Roots in Wellness offers a wide range of services to fit your needs. If you have questions about what to expect in therapy, costs of therapy, or concerns about insurance coverage, please visit our FAQ page.


Individual Therapy

We offer individual therapy for adolescents and adults to help them get their lives back on track. Whether you’re looking for accountability, to learn more about yourself, or to improve your overall quality of life, we are here to help.

We know that reaching out for help isn’t easy to do. You’ve made the first step towards improving your life, and we are so happy for you that you made this decision to reach out!

As Registered Psychotherapists and students, we are experts in how to address these difficulties in ways that allow you to live the full, meaningful life that you want. We are conveniently located in Hamilton, Ontario and offer both phone counselling and e-counselling options for those who may be out of town or unable to travel to our office.

As Registered Psychotherapists and students, we are experts in how to address these difficulties in ways that allow you to live the full, meaningful life that you want. We are conveniently located in Hamilton, Ontario and offer both phone counselling and e-counselling options for those who may be out of town or unable to travel to our office.

Our therapists offer sessions via a variety of different methods. Check with your therapist or visit their page to learn which methods they offer.

Video Conferencing

Walk & Talk Therapy

Some of our therapists offer walk & talk therapy on the beautiful trails of Hamilton, Ontario.

Walk and Talk Therapy is great for those who want to be physically active while also gaining benefits from psychotherapy at the same time. Nature-lovers find this method of therapy to be particularly enjoyable, as it provides us with many opportunities for mindfulness and gratitude with the beautiful scenes occurring naturally around us. It can also be helpful for those who think best when they are on the move, as some describe experiencing more creativity flowing when engaging in physical activity.

To learn more about walk & talk therapy, visit our web page by clicking here.

Clinical Supervision

Roots in Wellness also offers clinical supervision for both students and practitioners. Both Jennifer Thomson and Kayleen Edwards offer clinical supervision.

To learn more about clinical supervision, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Making the decision to come to therapy can be a daunting one with a lot of unknowns.

This page is here to help answer some of your questions about therapy – and if you have more – feel free to ask in the box at the bottom, and we will get back to you.

Therapy FAQ

"Psychotherapy is primarily a talk-based therapy and is intended to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being. Registered Psychotherapists work with individuals, couples and families in individual and group settings. Psychotherapy occurs when the Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and client enter into a psychotherapeutic relationship where both work together to bring about positive change in the client’s thinking, feeling, behaviour and social functioning. Individuals usually seek psychotherapy when they have thoughts, feelings, moods and behaviours that are adversely affecting their day-to-day lives, relationships and the ability to enjoy life." from the website of the CRPO The therapists at Roots in Wellness are trained Registered Psychotherapists who have different ways that they conduct therapy based on their personal preferences, and those of the clients. Our students are all working their way to Registered Psychotherapist status.
Choosing a therapist is a very personal experience based on your needs and your personality. The number one predictor for therapy effectiveness is the relationship between the therapist and the client, so it's important that you feel your therapist is the right one for you. We recommend that you speak with your therapist before you start a session with them, so that you can ask them any questions you may have and get to know them a little bit. Everyone at Roots in Wellness offers free consultations so that you can make sure we're the right one for you before you begin.
You can discontinue therapy at any time, with or without a reason. If you feel as though it's not working out with your therapist, you can be transparent with them in letting them know what's not working for you. They can either adjust some things to suit your needs, or discontinue therapy at that time. We understand that we're not going to be a perfect fit for everyone, and we want you to have a positive experience.
If you've had a bad experience with therapy in the past, you can let your therapist know, and tell them what it was that you didn't like. This will help your therapist structure your sessions in a way that works for you. Every therapist - like every individual - is different. We all have different styles that impact the effectiveness of therapy. Don't be afraid to ask us questions!
Therapy with a Psychotherapist is not covered by OHIP. However, if you have 3rd party insurance, you may have coverage there.
Our individual sessions cost $130 +HST for a one-hour session. Sessions with our students are $80+HST for a one-hour session. All students are supervised by Registered Psychotherapists.
Most of our therapists offer limited sliding scale spots in their practice. Simply send us a message and we can let you know!
Most insurance plans cover Registered Psychotherapists, but it's always a good idea to check first. Most insurance plans will dictate what type of therapist they cover based on their title/credentials. Check with your insurance provider to make sure that Registered Psychotherapists are covered.
We can accept credit cards and e-transfers.
Therapy duration differs for everyone. Your therapist will work with you to determine when might be a good time to end therapy. You can speak with your therapist about expected lengths, but it can be dependent on your preferences, finances, and the issues that you want to work on.
Currently, we do not have any therapists offering couple's therapy.
Registered Psychotherapists cannot prescribe medication, including HRT. However, we are always happy to work with other medical professionals to provide insight into our clients' symptoms when needed.
All of our Registered Psychotherapists have Master's Degrees in Psychology.
Some of our therapists offer a mix of different therapy types, so please visit their pages to learn more. Roots in Wellness offers in-person, phone, video, and chat sessions.

If you’d like to learn more about what to expect from your first session at Roots in Wellness, check out our blog (although note that our physical location has since changed): What to Expect in Your First Therapy Session.

For more information about the difference between various types of mental health practitioners, visit our blog post: Professional Designations – What’s the Difference?

Have more questions? Send us a message and we will get back to you!