As a community-minded organization, we sincerely believe that emotional healing and personal growth are within your reach. Through a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive lens, we offer individual therapy for issues related to anxiety and depression, gender and sexuality, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and trauma. If you live in Prince Edward County, identify within the LGBTQ2 community, or simply seek positive change, get in touch with us today.
Your first session can take anywhere between 50 - 80 minutes. During this session, you and your clinician will discuss your presenting concerns (i.e., why have you reached out for counselling services), your background (e.g., family, medical, social, etc.), gain a general understanding of what you seek from counselling, and identify how our services might support your process. You and your clinician will decide on how frequently you will meet (e.g., once or twice a week at 50 or 80 minutes), which can change as necessary.
Interested in scheduling your intake session? Refer to the clinician biographies below, visit the online scheduling system, select your preferred clinician from the STAFF option, select 1.5 Hour Intake Session, and follow the subsequent prompts. You will receive an automatic verification email once you schedule the intake session, then your clinician will send a confirmation email with further details in regards to your first session.
When you book a session, your clinician reserves their time for you. In the event that you will be unable to keep an appointment, please notify your clinician at least 24 hours in advance, so that someone else may utilize the time. Similarly, when your clinician is unable to keep the appointment with you, they will give you more than a 24-hour notice and rebook to another date and time.
In the case whereby you are unable to provide 24-hour cancellation notice (e.g., you cancel an appointment on the day of the appointment [i.e. the same day] or do not show up for a scheduled appointment), unless for emergency reasons (e.g., medical or family emergencies), you will be charged the fee for your session and payment will be required at your next scheduled session.
Note: Employee Assistance Programs and other insurance-based programs will not reimburse you, the client, for missed appointment costs.
I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Victoria in 2009, a Bachelor of Education in Social Sciences from University of Victoria in 2013, and a Master of Education in Adult Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2016 from University of Toronto, OISE campus. I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW), a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), and a registered teacher in British Columbia, Ontario (OCT), and the Yukon Territory. I am a Certified Member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP) and a voluntary member of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF).
Growing up in Prince Edward County and living in mid-to-large cities across Canada, I have worked with a variety of populations ranging from hard-to-reach inner city clients, adult survivors of childhood trauma, and the LGBTQ2 community, which has fostered a sincere understanding of the various daily life challenges and struggles.
Practicing from an eclectic therapeutic model, drawing from such modalities as Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, and Schema Therapy, the focus of my clinical experience has been directed toward the age range of 21 - 65 with presenting issues relating to depression and general anxiety, childhood physical, psychological, and sexual trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and gender/sexuality-related issues.
I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Carleton University in 2016 and a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Ottawa in 2018. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Growing up in Prince Edward County and moving to the Capital to pursue education, I have experience in both rural and urban lifestyles. I have provided psychotherapeutic support for youth and young adults experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression, grief, identity issues, interpersonal and romantic relationship conflicts, as well as educational and job-related challenges.
I practice from an integrative therapy approach, meaning that I combine different therapeutic tools and interventions to fit the needs of my individual client. Client-centred therapy provides a foundation for all of my sessions and I draw upon modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness techniques, and Positive Psychology.
Do you have extended health benefits? If your coverage includes psychologists, psychotherapists, or social workers, you may be able to claim our services through your health benefits. Check your coverage and email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
From 2 September 2019 to 31 August 2020, we will be offering sliding scale counselling services by students enrolled in Counselling and Psychotherapy graduate programs through Yorkville University. Intake sessions (80 minutes) with these students is no-fee and the 50 minute hourly rate ranges from $75 to $125, as determined by the client's financial abilities. Email (email@example.com) for additional information.
To schedule an intake session with a student clinician, visit the online scheduling system, select your preferred student clinician, select 1.5 hour intake session, and follow the prompts. For additional information, get in touch via Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone at 613-476-8850.
Note: In support of professional development, all sessions with student clinicians are audio and/or video recorded with strictest adherence to confidentiality, which will be discussed during the intake session.
Thank you for exploring employment opportunities with Adam Terpstra Psychotherapy Professional Corporation.
At this time we are not currently hiring, although interested applicants are still invited to send their cover letter and CV to Adam Terpstra (email@example.com)
Practicum opportunities for the 2019/20 academic year have been filled.