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Individual Counselling

We offer professional counselling and therapy to individuals with a wide range of needs. Our services are provided in-person or online.

According to CAMH, 1 in 5 Canadians experiences a mental illness. By the time Canadians reach 40 years old, 1 in 2 have or have had a mental illness. Counselling at Elpizo is not just for those in an emotional crisis. We offer support for those who want to understand their blind spots and for those who want to build and maintain their emotional well-being.

Individual Counselling

Experiencing distressing events and feelings are a natural part of life, yet navigating through them can feel overwhelming and isolating. We recognize the complexities of emotional struggles and offer professional support to guide you through them. Whether you’re living with depression, anxiety, stress, a form of substance use problem, grappling with relationship challenges, bereavement, loss of employment, life’s transitions or any sources of distress, our compassionate therapists are here to help you unravel the knots of your emotions. We provide a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your feelings, gain clarity, and develop effective coping strategies. 

Sometimes, we experience distressing events and feelings, which seem to have no end or solution in sight. There are occasions where we are able to deduce that our feelings may be due to a particular circumstance such as marital discord, relationship problem, bereavement or loss of employment, but at other times we simply have no idea why we feel the way we do. These feelings can be strong and even unbearable. The anxiety felt due to these problems can be so great that certain decisions are made hastily and blindly to the individual’s detriment.

How we can help you:

  • Provide a Safe, Non-Judgmental, and Compassionate Space: We offer a supportive environment where you can freely explore your feelings without fear of judgment.
  • Assist in Exploring and Clarifying Thoughts and Feelings: Our skilled therapists will help you untangle complex emotions and gain clarity.
  • Listen and Understand: We are committed to actively listening to your concerns, allowing us to gain a deeper understanding of your challenges and needs.
  • Offer Relevant Treatment Options: Drawing on our experience and understanding of your unique situation, we will suggest evidence-based interventions tailored to effectively reduce your symptoms.
  • Diversity is Celebrated: Our culturally competent therapists will work collaboratively with you to implement strategies that honor your cultural values and beliefs, fostering a deeper sense of connection and empowerment
  • Challenge, Empower, and Encourage: We will empower you to make decisions aligned with your beliefs, values, and needs, guiding you towards positive change and personal growth.

Counselling is not only for those in an emotional crisis but it is also for those who want to check their blind spots and for those who want to build and maintain their emotional well-being.

Our goal is to support you every step of the way on your journey towards healing and well-being.

Here are some concerns that people bring up in therapy, but not limited to:

How will we work with you?

The first few sessions (1-3) will be used to understand your presenting challenges, gather history, conduct baseline assessments and together we will develop a customized treatment plan that will best suit your needs to accomplish the outlined goals.

Our sessions are client centered and structured in ways to benefit you. You will be supported, empowered, challenged, encouraged, and motivated. You will be offered a different perspective and a new way of thinking that will be to your best advantage.

Our Counselling Process

Book a Consultation

Complete Intake Form

Get Matched with a Therapist

Begin Therapy

FAQs About Individual Counselling

The fee could range between $130 to $190 for individual plus HST as the federal government charges taxes on Psychotherapy. Fees vary depending on who you are seeing. We offer sliding scale options based on an income assessment to assist those without extended benefits or those with financial challenges. 

No, OHIP does not cover Psychotherapy.  

Clients with extended health benefits may be eligible for partial or full reimbursement of service fees, depending on their insurance provider. We accept insurance reimbursement as Psychotherapists, Social Workers, or Counsellors. Check with your extended health benefit if you are covered. 

Fees are paid prior or at the end of each session. We accept E-Transfer, Debit, Visa, and Mastercard.

Each person’s needs are different. After the initial three sessions of intake, hearing your presenting issues, goals, assessments etc. your therapist will give you some feedback and together with you discuss and guide you through the therapeutic plan and suggest the number of sessions you might need. Your treatment plan is not set in stone and could possibly be adjusted as outcomes are accomplished.

Therapy is a personal thing, and we always do our best to try and match you with a therapist who is skilled in the reasons that brought you to counselling. We appreciate that sometimes for one reason or other the connection does not work. 

If that happens, please give us a call. We can review your needs and look at other therapists that may be a better alignment to your specific needs. 


Once you decide you on counselling, email or call us to request a consultation with Ruth, Director at Elpizo. She will discuss your needs with you and guide you through our process. Ruth has over 22 years of experience as a psychotherapist and a nuanced understanding of diverse challenges. Ruth takes the guess work out of client/therapist matching. Based on her analysis and your completed intake form, you will be assigned a therapist.  

The office is in Milton on Main St for in-person sessions.
Sessions are by appointment only; we are unable to accommodate walk-ins.
Clients come to us from nearby cities such as Mississauga, Brampton, Oakvile, Burlington, Halton, Peel, and the Greater Toronto Area. However, we provide services virtually to all cities in Ontario and provinces in Canada that are unregulated, and countries that are also unregulated.

Professional Help,
When You Need It.

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