YOUR VOICE: COUNSELLING SERVICES
Breaking the Silence of Distress
Your Voice: Counselling Services aims to provide support to individuals experiencing difficulties with maintaining optimal mental wellness due to identity-based discrimination, trauma, relationship issues or self-acceptance. Through therapeutic intervention, Your Voice: Counselling Services can help individuals feel heard and validated.
It can be challenging for someone to cope with life's various issues without having a safe and comfortable space to discuss their feelings. Speaking to a counsellor can be key in terms of gaining better understanding of your emotions and seeking the clarity you need to address your personal issues.
My name is Jaleesa Bygrave and I have a Master's degree in Social Work and have worked in the field of social work since 2011. I have a wealth of experience providing social work services to clients affected by anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, racial stress and/or trauma, ableism, criminal justice system involvement, chronic health issues, homophobia/transphobia, grief/bereavement and relationship concerns.
I am a registered social worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). I have experience working with clients of diverse backgrounds and experiences and incorporate this into my social work practice.
I have made public appearances on podcasts, at conferences and community presentations where I discussed subject matters such as ableism, racism and mental wellness.
* My Stuttering Life October 2019
* My Stuttering Life January 2020
* Canadian Stuttering Association November 2020
* CHML Health and Wellness Show 2021
* The Happy Molecule Podcast S2 E17 2021
* BIPOC Students Collective: Destigmatizing Black Mental Health
* Canadian Stuttering Association Let's Talk 2022
* McMaster University - YouThrive: Placing Lens on Race-based Trauma 2022
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Clients can book an appointment on evenings and weekends. Counselling sessions are 50 minutes in length.
Cost: Each counselling session is $100.
Supervision or consultation services are also offered on evenings and weekends. Meetings are 60 minutes in length.
Cost: Each supervision or consultation meeting is $50.
Methods of payment: cash, e-transfer, and cheque. A receipt would be provided at the end of each counselling session or supervision/consultation meeting.
Location: Currently, all sessions are conducted by video chat or phone.***
Please note: Social work services are not covered under OHIP. Some private health plans or extended health benefits provide coverage for clinical social work services.