I am a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. In 2011, I completed a Masters of Arts in Counselling and have since been working in the field at the university level, non-for-profit and private practice settings. My experience includes coming alongside people who are struggling with anxiety, life transitions, relationship challenges, stress, self-esteem, eating disorders, grief and loss, and childhood trauma. I have a particular passion for working with adolescents and women, and joining with them to overcome the issues they bring to therapy.
I have been described as a warm, compassionate and welcoming person by those who know me. I enjoy being with people, hearing their stories and coming alongside them as they seek greater healing and wholeness for their lives and relationships.
I am also fluent in French and Spanish and I am available for counselling in these languages.
Grief and loss
At Spero Counselling Services, we believe that a collaborative counselling relationship is a key ingredient in achieving a positive experience in therapy. We will partner with you to address the concerns and challenges you are facing within an atmosphere of safety and respect.
We will listen to your story in a way that is open, non-judgmental, attentive and curious to understand where you are coming from. We believe that each person is valuable and unique, and that each life story holds meaning. We seek to create a space where each person can experience being seen, heard and understood. As we partner with one another, we are confident that our counselling expertise and our mutual commitment to the therapy process will lead to greater wellbeing in your life and relationships.
You can rest assured that high ethical standards and confidentiality are very important and will be adhered to. We seek to honour the trust that you place in taking the step to try counselling.
Please inquire about available appointment times.
1556 Regional Hwy 2
COST & CANCELLATIONS
How Much Will A Therapy Session Cost?
Counselling and Psychotherapy fees vary depending on the specific service you require. Generally the cost for the 50 minute session will be between $110 to $140. The fee for the one hour session also includes the additional time spent in related research, record-keeping and consultation.
Fees are payable by cash or cheque, and at times email money transfer can be accepted too.
Please contact our office for more information.
Will My Insurance Cover Session Fees?
The answer is probably YES because all of Janina's work is supervised by Dr. Andrew Shaul, who is a registered clinical psychologist. Janina is also a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Please check with your insurance provider directly prior to our first session to determine your coverage eligibility for services provided by a registered psychologist and/or registered psychotherapist.
When you schedule an appointment, we reserve that time slot for you and only you, and you commit to paying for the reservation of time. If you need to cancel an appointment, we require a minimum of 24 hours' notice in order to avoid applying the cancellation fee.
Late cancellations and missed appointments are charged the full rate of the appointment.
Our cancellation policy is intended to respect the time and commitment of both client and therapist.
You have the option of downloading these forms, filling them out, and bringing them with you to the first session. Otherwise they can be provided to you before the session begins.