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Couples Therapy: Enrich Your Relationship

Happily married but want a deeper connection? Or, tired of arguing and not being understood? I will help you identify harmful patterns that are hindering the intimacy you long for, and discover how past and present life experiences are affecting you, your partner, and your relationship.

Introductory Offer

Book an appointment today and take advantage of our introductory rate of 50% off your first session hour.*This offer is for individual therapy only and is for a limited time. To qualify, just mention this online advertisement at the time of booking. Spaces are limited, so don’t miss out! Call Sue @ 204-471-5245 today!

Meet Susan

SUSAN is a genuine, caring person who desires to provide a supportive and accepting place for people to safely explore aspects of life that are hindering growth. Through sensitivity and encouragement, She works with individuals to identify factors that are contributing to issues, and identify strengths that will help them move towards self-acceptance and solutions.



           
“Only when you accept who you really are can you become who you are most deeply called to be”
David Benner - Author/Psychologist



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Susan E. Monkman

LIFE CURRENTS COUNSELLING
Suite 325-530 Kenaston Blvd.
Winnipeg, MB, R3N 1Z4

For Appointments:
PHONE: (204) 471-5245
EMAIL: sue.monkman@lifecurrents.ca


530-kenastonLife Currents Counselling has recently relocated. The new office is located in Winnipeg at the corner of Kenaston Blvd. and Grant Avenue (in the same building as Original Joe’s Restaurant).  Offering easy access by bus, free parking, wheelchair accessibility, and many other services nearby all serve to promote a positive experience before you’ve even walked in the door!

Please indicate preferred days and times.  Evening appointments are limited therefore if this is your preferred time please consider booking several sessions in advance to promote the most effective therapy outcome and/or ask to be added to the waiting list. If you are unable to keep the pre-booked appointment, please provide 24 hours notice as per cancellation policy.

Counselling Hours
Monday 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am–4:00 pm



Services and Fees


Counselling Services

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY: Adolescents (ages 12 – 17) and Adults (ages 18+)
COUPLES THERAPY: Premarital and Couples Counselling


Treatment Specialization

  • Anxiety / Panic attacks
  • Stress Management
  • Attachment Issues
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transition
  • Couples Counselling (EFCT)
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Relationship Stress
  • Self-harm / Suicide Intervention
  • Eating Disorders
  • Spiritual Crisis / Spiritual Abuse
  • Intercultural Issues

Treatment Approaches

Susan uses an Integrative approach drawing from several therapy models including:


Cancellation Policy

Clients are responsible to provide a minimum of 24 hours notice to cancel or reschedule their appointment. Less than 24 hours could result in being charged the full rate.

Fees

Rate increase starting October 15th, 2015 (GST not included):

Individual Therapy – 1 hour session – $110.00
Couples Therapy – 1 hour session – $120.00


Payment Options

We accept cash, cheque, Visa / Mastercard, and Interac payments at our office.

Insurance Providers:

  • Manitoba Justice – Compensation for Victims of Crime*
  • Manitoba Public Insurance*

*provide letter from your insurance provider stating the number of sessions and/or amount that has been approved for counseling services.

**EAP – Client is responsible to pay fees upfront at time of appointment and submit receipts to their insurance provider unless other arrangements have been made. Please note that many EAP providers only cover services of licensed psychologists.


Book an Appointment

RETURNING CLIENTS may use our online booking system.  NEW CLIENTS please call (204) 471-5245 for a free 15 minute consultation and to book your first appointment.  Calls will be returned within 24 hours between 9am-5pm.

We are unable to provide crisis counselling outside of office hours.  In the event of a crisis, please call Klinic’s 24 hour Crisis Line @ 786-8686 or go to your nearest hospital and ask for a psych assessment.

Returning clients may use our online booking system.

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Email: sue.monkman@lifecurrents.ca

Counselling Inquiries

For more information please contact Susan Monkman at sue.monkman@lifecurrents.ca




About Susan Monkman


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Therapist Qualities & Skills

Susan Monkman is a Winnipeg-based counselling therapist with a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from Providence University College. Susan is a Certified member of the Professional Association of Canadian Christian Counsellors.

She is a genuine, caring person who desires to provide a supportive and accepting place for people to safely explore aspects of your life that hinder personal growth and your sense of well-being. Through careful listening, sensitivity and encouragement, Susan will work with you to identify and challenge factors that are contributing to problem issues. She will help you to identify your strengths that will help move you towards self-acceptance and satisfying solutions.


Areas of Specialty


Couples Therapy:

Susan has specialized training and experience using Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy to help couples identify the negative cycles they get stuck in which can affect intimacy and the attachment bond. Couples will begin to experience a richer understanding of one another creating a new emotional response that strengthens the attachment bond, increasing trust, safety and intimacy in the relationship.


Individual Therapy:

Specializations in individual therapy include stress management (work related, life transitions, relationship), anxiety, panic attacks, trauma and abuse, depression, identity and self-esteem, suicide prevention, eating disorders, and grief and loss.

Susan has special interest in helping youth, young adults, men, women, and couples work through painful relational issues that stem from trauma and abuse, unresolved attachment issues, or social oppression related to ethnicity or race, age, gender and/or sexuality.

When appropriate and requested, she enjoys helping people incorporate their spiritual beliefs and practices in therapy to support their growth.


Cross-Cultural Experience

Shaped by a diverse cultural context, Susan has gained an understanding and appreciation of European, Western, and Aboriginal worldviews which contributes to an openness and sensitivity in working with culturally diverse clients and interracial couples. Through personal and professional involvement with the Aboriginal community, Susan is also sensitive to and aware of social and political issues affecting Aboriginal people as well as other minority groups.

In addition to perspectives gained from life experiences, training and practice in cross-cultural counselling has added to Susan’s desire to integrate culture, faith, and worldview into therapy, as all are strongly associated with identity and self-acceptance which is crucial to well-being.

As David Benner (2004), psychologist and spiritual director, profoundly stated;

“Only when you accept who you really are can you become who you are most deeply called to be”.


Contact Us

Location: Life Currents Counselling, 325-530 Kenaston Blvd., Winnipeg R3N 1Z4
For appointments or more information call: (204) 471-5245 Email: sue.monkman@lifecurrents.ca
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