Living Free Psychotherapy
If you have been affected by a traumatic event, are struggling with anxiety or depression, or are looking for someone to listen to your struggles and provide support, Living Free Psychotherapy is for you.
At Living Free Psychotherapy you can expect to be treated with compassion, empathy and respect while working with a therapist to make a treatment plan that fits you. Treatment plans are guided by current, up-to-date evidence based treatments, which means that the treatment you will receive has been researched, tested and has supporting evidence of it's success as a therapeutic treatment.
Book a FREE 20 minute consultation today to find out more.
Nicole Versluis, MA, CCC,
I created Living Free Psychotherapy to help people live free from their distressing and troubling mental health symptoms. So people can live free from their trauma and have the quality of life they hoped for. And so people can have a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic space to work through their trauma and mental health symptoms.
I am not just a Psychotherapist, I am a person who is dedicated to change and passionate about mental health. I am a survivor with lived experience and have worked with so many people who can now say they are no longer bound by their mental health symptoms.
What services are available
Living Free Psychotherapy currently specializes in working with survivors of sexual assault, veterans, first responders, domestic violence and abuse survivors, childhood abuse survivors, and sex workers. Additionally, you will receive treatment and support for various mental health diagnosis, personality disorders, PTSD, Complex PTSD, and more....
These services are available online for individuals in Ontario and Manitoba, as well as, in-person for individuals in Winnipeg.
Get support after a sexual assault
If you're a survivor of sexual assault, I want you to know you are not alone. I have specialized training and experience providing support and advocacy to individuals who have survived sexual violence. I am here to help you with reducing your symptoms and to recover from your trauma.
Need help with your mental health?
Help looks different for everyone. I have lots of experience supporting individuals with anxiety, depression or other various mental health symptoms, with or without a formal mental health diagnosis. My services include 1:1 individual therapy, as well as, couples counselling.
What to Expect
Starting therapy can be really scary and for most people, not knowing what to do next can be the hardest part. If you're not sure what to expect or where to start, follow the steps below to get a deeper understanding of what the treatment process with Living Free Psychotherapy will look like.
Book a consultation
Schedule a free consultation by clicking "Book Now". This will bring you to the Living Free Psychotherapy booking page where you can select a time that works best for you.
The initial consultation is a free 20 minute meeting with a therapist so you can get to know there education and experience and get a deeper understanding of their therapeutic styles and approaches
Create a Treatment Plan
During your initial consultation your therapist will work with you to decide which treatment plan might be best for you.
Treatment plans are created based on your individual needs and are designed to help guide and support the therapist in assisting you to meet your therapeutic goals. Treatment plans grow and change throughout therapy as your needs change.
Therapy and Support
Sessions are 60 minutes and the frequency is determined during the treatment planning phase.
Typically, people start with weekly sessions and move to bi-weekly sessions after some progress has been made. However some treatment plans can be multiple times per week if that is something you would like.
Your therapist will continue to see you as per your treatment plan or until you wish to terminate therapy.
Once you have moved through your treatment plan and are feeling successful in therapy, termination of therapy is something that many people strive for. Your therapist will discuss what termination looks like and how they will be able to support you through that transition.
Does Living Free Psychotherapy offer in-person counselling?Yes, currently in-person therapy is available Mondays and Tuesdays during the day, as well as Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Visit https://oab.owlpractice.ca/livingfreepsychotherapy/booking to book a time that best works for you.
Does Living Free Psychotherapy offer Tele-health or virtual therapy?Absolutely, tele-health therapy is available for individuals in Manitoba and Ontario.
Is sliding scale available?There are limited spaces available for sliding scale pricing, currently there are no spots available.
Do you direct bill to insurance companies?Currently we do not offer direct billing to insurance providers. It is your responsibility to pay the full session fee and request reimbursement from your insurance provider.
Can I claim the cost of therapy on my health insurance?Every insurance provider has different terms and conditions for what they will or will not cover. Please check with your insurance provider to see if they will cover the cost of counselling or psychotherapy. Your therapist will provide you with an invoice and receipt once your session is complete, it is you responsibility to submit the appropriate documentation for reimbursement from your insurance provider.
Is there currently any openings for therapy or is there a waitlist?As of June 2022 there is currently no waitlist for therapy and sessions are booking 1 to 2 weeks in advance. Spots are filling up fast however.
How do I know if my therapist is the right fit for me?Finding the right therapist can be like finding a good pair of jeans that fit and I understand that the relationship with your therapist is extremely important. That is why I offer a free 20-minute consultation, so you can meet me first and ask any questions you need to make a decision. If after a few sessions you feel like having myself as a therapist isn't a good fit, you have every right to terminate therapy. I only ask that you inform me why you are wanting to terminate so I can provide you with any resources or supports to help you meet your therapeutic goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you're new to therapy or you've been to therapy before, there may be some questions that you have on your mind. Have a read through some of the frequently asked questions to see if they help, if they don't then please feel free to reach out using our contact form below.
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The office is located on Treaty One Territory
161 Stafford Street Unit 1, Winnipeg, MB, R3M 2V8