Gisele Pharand, clinical psychologist

Dr. Gisèle Pharand
Clinical Psychologist

111 Quebec St.,
Kingston, ON
K7K 1V1
613.384.1014
 

SERVICES:

Gisèle's practice is focused on counselling and psychotherapy for women and couples of all ages.

She has provided counselling for various concerns over the last 19 years of private practice. These include emotional difficulties and challenging situations such as:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • stress
  • past and present trauma
  • loss
  • midlife issues
  • geographical transitions
  • relationship problems
  • separation

    In addition, she has an ongoing interest in fertility-related issues, such as:

  • fertility/ conception problems, - unplanned or difficult pregnancy,
  • childbirth trauma, and - loss & grieving.

    -- Sessions are offered in FRENCH or ENGLISH. --

    APPROACH:

    In order to accommodate individual needs and preferences, Gisèle relies on various approaches to treatment, including current therapeutic standards. She is at all times respectful and compassionate, and strives to be holistic and creative.

    Specific sessions might include:

  • history-taking and collaborative interpretation
  • assessment of options, lifestyle, and coping skills
  • assessment of relationships and communication patterns
  • examination of family influences
  • analysis of links between thoughts, feelings, and actions
  • relaxation training and mindfulness meditation
  • working through grief or anger
  • enhancement of expressive skills and self-esteem.

    QUALIFICATIONS & BACKGROUND:

    * Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Queen's University, Kingston, 1989)

    * Certificate of Registration as a Psychologist in Ontario (College of Psychologists of Ontario, 1993)

    Twenty-five years experience with counselling in the Kingston area.
    Doing practical work in the field of Psychology since 1981.

    HOURS & FEES:

    Day-time hours, during the week only.
    $170 per 1 hour session
    All services are GST-exempt.

    Psychologists working outside of a hospital setting are not covered by OHIP. However, most extended health care plans (such as Blue Cross and Sunlife) provide at least partial coverage for psychological services. Cheques which are post-dated to coincide with reimbursement are accepted.

    Also, many workplace benefit packages include short-term counselling in their Employee Assistance Programs (EAP). These are confidential services that are entirely paid for by the employer. - Gisele continues to work with the EAP managed by Sylvie Pelletier Consultants.

    REFERRALS:

    May be made directly by the client and/or family, or can be made by physicians or community agencies, with client consent. Phone calls are usually returned within 24 business hours, and first appointments are most often set up within 2 to 4 weeks. N.B.: The only new clients presently being accepted are those affected by fertility-related issues or referred by Blue Cross or Sylvie Pelletier Consultants.

    LOCATION:

    Private home setting, in downtown Kingston approximately 5 blocks North of Princess St., and just East of Division St.- Convenient parking in laneway.

    Website last updated: Aug16, 2017