Individual and Group Counselling   *   Assessments  *  Treatment Planning
Case Management  *  Aftercare Planning  * Continuing Care 
Referrals and Follow-up  *  Drug testing and monitoring
Mentoring  *  Coaching  * Drug Awareness Sessions


Adolescents and Young People   * Addiction Recovery
Co-occurring Disorders: The combination of substance use problems and mental health
Codependency: Putting another’s needs before one’s own ending in resentment
Trauma and Abuse  *  Relationship Issues   *  Women’s Issues

Counselling Approaches

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) 
Motivational Interviewing
Stages of Change Model
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Susan Raphael works directly with individuals, developing appropriate treatment plans on a case-by-case basis, consulting with other health care professionals as needed (e.g. treatment centres, psychiatrists, physicians, psychologists etc.) in an integrated and collaborative approach. This integrated approach has been shown to deliver maximum benefit to the client, as appropriate treatment plans are attained and goals achieved. Susan is a referral specialist when it comes to connecting people to services.
Telephone and Video Sessions available

“I started seeing susan about three years ago, while my current therapist was away on vacation. I was very reluctant towards therapy at the time, and was going through some of the biggest changes and struggles of my young adult life. seeing susan for therapy has changed my life in more ways then I can count. she has guided me spiritually, emotionally, and mentally and has served as a real mentor for me. although our relationship is strictly professional, I could not picture my life without her. I am currently the most successful, stable, happy and balanced I have ever been. I would highly recommend Susan to anyone who is seeking guidance or to better there current life- she is one hell of a therapist!”

From, Carina C.


“Susan has referred clients to the agency I work at. Susan works in the best interest of clients and she always follows up to ensure she is serving the client to the best of her ability. I am confident that her clients are on their way to a better life.”

From, David H.


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