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Mommy Mentoring and Family Counselling

Ishtar Gabriel, Child and Family Therapist

Ishtar Gabriel, B.A., M.Sc., OACCPP
Child and Family Therapist,
Registered Psychotherapist

 

MOMMY MENTORING

Mommies used to commune with their mothers, sisters, grandmothers and neighbours to gain wisdom, affirmation and insight into raising children, being a wife and becoming a woman—these days it is hard to find time to shower or use the washroom—let alone grab a coffee at the next door neighbour’s house.

A mommy mentor is a convenient, nonjudgmental, safe, easy and confidential way to share your mommy fears, worries, concerns, normalize your feelings while receiving validation, support and accurate information about anything from developmental milestones, baby blues, mommy guilt to transition back to work, marital strain and decreased sex drive. And if something is not on our list but on your mind we cover that too.

So give us a call at 905.515.2788 or book online.

There is NO NEED to do this alone.

 

THINGS TO TALK ABOUT

  • mommy guilt and shame
  • marital strain and decreased sex drive
  • back to work transition
  • developmental milestones (is my child normal)
  • is it time to have another child? what if I don’t know or want to?
  • coparenting
  • the inlaws and my own mother
  • why is this mother thing so hard?
  • division of labour and household chores

 

COST

  • Individual sessions $125 initial consult (90 minutes)
  • Follow up sessions $80 (60 minutes)

MOMMIES’ NIGHT OUT

  • discuss topics in groups or group discussions could even be around a book club book
  • the mommy mentor will come to your home for an intimate and fun evening
  • groups of 4 or more (up to 8) for 2 hours

 

 COST: $250


FAMILY COUNSELLING

Ishtar counsels parents and families today because she believes with all her heart that parents are raising the next generation and need to be honoured and supported as they travel on this journey. Ishtar knows our children’s future rests in our ability and willingness to confront our own fears and misconceptions and grow deep in our roots.

Ishtar uses an analytical, multi-faceted therapeutic approach and utilizes family systems theory, cognitive behaviour therapy and spirituality. Her specialties include trauma, addiction, mental illness and codependency.

Sessions are done over the phone or in Ishtar’s home office which is located in Hamilton.

 

WHY FAMILIES CALL

  • infidelity
  • separatiion and divorce
  • marital strain
  • adjust to new family unit (when baby and children arrive)
  • addiction and mental illness is impacting the family
  • co-parenting, chores and household chores

 

COST

  • Individual sessions $125 initial consult (90 minutes)
  • Follow up sessions $80 (60 minutes)

WHEN CAN I BOOK A SESSION?

New hours: Effective September, 2017

  • Mondays: 10am – 3pm
  • Tuesdays: 10am – 3pm
  • Fridays: 10am – 3pm

 

Extended hours: Effective September 8, 2017

Every other weekend, Ishtar offers extended hours, effective September 8, 2017. The online booking system will allow extended hour appointments only on available days.

  • Fridays: 5:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Saturdays: 1pm – 9pm

 

Cancellation policy: 48 hours notice, otherwise $50 cancellation fee. If spot can be filled, no charge will apply.

 

Contact ISHTAR for your FREE 15 Minute Consultation

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