Susan Cape M.A, RSSW, OAMHP Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, Psychotherapist

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.

Specialties

Trauma

Addiction

Chronic Illness

Anxiety and Panic Disorder

Fee for Service

Session fee: $120/hour

Sliding Scale Option: $80-$120

Payment: E-Transfer Bank Payment

**Where applicable, please check with your benefit provider that my services are covered prior to consultation.

Qualifications

Over 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

Clients Served

Adults and Couples 18+

Treatment Approach

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

Attachment Based

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Culturally sensitive

Emotionally sensitive

Exposure Therapy

Feminist counselling

Humanistic

Mindfulness

Motivational Interviewing

Mindfulness

Person Centered

Psychodynamic

Reality Therapy

Trauma Informed (including Seeking Safety)

Session Format

Currently, all sessions will be conducted virtually using a secure web based platform called “NousTalk”.  NousTalk is a secure HIPAA, PHIPA and GDPR compliant online therapy and practice management platform.

I am liscenced to work with clients who reside in the following Canadian regions: Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Manitoba, PEI, Newfoundland & Labrador and the Territories.

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