I have experience working with clients using practice approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapies, structured relapse prevention approaches, motivational interviewing, brief therapy, feminist counseling, reality therapy, strengths-based work, and trauma-informed care. In practice, I strive to empower my clients so that they can work towards making positive changes in their lives and address overwhelming emotions. Our work will always be collaborative, client-centered and will view you as the expert on your own life! I look forward to working alongside you on your journey.
Agoraphobia (illness induced)
Fee for Service
Session fee: $135/hour
Sliding Scale option: $80-$135
Payment: E-transfer bank payment
18 years of direct client practice
Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (License # 830251)
Member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP)
Currently a PhD student at McMaster University in the School of Social Work
Who do I work with?
Adults and couples 18+
My work with clients is eclectic as I use a variety of treatment approaches to meet your therapeutic needs. While some clients prefer a narrative approach where the clinician is there to facilitate exploration of thoughts/feelings as they pertain to experience, some clients prefer a more direct, clinical approach that incorporates behavioral techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. My practice is adaptable to either approach, often incorporates a mixture of these techniques and involves psychoeducation on a variety of topics. As my training in based in Social Work Theory I tend to view clients concerns and social problems through a critical lens that sees individual problems as extensions of systemic issues such as racism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, sexism etc. While we often find ourselves needing to adapt to a world in which these issues run rampant, I strongly believe that consciousness raising and collective action can have a place in the therapeutic process as well. My practice is therefore rooted in critical disability, critical race, feminist theory and is trauma informed.
Types of Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy