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Welcome to A Place To Heal

“Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn't you - all of the expectations, all of the beliefs - and becoming who you are.”


                     Rachel Naomi Remen



Do you experience unwanted feelings, emotions, sensations, attitudes, or pains without necessarily being aware of the underlying causes of them?


Do you experience ongoing symptoms of anxiety or depression? Have you faced the loss of a loved one or friend or suffered from an incident (divorce, car accident, an assault, etc.,) which continues to cause you ongoing emotional or physical pain? I use a client-centred approach to guiding clients in addressing and releasing unwanted emotional or behavioural after-effects of life events such as grief/loss, injuries, illness, relationship concerns and other painful life experiences.

I have been a therapist for over 30 years in a variety of settings including children's mental health agencies, school boards, family service agencies, university/colleges, etc. I have a strong desire to support clients through life challenges and enjoy witnessing the changes they can achieve through a positive counselling experience.

I provide a safe and welcoming environment and use a variety of strategies to assist clients in relieving emotional pain and to bring clarity and comfort to troubling personal issues. This could include challenges such as unresolved trauma, job/career concerns, fear of the future, difficult relationships, anxiety, depression, body image issues, etc.




COVID is taking a toll on the entire world.  It is understandably

generating significant stress and anxiety as individuals worry

about their health, their jobs, and the health and safety of

friends and family.


Please do not suffer alone during this very difficult time in

our lives.  Please feel free to contact me for a brief phone

consultation if you are interested in my counselling services.




I am currently providing both in-person and video counselling

sessions.  There are policies in place at my office to ensure

the safety of both staff and clients.


We are not allowing clients to wait in our waiting room in order

to avoid close contact with others.


I encourage my clients to arrive as close to their appointment time as possible and to alert me via text/phone call

that they have arrived.  I open and close all of the doors for my clients in order to avoid the touching of doorknobs, etc. 

Clients are currently required to wear their masks during the entire session due to the increase in COVID cases. 

We will be appropriately distanced within the office space and there is a plexiglass barrier between the seats.


Clients will be required to sign a consent form which reviews the COVID safety protocols.




I provide confidential video sessions using a secure,

Canadian on-line platform called “Owl Practice.” 

Owl is a secure, encrypted, PHIPA and PIPEDA

compliant platform that can be accessed through

any web browser.


Owl Video Therapy is run exclusively through Owl's

secure servers, which are located in Canada.  This

ensures that all data collected and all video therapy

sessions are fully encrypted to ensure secure communication. 

Owl video therapy features are compatible with multiple

internet connections and devices like laptops, smartphones

and tablets to provide a stable and reliable connection.


Accessing your sessions is an easy process. 

Clients will be required to sign a consent form which reviews policies regarding online sessions.


I am sending healing thoughts to all of you.


Warmest regards,




MY LOCATION - In Person Sessions



I accept most major credit cards. 
  • I provide individual counselling sessions for adults 18+.  Please be advised that I do not work with children or provide any couples or family counselling. 

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $140

  • Sliding Scale: Yes

  • Pay By: American Express, Cash, Cheque, Mastercard, Visa, e transfer

I accept the following insurance plans. 
  • Arete

  • BlueCross and BlueShield

  • Green Shield Canada

Depending on the insurer, I can accept payment from clients and they can request reimbursement or I can bill directly to the company.

Email me or call (705) 875 7442 with questions.

Cancellation Policy 
  • If you are unable to attend a scheduled session, please notify Karen Searle, at least 24 hours in advance by calling 705-875-7442 or emailing her at
  • A minimum of 24 hours cancellation notice is required so that I can offer that appointment time to another client.

  • Appointments missed without a minimum of 24 hours notice will result in a full session fee charge.

  • It will also be your responsibility to reschedule missed appointments.  Finally, any fees charged to Karen Searle arising from NSF cheques will be charged back to you and are payable, along with any outstanding session fees, prior to additional sessions being scheduled. 
  • If you need to contact Karen outside of our scheduled sessions, please call 705-875-7442 or email her at
  • I provide in-person (COVID protocols in place), phone and confidential video sessions for all clients.

  • I am accepting new referrals.

If you need immediate support 
  • If you are in a crisis and require immediate support please call 911 or attend at emergency at the hospital. You can also contact the Four Counties Crisis Line at (705) 745-6484 or (866) 995-9933.

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