Are you feeling a lack of energy almost every day and any simple task is overwhelmingly difficult? It could be that you are having a difficult time focusing, making decisions, and/or remembering things. Perhaps it’s a heavy feeling of hopelessness and worthlessness, or it could be that you cannot feel anything at all but numbness and emptiness. Perhaps it’s not being able to enjoy the things that used to bring your pleasure and joy. It can also look more like physical experiences such as aches, pains, digestive problems that don’t seem to get better. For someone it can be too much sleeping, or not being able to sleep at all….Or perhaps, your depression looks like something other than what was mentioned here.
This can look different for each individual.
As there are many types of depression, each experience is different for each person and it can feel so challenging to be understood and heard. Depression can feel so lonely and isolating, but you are not alone.
Talking about depression, how it feels for you and how it’s affecting your every day can be challenging and exhausting, but our counsellors are here to hold a safe space for you. Our counsellors are here to help explore the right tools for you to make those challenging days easier, and step by step getting closer to positive change.
We do not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach, so our counsellor will work together to find an approach that works best for you.
We offer 20-minute complimentary consultations to all new clients to help them pick the right counsellor and someone who is the right fit for them. Finding the right counsellor can be a tough job so we want to make sure we are removing a barrier coming in the way of you seeking help.
We offer individual counselling to help you work through a variety of individual struggles you may be facing. The main focus of this service is you and helping you be a better version of yourself. You can work on any personal goals that you have and dedicate the time to heal, grow, or to simply explore your thoughts and feelings.
We offer couples counselling services to help improve the quality of your relationship and to make your connection more meaningful. We help you manage your conflict and communicate with each other in non-violent ways and more effectively.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Telehealth for you?
services, Telehealth is an alternative for your sessions. Call or email today for a free consultation to find out if Telehealth is appropriate for you.
Are your sessions covered by benefits?
Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC), Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) are usually covered by many extended health benefit plans, however, this depends on your company’s specific plan. You could speak to your human resources
department or consult your benefit booklet, which contains the specifics of your company’s health plan to determine what kind of coverage you have. Ask if your insurance covers Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC).
We do not accept payment directly from the insurance company. We can act on your behalf though, and provide your insurance company with all the necessary information to ensure that you receive the coverage to which you are entitled to quickly. With electronic claims processing, you will often receive payment from the insurance company within three to five business days. Most insurance companies allow for direct deposit as well, further expediting your
If your plan does not cover RCC, CCC, but covers Registered Psychologist or Social Workers, you can make a request to your employer and insurance company that they adjust your plan.
What are the benefits of virtual counselling?
Web counselling is easily accessible to all those who wish to use it. Online therapy overcomes barriers that may preclude others from seeking therapy. For example, individuals residing in rural or remote areas where there are no counselling services can benefit from the accessibility of online counselling.
Those that are physically disabled or unable to leave their home can also easily access such services with little inconvenience. Those that have visual and hearing impairments can also benefit from such services. Web counselling has also shown to be effective in encouraging children and teenagers to receive therapy as they seem to be more comfortable with using the internet.
Online therapy is convenient. Both the therapist and the client have the convenience of corresponding with each other at a range of variant times. This style of therapy can take away the hassle of scheduling and setting appointments more common in traditional settings. This also creates an opportunity for the therapist to extend their services to more clients as appointments can be potentially scheduled over 24 hours and reach a larger geographical region.
For those individuals who are ambivalent about therapy or who may be uncomfortable with traditional models of therapy, may find online counselling more suitable whereby it has been found that online therapy is preferred by those who are uncomfortable with talking face to face with someone about their problems
Why would I want to talk to a therapist?
Mental Disorders: People struggling with depression, anxiety, phobias, addiction, PTSD, ADHD, etc. may seek therapy to treat the problem and/or learn healthy ways to cope. In many cases, disorders are treated medically in conjunction with therapy
Distress: One-way therapists determine the severity of an issue is to look at how much distress it causes the individual. For example, one young woman may be distressed about leaving home for college, while another is delighted. If the level of distress is prohibiting her ability to sleep, eat, study, socialize, or enjoy life, therapy may be a healthy option.
Support/Coping: Loss is a common reason for people to seek therapy. Therapy can provide a safe, supportive place for people to talk about grief, adjustment to physical illness, the end of a relationship or job, abuse issues, or any change in life circumstances that cause distress. Therapists help clients learn coping skills to get them through these times.
Communication: Many people come to therapy looking for help with their relationships. Individual, couples, or family therapy can address a common source of distress: poor communication and difficulty resolving conflicts. Some therapists are highly skilled at helping people communicate their needs and feelings constructively.
Self-Exploration: Some people come to therapy to gain a deeper understanding of self. They want to know why they do what they do, why they feel what they feel, and determine how much control they have over those areas. Sometimes this exploration is used to determine career, relationship, and personal goals.
Azi Counselling & Associates is a practice centered around client connection. It’s about starting a journey with someone you trust to begin healing from the inside out and having the coping skills to move forward.
Deciding to allow someone into your world is not something we take lightly, we believe in a supportive approach to help you live a more meaningful life.