Co-Director

Krista Helman, MSW

Registered Social Worker, 

EMDR Therapist, SSP Clinician

Helman Counselling & Family Services

Services Offered: 

Child Psychotherapy

Adult Psychotherapy

Couples Therapy

Safe & Sound Protocil (SSP)

Specialties: Trauma, Anxiety, Relationship, Family, and Behaviour Issues

$180 per individual psychotherapy session (50 min)

$270 per couples psychotherapy session (75 min)

$180 SSP in-person/online session (60 min)

$250 SSP at home therapy (case by case child clients)

My experience includes the role of a Social Worker at The Ottawa Hospital, working in long-term care facilities and private practice, as well as participating in programs which improve the health of vulnerable children. I currently see clients of all ages in my private practice and specialize in areas such as trauma, relationship and family issues. This includes working with first responders, VAC and CAF members, individual adults, children, and couples.

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) & Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP) are research-based mind/body therapies which empower the body to self-heal. EMDR supports recalling memories with lower emotional impact & reprocessing them with gained insight. It involves the use of eye movements, tapping, or hand buzzers while focusing on a specific thought/feeling/body memory sensation to transform the event on an emotional level and create adaptive neural network connections. SSP enhances social engagement & resilience by reducing stress & auditory sensitivity. It uses filtered music to train the middle ear muscles to focus on certain frequencies, using this acoustic channel as portal to neural regulation and sense of safety at the autonomic nervous system level.

Together we will explore past experiences and potential connections to your symptoms such as burnout, anxiety, depression, stress, hyperactivity, or relationship breakdown. From small scale circumstances, to traumatic experiences - my services will be personalized to suit your needs.

 

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