Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Psychotherapist

(MA)
Donicka

Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Psychotherapist

(MA)

In my practice as a holistic integrated therapist, I approach therapy by considering the interconnectedness of various aspects of your life, including your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. I draw from a variety of therapeutic techniques, incorporating modalities such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness practices, somatic experiencing, and other therapies that address the complexities of the human experience.

 

In helping you navigate mental health issues and life transitions, I take a comprehensive approach. We'll explore not just your symptoms but also the underlying causes and contributing factors. Together, we'll examine your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and bodily sensations to gain insight into your experiences and develop effective coping strategies.

 

I aim to create a safe and supportive therapeutic environment where you feel heard, understood, and guided to make positive changes in your life. Together we will identify the resources and strategies that align with your values and move you forward in experiencing greater balance, wellbeing and fulfillment in your life.

Practice Details
Session Fee
$145 CAD
$160 AUD $145 CAD €98 EUR ₹8809 INR $171 NZD £83 GBP ₴4280 UAH $105 USD
Languages
English
Therapy Format
Individuals, Couples and Families
Age
Adults (20 to 64) and Seniors (65+)
Genders
Men and Women
Faith
Nonreligious
Sexuality
Hetero, Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual
Communities
Gay Allied, Queer Allied, Lesbian Allied, Transgender Allied and Body Positivity
Accepting clients
Online and In-person
Free Initial Consultation
Work & Education
Years in Practice
18 years
Education
  • Wilfred Laurier University in 2018
  • Ryerson University in 2014
Experience
  • Private Practice - Isheaga Counselling Services (2013)
  • Child and Family Clinician - Peel Children's Therapist (2005 - 2013)
  • College Professor - Sheridan College (2014 - 2018)
  • Private practice - Donicka Budd CYC Services (2001 - 2005)
  • College Professor - Humber College (2001 - 2009)
Certificates
  • CRPO certificate certificate since 2014
License and State
Canada 002319
Specialties
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
Attachment-based
Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
Cognitive Processing (CPT)
Compassion Focused
Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
Emotionally Focused
Existential
Humanistic
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Person-Centered
Psychodynamic
Psychoeducation
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Somatic
Trauma Focused
Issues
Anger Management
Anxiety
Burnout
Career Guidance
Chronic Pain
Communication Skills
Conflicts
Depression
Dialectical Behavior
Insight Oriented
Men's Issues
Parenting
Self Esteem
Spirituality
Stress
Women's Issues
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If you are considering psychotherapy but do not know where to start, a free initial consultation is the perfect first step. It will allow you to explore your options, ask questions, and feel more confident about taking the first step towards your well-being.

It is a 30-minute, completely free meeting with a Mental Health specialist that does not obligate you to anything.

What are the benefits of a free consultation?

Who is a free consultation suitable for?

Important:

Potential benefits of a free initial consultation

During this first session: potential clients have the chance to learn more about you and your approach before agreeing to work together.

Offering a free consultation will help you build trust with the client. It shows them that you want to give them a chance to make sure you are the right person to help them before they move forward. Additionally, you should also be confident that you can support your clients and that the client has problems that you can help them cope with. Also, you can avoid any ethical difficult situations about charging a client for a session in which you choose not to proceed based on fit.

We've found that people are more likely to proceed with therapy after a free consultation, as it lowers the barrier to starting the process. Many people starting therapy are apprehensive about the unknown, even if they've had sessions before. Our culture associates a "risk-free" mindset with free offers, helping people feel more comfortable during the initial conversation with a specialist.

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It's important to note that the initial consultation differs from a typical therapy session: