ABOUT SPENCER * SERVICES

Spencer * Services is a private practice owned and operated by me, Sarah A. Spencer.  I'm a Canadian Certified Counsellor, Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Career Strategist.  With over 10 years experience providing support to people, I offer all sorts of services related to counselling, psychotherapy, career strategy and corporate wellbeing.

 

The personal services I provide are geared to youth (16+) and adults.  The professional ones are geared to individuals and organizations.  All are offered either individually or in group settings depending on client needs.  They cover issues such as stress management, anxiety, depression, work/life balance, self-esteem, assertiveness, grief, relationship and communication difficulties, workplace stress, personal growth, among so many more!  

So what makes me qualified to offer these services?  I've graduated from a master's degree in counselling psychology (Athabasca University) and an undergraduate degree in psychology (Lakehead University).  Since I graduated, I've participated in professional development to keep my practice current.  I also have over 2500 hours of client work and have accessed supervision for over 150 hours.

Though I can't promise that I'll be the right professional for you or your business, I do strive to support those who reach out to me.  In many cases,  the scope and approach of my practice fits just right with the needs and personalities of those who connect with me.  In other situations, I help clients find services that work better for them.  In all cases, I offer wellness improvement options to all those who reach out to me.

For more information about my qualifications and experience, visit my Linkedin profile.

 
 
Years of Experience

Community and Social Services

Career Strategy Services

Mental Health Services

THERAPEUTIC APPROACH

The influence of my professional and personal experiences have led me to believe we are all fallible beings. However, we are capable of imagining and realizing our potential within the reality of our contexts and the meaning we attribute to life. We are simultaneously the authors, co-authors, editors and co-editors of our thoughts, feelings and experiences not simply victims of circumstances. We possess in ourselves the ability to read and question the past chapters of our lives in order to inform and influence, if not create, what comes next in our stories. Our interaction with co-authors and co-editors can help us realize this potential. I hope to collaborate with those seeking co-authors, and in some cases their co-editors, to facilitate the writing of future chapters. Our past, present and future co-exist, but our past and present do not have to overshadow our future, they can illuminate it.

The theoretical foundation of this perspective is based on an integrative and eclectic practice inspired by modern and post-modern approaches.  For example, solution-focused practices inform my belief that clients are experts of their lived experiences and, within these experiences, have access to solutions to their concerns.  Narrative therapy inspires me to see my clients' lives as stories that can be re-imagined.  Cognitive behaviour therapy strongly influences the structure of my practice in which I encourage people to change thoughts and behaviours to make them feel better.  Finally, my practice is also impacted by common factors theory, which suggests that the most important aspect of the therapeutic process is actually how well my clients click with me and the way I approach my work.  I know that, without a positive rapport, a positive outcome is less likely.  With that in mind, I hope you'll give me a chance to try to connect with you if you're in need of support.

AVAILABLE SERVICES

 
 

FEE INFORMATION

 

Counselling

Introduction - $65/session

Follow-up - $85/session

Group Session - $35/person

8-Session Group - $280/person

Psychotherapy

Introduction - $65/session

Follow-up - $85/session

Group Session - $35/person

8-Session Group - $280/person

career strategy

Introduction - $55/session

Follow-up - $75/session

Resumes & Documents - $65 & up

Assessments - $45 & up

Corporate Services

Selection Services - $65 & up

Termination Support - $65 & up

Group Sessions - $150/hour

Subsidized Counselling - $85/session

CONTACT US

Address

Chapple Building

303A - 101 Syndicate Ave. N.

Thunder Bay ON P7C 3V5

Appointment Hours

Tuesday  9AM – 7PM

Saturday  10AM – 5PM

By Appointment Scheduling Also Available

 

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