Patricia James

- Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RPN, BA (Psychology), OGCMHN

As a registered psychotherapist licenced by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, I counsel and support individuals experiencing mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. I provide counselling and support to individuals who are seeking help for problems with substance use. I have also practiced mental health and addictions nursing for over 10 years. I hold a degree in psychology, a diploma in practical nursing, a graduate certificate in mental health nursing, and cognitive behavioural therapy. Ongoing educational pursuits include a bachelor of science in nursing and a master's degree in counselling psychology.

My role as a therapist is to listen, empathize with, encourage and help to empower clients as they work through problems associated with depression, anxiety, trauma and other mental health/addiction issues. My goal is to support individuals as they progress through their wellness journey to manage harmful emotions and behaviours, or difficulties coping with traumatic experiences or events.

Email       (905) 741-5816

Patricia James

About Concepts in Mental Health and Resilience (CMHR)

Psychotherapy and counselling services at CMHR are provided by qualified, licensed professionals who practice with a client centered philosophy and utilize psychodynamic theory, cognitive theory, client-centered theory, and holistic therapy approaches. Therapy sessions and workshops through our online platform are safe, secure and confidential. Counselling at CMHR can help you:
  • Understand the behaviors, emotions, and ideas that may be behind your illness and how to change them.
  • Identify the life events, such as an illness, divorce, or childhood trauma, that may be at the root of your problems.
  • Regain a sense of control and pleasure in life.
  • Learn healthy ways to address problems.
  • Learn how to work with others to resolve conflicts.

Counselling and psychotherapeutic services at CMHR are covered by most extended health benefit insurance plans. Psychological services are not covered by OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan). Extended health insurance benefit plans can differ. Please check your insurance plan regarding coverage and claim procedures. Sliding scale fees are available for non-insured clients. Your fee will be discussed with you during the intake interview. All efforts are made to provide affordable psychological services.

Privacy Statement

Concepts in Mental Health and Resilience Online Counselling and Psychotherapy Services is committed to protecting the privacy of any personal information you may provide when visiting our Web Site. Our secure online platform is compliant with Ontario’s Privacy Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Our secure and easy to use video platform allows our counsellors to provide counselling sessions to clients across the province.

Our Approach

Our therapeutic approach combines psychodynamic theory, cognitive theory, client-centered therapy, and holistic therapy to help our clients manage their problems and build mental health resilience.

Our Goal

Our goal is to provide a safe, confidential, and supportive environment as our clients embark on their healing journey. We support our clients by teaching them to focus on how thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes affect feelings and behaviour. Our clients learn coping skills, identify, and challenge negative thinking patterns and the behaviours that occur as a result of those negative thinking patterns. Our approach helps clients identify what is important in life, show them how to set goals, and work toward achieving their goals.

Our Services
Individual Online Counselling

Individual Counselling

Concepts in Mental Health and Resilience offers private in-person and online counselling for individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, suicidal thoughts, stress...

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Small Group Counselling

Small Group Counselling

In-person and online Support Groups for individuals struggling with a family member or loved one who has mental illness and/or addiction issues.

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Online Workshops for Mind Wellness, Stress Management, Relapse Prevention, Healthy Body/Healthy Mind, 
                        Stop the Stigma!, and Harm Reduction Strategies

Online Workshops

Including: Stress Management, Relapse Prevention Strategies, Healthy Body/Healthy Mind, Stop the Stigma!, Harm Reduction Strategies, and Children's Therapeutic Art Journaling Programs.

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We can help you manage your problems and build mental health resilience.