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NOTICE: HEALING JOURNEY COUNSELLING SERVICES IS CURRENTLY ***EXCLUSIVELY*** ACCEPTING INDIGENOUS CLIENTS AT THIS TIME.
AS AN NIHB APPROVED MENTAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDER, THEY'RE ABLE TO PROVIDE FREE COUNSELLING SERVICES TO INDIGENOUS INDIVIDUALS (up to 22hours, paid by the government)


Are you feeling stuck in your relationship with your mental health and/or addiction(s)? I have experienced this and know how to help. If you are Queer, or Non-Monogamous and looking for a counsellor who understands your reality, I may be the counsellor for you. I have been working in social work as a clinical therapist for 6 years with Indigenous populations primarily but also queer and non-monogamous communities. I am a confirmed non-insured health benefits mental health care provider so if you have NIHB, I will directly bill sessions for you. I offer sliding scale for people who don't have insurance or are low income. 

Are you feeling stuck in your relationship with your mental health and/or addiction(s)? I have experienced this and know how to help. If you are Queer, or Non-Monogamous and looking for a counsellor who understands your reality, I may be the counsellor for you. I have been working in social work as a clinical therapist for 6 years with Indigenous populations primarily but also queer and non-monogamous communities. I am a confirmed non-insured health benefits mental health care provider so if you have NIHB, I will directly bill sessions for you. I offer sliding scale for people who don't have insurance or are low income. 

My goal is to meet you where you are in your healing journey and help you reach your ideal state of well-being. I am committed to helping you every step of the way to combatting any problem areas in your life that you want to change. I want to help you reach your goals within yourself, your life, and your environment. I am compassionate, understanding, and non-judgemental. I can use humour, music, and art as a part of healing within sessions. I feel that shared experiences can strengthen our bond. For me, having a human-to-human connection is important and very meaningful. I like to eliminate power dynamics within sessions as much as possible.
My goal is to meet you where you are in your healing journey and help you reach your ideal state of well-being. I am committed to helping you every step of the way to combatting any problem areas in your life that you want to change. I want to help you reach your goals within yourself, your life, and your environment. I am compassionate, understanding, and non-judgemental. I can use humour, music, and art as a part of healing within sessions. I feel that shared experiences can strengthen our bond. For me, having a human-to-human connection is important and very meaningful. I like to eliminate power dynamics within sessions as much as possible.

ABOUT

Aden CosgroveRegistered Social Worker

My clientele have often told me that they are happy to be able to work with someone who truly understands the experience of mental health and addiction as someone who has lived experience and extensive knowledge in these areas. Wherever you are in your healing journey, I will meet you there. You are the guide on your path to wellness. I offer counselling, goal setting, safety planning, and harm reduction techniques. I am a trauma-informed therapist and I have a strengths-based approach within sessions.I like to use humor appropriately in sessions as a way of connecting us in an experience. Laughter can be healing. Connecting on a human-to-human level can be an amazing way to build rapport and a positive therapeutic relationship. It also helps to break down barriers and power dynamics often seen in counselling. I am a white settler who is a member of the queer community. I have worked primarily with Indigenous communities and members of the queer and non-monogamous community in my experience in social work.

Healing Journey Virtual Counselling Services

Welcome to Healing Journey's client portal where you can get information about Healing Journey and therapist, Aden Cosgrove, message Aden about any inquiries that you might have, and book appointment based on your current reality (whether you have insurance or not, or are covered by NIHB). For the first appointment, it is $70 and any sessions after that will be based on your financial situation and can be negotiated with Aden.

Please note that if you are covered by NIHB, you will need to provide your member number to Aden. 


Healing Journey is only offering video, phone, or text counselling sessions. Please give Aden your phone number in the case that there is a bad internet connection and session needs to be held via phone instead. Aden will call you if that happens. You may book an appointment as a virtual video session or not. Video sessions are booked through Owl Practice and will be seen in your client portal account. Please message or email Aden if there are any challenges with setting up your account on Owl Practise.

  • Artist Credit - Healing Journey's Logo was created by none other than Flamingo Market vendor Munea Wadud

HOW TO START

How to start

A lot of people still have hesitation when it comes to therapy. There is still a lot of stigma attached to it. I have been in therapy for a long time and I still have an internal voice that causes me to feel shame. I want you to know that you can come to therapy and be as raw as you want. I am not here to judge you. I am compassionate and caring. I want to support you in being your best self. If we bring our most authentic and genuine selves to the therapeutic relationship, we can achieve the best results!


After you reach out to me, how does therapy really work?

For a first session, we get to know one another and how we could work together. I will often ask you questions about your goals in counselling, what you would like to achieve, and your previous experiences in counselling. I like to start a bit of the work in a first session to see how we can work together. At the end of the first session, I will invite feedback from you and see if you would like to work with me. I also give you an opportunity to negotiate price with me if this is something that you need to do. I like to foster a therapeutic relationship that starts with honesty, trust, and self-advocacy.

Why should you do counselling?

  • Counselling is for anyone.
  • You don’t have to be in crisis to do counselling.
  • If things are going well for you, you can still do counselling.
  • Counselling can help you prepare for stressors you experience in life.
  • Counselling can be preventative work – it can help you prepare for difficult life events.
  • Counselling is not always expensive – please ask about my sliding scale!

REFERRALS

For Self Referral:

  • Please contact me via email at aden.cosgrove@outlook.com and we can discuss services.
  • Please come to my Facebook page under yourhealingjourney. You can message me or book an appointment there.
  • You can send me a message through this website to discuss services as well.
  • For self referrals, I will ask for your email so that I can send you an intake and consent form so I can gather some information about your needs, this will help me provide best possible service to you. The intake and consent form can be filled out and sent back to me and is confidential.

Referral from another professional:

  • Please ensure to ask about insurance as folks who have NIHB need prior approval so I need to have their NIHB number to provide services.
  • Send me an email at aden.cosgrove@outlook.com with person’s name, contact information, and preferred method of contact for me to follow up with them.
  • After this is done, I will take it from there! Thank you for your referral!

SERVICES

  • Individual Counselling
  • Couples Counselling

Individual Counselling is for folks who are looking to start their healing journey. Whether you are someone who is looking for a counsellor to help you reach your ideal relationship with your mental health and/or addiction or you are looking to reach your ideal state of well-being.


What can you expect from Individual Counselling with Healing Journey?

  • You can expect a lot of questions from me within sessions. I want to get a sense of your reality so I can best support you.
  • I like to give some space in sessions for you to give me feedback. If you don’t have any feedback to give, that’s okay but I like to ensure there is some space for that.
  • Each session is one hour long as opposed to 50 minutes. I prefer to have the extra 10 minutes for feedback and seeing how you are feeling about the session and our work together.
  • I like to use humor, art, and other methods of healing in sessions when it is appropriate and agreed to.
  • I may assign you forms or homework to do in between sessions so that the work continues even when we are not together.
  • I encourage people to reach out to me in between sessions if something is coming up for you that you would like to discuss or to put on my radar. I don’t stop caring about you in between sessions and I consider our relationship special.

Specialized Focus on:

  • Counselling for Queer and Trans folx
  • Counselling for Non-Monogamous folx
  • Counselling for Indigenous folx

I do not have experience with couples counselling but I do have the training and keep up to date on methods of working with couples and pursuing a variety of trainings. I did not have a chance to pursue my love for working with couples within the social service agencies that I was a part of over the past six years. Now that I’m working independently, it gives me a chance to explore this. As this would be my first time working with couples, my price is negotiable and I would prefer to work with queer and/or non-monogamous couples as I have lived experience there and feel I would be most valuable to offer services to these populations.

Specialized Focus on:

  • Counselling for Queer and Trans folx
  • Counselling for Non-Monogamous folx
  • Counselling for Indigenous folx

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NOTICE: HEALING JOURNEY COUNSELLING SERVICES IS CURRENTLY ***EXCLUSIVELY*** ACCEPTING INDIGENOUS CLIENTS AT THIS TIME.
AS AN NIHB APPROVED MENTAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDER, THEY'RE ABLE TO PROVIDE FREE COUNSELLING SERVICES TO INDIGENOUS INDIVIDUALS (up to 22hours, paid by the government)

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