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Breakthrough Counselling and Psychotherapy Services

Psychotherapy, Consultation, Clinical Supervision and Wellness Seminars

About Me

My name is Almarine Thomas.

I am a Registered Psychotherapist and I am guided by the professional standards and ethical guidelines of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). The enrichment and nurturing of healthy individuals and families are important to me. I have the desire to serve our community by supporting individuals like you in your journey toward healing.

I have more than twenty years of experience working with adolescents, adults and seniors providing individual, family and group therapy. I provide clinical supervision to qualifying and registered Social Workers and Psychotherapists as per CRPO Clinical Supervisors' standards. I hold a Bachelor of Social Work and Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree. Professional development is completed regularly in the areas of evidence-based best practices and clinical interventions.

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My Philosophy

Your experiences shape your emotions, actions and mindset. They can help or hinder your ability to thrive and live a purposeful and hopeful life. It can be difficult to ask for help, admit that you are not doing well, and believe that change is tangible. I recognize your courage, faith, and humility in choosing to take this step and not allow your circumstances to define your identity, destiny and purpose. You are deserving of a life filled with connections, joy, peace, love and hope. We will create a safe, transparent, confidential and reflective space to help you uncover breakthroughs.

My Philosophy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT targets current problems and can help you to understand the connection between your thoughts/ thinking, emotions/feelings and actions/behaviours. These impact your beliefs about yourself, your environment and, the people in your environment. Also, CBT helps you to uncover and implement strategies to improve your mindset by targeting negative, irrational and unhelpful thoughts that keep you from thriving. Because this approach is problem-focused and practical it is more effective for someone ready to make changes to improve their behaviour and attitudes.

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My Approach
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  • Fees and Appointments?
    Individual psychotherapy appointments cost $150/50 minutes. Family and couples counselling sessions cost $185 per session. Clinical supervision costs $135/60 minutes. Cancellation fees will be reimbursed within 48 hours. Sessions may be covered under extended health care plans. E-claim is an option based on your provider. Please get in touch with your extended healthcare provider for details. A receipt will be issued at the time of the booking. *A free 15-minute consultation is available to determine if we are a good fit. Don't hesitate to get in touch with me for information on seminars.
  • Cancellation/No-Show Policy
    If you need to cancel or reschedule a session, please notify me at https://aws-portal.owlpractice.ca/breakthroughcps/booking. I understand that unexpected situations arise, leading to a missed appointment. However, if an appointment is cancelled o rescheduled with less than 24 hours’ notice or a client fails to attend their appointment, a regular session fee. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late without notifying me, the session may be cancelled, and the fee will still apply.
  • Appointment Location?
    Virtual sessions take place via Owl Practice, while in-person sessions are held at 1151 North River Rd, Ottawa, ON K1K 3W5.
  • Booking
    To book online, please create an account at https://aws-portal.owlpractice.ca/breakthroughcps/booking to access my calendar.

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If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please don't hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you. ​ Note that email is an insecure form of communication. Please indicate your preferred mode of communication - email or telephone - and use caution in your correspondence.

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