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Forward Therapies Services

Individual Sessions

Group Sessions

Specialized Workshops

At this time, Patty offers telephone and online video sessions to treat a wide range of psychological issues and mental health challenges.   

**Please note that  in-person sessions are not available at this time**

Counselling Reimagined...

 Online Video Platform

Online video sessions are available through Patty's safe and secure online platform, 'NousTalk'. Canadian owned and operated, NousTalk is a secure HIPAA, PHIPA and GDPR compliant online therapy platform that uses a simple and secure encrypted live audio-video format to connect clients and therapists. 

For a free 15 - 20 minute phone or video consultation or to set up an appointment, please contact Patty at


Phone: Leave a message on Patty's confidential voice mail: 1(705)761-5282

"I look forward to meeting  with you as your guide towards greater health and wellness."


​​Treatment Options and Foundational Practices

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy

IFS is a transformative, evidence-based model of psychotherapy that views our personalities as multiple systems, with inner parts that contain valuable qualities and a core Self that knows how to heal.  IFS therapy takes you on an inward journey as you get to know, witness, and heal parts of you that may be creating unbalance and disharmony in your system. As an IFS informed therapist, Patty will guide you on an integrated journey towards self-leadership, wholeness, and harmony, where all parts are welcome.

For more information on IFS therapy in Canada, check out the Internal Family Systems Counselling Association's website: 

"Love is the answer in the inner world, just as it is in the outer world. Listening to, embracing, and loving parts allows them to heal and transform as much as it does to people"...

Richard Swartz

Exploring Your Dreams - The FiveStar Method of Dream  Analysis 

What if our dreams hold the keys to unlocking some of the struggles we have in waking life? Dreams provide a place where our mind can bring the conflicts of our daily lives into a creative space where we can safely explore alternatives. Through the FiveStar Method of Dream Analysis, our dream responses such as, thoughts, feelings and actions, in addition to dream symbols and characters, are treated with curiosity and respect, allowing you to find interpretations that are personally meaningful to you. Dreamwork can also be helpful in reducing the stress and fear brought about by nightmares, including those associated with PTSD. Whether you've had a disturbing nightmare or an intriguing dream that you'd like to learn more about, exploring your dreams can help you to unravel some of the mysteries of your sleeping mind. 

Patty has been telling, recording and studying dreams since her early childhood, and brings her experience and knowledge in guiding you on a healing journey as you learn more about yourself and your dream life.​

For more information on the FiveStar Method of Dream Analysis, check out DreamStar Institute's website:

"Dreams come to show us new ways of being in the world, encouraging us to claim our destiny and our happiness."

Rita Dwyer

Sandplay Therapy

Sandplay is a Jungian-based play therapy which uses miniature figurines and objects in a small tray of sand to create 3-dimensional scenes and designs. This hands-on form of therapy for youth and adults, can help bring your inner world into conscious awareness, and assist you with working through problems in a non-verbal way. For those who enjoy working with symbols and metaphors, Sandplay therapy can provide insights and healing as you navigate through a magical world of your own design. 

For more detailed information on Sandplay Therapy, check out the Canadian Association for Sandplay Therapy website:  

"Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain"

Carl Jung

Shamanic Practices 

Shamanism is a spiritual practice found in cultures around the world, from ancient times to present day. Guided by her training through the Shamanic Psychotherapy School, Patty offers a blend of shamanic practices to those individuals drawn to these complementary healing modalities. Through practices such as, shamanic journeying, soul retrieval, and past life regression therapy, you can begin to heal wounds of the soul and deepen your own spiritual practice. 

For more information on shamanic practices, check out the website of Sandra Ingerman, a world renowned mental health counselor and shamanic practitioner: 

"Shamanic healing is a journey. It involves stepping out of our habitual roles, our conventional scripts, and improvising a dancing path."

Gabrielle Roth

Reiki Energy Healing

Reiki is a Japanese word meaning universal (rei) life force energy (ki). The Reiki treatment is a holistic, non-invasive treatment that involves the placement of the practitioner's hands on specific areas of the body to re-balance energy and stimulate the body’s natural healing ability. Reiki is a complimentary treatment modality that can facilitate healing, growth and spiritual deepening. 

Patty is a Reiki Master in the Usui Method of Energy Healing, and has facilitated a number of 1st degree classes.

For more information on Reiki, check out the Usui Shiki Rhoyo website:

"Life opens up in so many different ways when your energy has been awakened."

Panache Desia 

Traumatic Incident Reduction Therapy (TIR)

TIR is a trauma resolution method that can help individuals find relief from some of the distressing emotions, intrusive thoughts, and second guessing of what should or should not have been done in a crisis, that often follow in the aftermath of trauma . A TIR session involves working through a series of questions and inner 'viewing' which helps clients to re-experience past traumas in a safe environment, free from interpretations and judgment. If you've experienced a traumatic event or have a history of trauma, this technique may be an effective treatment option for you.

For more information on TIR, check out the Traumatic Incident Reduction Association's website:

"Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence."

Peter A. Levine

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