Individual Psychotherapy

Individual psychotherapy is a method of focused, confidential therapy between an individual and a mental health professional. Through one-on-one sessions, you will have the chance to reflect on your history, emotions, and responses to your circumstances.

Rest assured that we will hold space for your honest emotions. We encourage you to approach our time together with an open mind, exploring your thoughts and lived experiences with curiosity and acceptance. Through the process of unpacking your past, you’ll learn how it’s shaped you into the person you are today.
Individual psychotherapy is a method of focused, confidential therapy between an individual and a mental health professional. Through one-on-one sessions, you will have the chance to reflect on your history, emotions, and responses to your circumstances.

Rest assured that we will hold space for your honest emotions. We encourage you to approach our time together with an open mind, exploring your thoughts and lived experiences with curiosity and acceptance. Through the process of unpacking your past, you’ll learn how it’s shaped you into the person you are today.
Woman talking to therapist
Your therapist will guide you through the process of building a toolkit to help you cope with your professional and personal challenges. We specialize in using Solution-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioural, Narrative and Trauma-informed therapeutic modalities. We blend techniques from these methods for a tailored, customized technique that fits the unique needs of each individual client. Everyone is different!

While it’s common to feel a little nervous before starting individual psychotherapy for the first time, many of our clients come to look forward to their sessions! Opening up and talking about the things on your mind without fear of judgment can be cathartic. You will gain a better understanding of who you are and revealing your hopes and dreams.

We understand that with your hectic, fast-paced schedule, it might feel impossible to fit in yet another obligation. At Fruits from the Roots, we exclusively offer online psychotherapy sessions. This way, you can attend at a location and time that is convenient for you.

We look forward to connecting with you.
Anxiety

Anxiety is a typical response to the stressors in our lives.

Anxiety is a typical response to the stressors in our lives. Many of us have difficulties in our work, our closest relationships and our finances. But anxiety is more than just a feeling of concern or awareness about the issues in your life. You might feel a sense of fear, dread, or even panic. You may avoid certain people, tasks or situations because it feels overwhelming.

If your anxiety is having an impact on your daily activities, individual psychotherapy can work with you to find effective methods to manage your symptoms. Our therapists can help you achieve the peace and balance in your life that you’ve been looking for. We will equip you with practical skills and strategies to reframe your mindset and thinking.
Anxiety can take many forms, including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias. It leaves you feeling burdened and isolated, especially if it seems like everyone else you know is healthy and thriving. In reality, anxiety is a widespread mood disorder, with over 10% of Canadians reporting symptoms. Simply put, you are far from alone!

An anxiety psychologist can give you the ability to manage these disruptive feelings so you can maintain your quality of life. You may be reluctant to take the first step and seek help, particularly if you’re unfamiliar with how therapy works.

We consider ourselves partners in your mental health journey. Our sessions together will be free of judgment, allowing you to share your concerns. At the same time, we work together to seek realistic and actionable solutions that you are comfortable putting into action.

While it can be tough to see on your hardest days, your anxiety does not define you. Nor does it hinder your ability to create a brighter, calmer future for yourself! As we continue working with you, we will help you look beyond your surface symptoms. Our goal is to address the root causes of your anxiety. You will learn to identify disruptive thought patterns and habits, recognize unreasonable fears, and regain control over your emotions.
Woman suffering an anxiety attack
Depression goes beyond just sadness. It can be debilitating to those who suffer from it, making simple tasks seem impossible. They will often have no interest in their favourite activities. There is often a sense of constant fatigue, diminished self-worth and a lack of motivation or purpose.

These feelings can be complicated and inconvenient for busy professionals and entrepreneurs, especially with never-ending work, family and social obligations.

Depression is common in women, often stemming from challenges in their relationships, a lack of work-life balance, financial hardships or major life events. For example, having a baby or a death in the family can have a major impact on a person. Depression can even be brought on by the changing of the seasons, as those with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) would attest to.
Depression

Depression goes beyond just sadness.

Man in depression and woman therapist comfort man with empathy
If you are experiencing depressive symptoms, you may feel frustrated with yourself, wondering why you can’t just “snap out of it.” Leaning on the appropriate resources, like counselling for your depression, is an important first step.

Remember that these feelings do not reflect who you are or your value as a person. Depression is a complex problem that most individuals cannot solve on their own without professional help. It is not a matter of simply adopting a more positive mindset.

In your sessions with us, you can expect compassion and empathy. Many of our clients are accustomed to having their feelings downplayed or dismissed by others. They welcome the opportunity to open up in a supportive setting. As you share, you may begin to see common threads and themes in your experiences and reactions.

Our therapists will tailor an approach that works for your specific situation. We will help you develop practices to guide you from negative self-talk patterns and self-defeating behaviours. We can also create a plan to help improve your lifestyle habits. Daily self-care routines can set the stage for better mental and physical health.

You don’t have to resign yourself to living with depression! While sadness, disappointment and loss are inevitable in our lifetimes, a depression therapist can help you find ways to foster your internal resilience. You will develop healthier ways to cope with setbacks.

Our lives require a lot from us! We are often held to high standards at work, which may feel impossible to maintain on a consistent basis. We also need to maintain healthy relationships with the people closest to us, and if we’re parents, take on the often thankless responsibility of raising our children.

More and more, clients are seeking counseling for burnout. They come to us with feeling overwhelmed and overextended with the expectations and responsibilities that have been heaped on them, with no clear path for relief or resolution. They feel low and withdrawn, lacking the motivation they used to have for their daily tasks. These individuals will often find it almost impossible to do more than the minimum required during periods of burnout.

We were not designed to work without rest, live without community, or parent without a village. It is no wonder that many of us find the daily demands of our lives difficult to fulfill. Sometimes, these demands can be self-imposed – many people have perfectionist tendencies, expecting more of themselves than what is realistically possible.

Our therapists can work with you to develop a plan to move away from exhaustion and apathy. You’ll learn how to extend yourself the grace you need to rest as needed and the space to make mistakes and try again.

Through regular sessions of therapy for burnout, you’ll start to recognize the root causes that cause it and formulate goals that you can progress through to achieve the balance and fulfillment you’ve been seeking in your life.

Burnout

We were not designed to work without rest, live without community, or parent without a village.

Business woman having burnout from work overload
Boundary Issues

Setting boundaries is essential to live a happy, well-balanced life.

Young guy showing stop gesture with opened palm, protecting personal boundaries

Setting boundaries is essential to live a happy, well-balanced life. Many of us were raised as people-pleasers, expected to accommodate others at the expense of ourselves. We were discouraged from speaking up and inconveniencing those around us. As a result, we internalized the message that ignoring our needs is upright and virtuous.

Healthy boundaries are not selfish – in fact, they’re a necessary form of self-care! They’re an opportunity to advocate for yourself and your work, prioritizing your needs and well-being while showing respect for others. Setting healthy personal boundaries for yourself will help you decide what kind of behaviours you’re willing to accept the people in your life. This way, you can be assertive and confident in expressing your thoughts and feelings.

Boundaries are highly unique and specific to each person. What is fine for one may be unacceptable to another, and that’s OK! Part of learning how to navigate boundaries involves understanding and accepting other people’s individual needs and expectations without compromising your own when interacting with them.

Our therapists can assist you in developing a set of healthy boundaries for your professional, familial, platonic and intimate relationships. Through boundary therapy, we can help you explore why setting limits have felt so challenging to you in the past, breaking down the old thought patterns that no longer serve you.

In the process, we can guide you in finding your voice, stand up for yourself and cultivate the type of relationships that make you feel happy, safe and secure.

If you have gone through a traumatic event, know that you are stronger and braver than you think. It is human to be deeply affected by troubling or distressing incidents in your life. Professional help is often recommended to traumatized individuals to help them process emotions and find healthy ways to cope.

Left unmanaged, emotional trauma can have a negative impact on your health. It can manifest itself as anxiety and depression or physically as headaches, nausea and a general feeling of malaise. You may develop post-traumatic stress syndrome, with flashbacks, intrusive thoughts and distress when presented with triggering events or reminders. These symptoms can hinder you from living the full and joyful life you deserve.

Trauma counselling can be very effective in providing strategies to assist. Our therapists are trained in trauma-informed care and have helped many clients learn how to handle their challenging past experiences in a healthy and supportive manner.

Individuals who have gone through traumatic events often instinctively avoid revisiting those difficult emotions and memories, and understandably so! With trauma therapy, our clients can build a better tolerance to their unpleasant feelings. Over time, they find the ability to move beyond them and focus on a brighter future.
Trauma

If you have gone through a traumatic event, know that you are stronger and braver than you think.

Women Receiving Emotional Support For Trauma

FAQs

You could benefit from therapeutic support when your difficulties (emotional, mental, relational, or psychological) affect your ability to function effectively or engage their usual activities.

Many people find therapy helpful to adopt a healthier mindset when they encounter their daily challenges, even if there are no acute or serious issues at hand.

We pride ourselves on the ability to offer industry-accessible rates. Our Individual Psychotherapy sessions can range anywhere from $90- $225 per session, depending on the clinician’s level of experience and the type of services requested.
First and foremost, we take a non-pathologizing, anti-oppression, and strength-based approach to therapy! As a result, you can expect clinicians who offer you a non-judgmental space. You can rest assured you will be supported and treated respectfully in an ongoing collaboration with your therapist to build a more fruitful life!

Any information you relay to us through the service provided by your therapist through Fruits from the Roots, a division of Cyrus’ Psychotherapy and Consulting Professional Corporation, will be held in strict confidence.

Your personal health information cannot be collected, used, or shared without your informed, written consent, except where required by law.

On occasion, your therapist’s obligation of confidentiality may be suspended to allow the therapist to consult with members of our clinical team (such as the Clinical Supervisor or Clinical Director) to provide proper care and obtain a second opinion or supervisory input.

In the event you change therapists, we will transfer your clinical history to your new provider, with your consent. These records will include your initial intake information, previous therapist’s clinical notes and assessment results. This will provide continuity in your care and allow your new therapist to assist in your progress.

Your therapist will not share information that you discuss with them without written permission to do so unless the following special circumstances apply:

• The therapist assesses that you or someone else is in imminent danger of physical harm (e.g., suicide or homicide).
• The therapist assesses that a child under the age of 16, dependent adult, and/ or an elder in care may need protection (e.g., abuse, neglect, abandonment, and/or witnessing violence).
• The therapist assesses that there is a risk to the country or a threat to overthrow a government.
• The therapist assesses that there is a threat of terrorism.
• The therapist learns that a regulated professional is engaging in professional misconduct. They must report the individual to their regulatory college.
• The therapist is required to defend a complaint filed with a regulatory college.
• The therapist is subpoenaed by a court of law and legally obligated to provide your information.
• The therapist assesses that you are experiencing a medical emergency while in session (only the information needed to ensure your safety will be disclosed).

If you are engaging in family or group counselling where other participants are involved, please note that confidentiality cannot be guaranteed by the counselor.

You are always welcome to discuss your own personal psychotherapy experience with others, outside of your sessions. Remember, psychotherapy doesn’t have to be a secret!

Counselling at Fruits from the Roots begins with filling out our intake consultation form or creating a client account on the Client Portal. Once completed, a member of our team will reach out via email or phone to book your initial complimentary consultation session and start online therapy. We look forward to supporting you on your mental wellness journey!