Wendy Irrinki Counselling

Online/Virtual Appointments

About



My name is Wendy Irrinki and I am a Licensed Counselling Therapist from New Brunswick, Canada. During the day, I am a Registered Nurse with The Horizon Health Network working in youth mental health services. In the evenings, I offer counselling appointments for adults and families. As of May 2021, Wendy's private practice is full and Wendy is not taking new clients at this time.  Please check back in the fall of 2021 to see if there is availability then. 

I provide virtual appointments specializing in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). My education includes the following modalities; CBT, DBT, addictions therapy, mindfulness, play therapy, the ARC trauma model, SANE training, CISM training and solution focused therapy.

For me, the missing piece of the puzzle is EMDR. It is a very powerful therapy that goes beneath the surface to access root memories that cause symptoms. At your appointment, I will use a combination of modalities, including EMDR, to provide care.

If you are interested in online therapy, you may contact me at,  wendyirrinki@gmail.com .




About

EMDR


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is an empirically valid, evidence-based practice that has been shown to be an effective treatment for PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, addictions and many other symptoms that people experience.

What we know from an ever-growing body of research in EMDR, is that when we activate both sides of our body, we also activate both sides of our brain. This stimulation, together with standardized and adapted protocols, can help us to desensitize and reprocess disturbing or upsetting experiences that may be causing us difficulties in our day-to-day life. This process also helps us to reconnect to and access more healthy and adaptive information about ourselves. EMDR can’t change what’s happened, but it can help you change how you respond to what’s happened. It can also help you to let go of unhelpful, negative self-judgements that may be keeping you stuck and help you connect to a more adaptive, healthy view of yourself and your ability to navigate the world. During our initial visit we assess together if EMDR is the best treatment to help you regain your health and well being.

Please visit the EMDRIA website more information about this treatment modality.
https://www.emdria.org/about-emdr-therapy/ 


EMDR

Can EMDR be done online/virtually?


Yes, EMDR can be done online/virtually, Wendy will follow the following guidelines as outlined by EMDRIA, the EMDR International Association.

For more information, please go to the following link.

https://www.emdria.org/publications-resources/practice-resources/coronavirus-clinical-resources/?fbclid=IwAR2KNgRGQ_4A5nSHbMOvfD2lwLHU_O-gRGptG9pyM55IORVvrOBvPdEWyNY 
Virtual Guidelines Poster



What you need for online/virtual counselling


You will need the following to participate in virtual counselling.

1. The desire to do online/virtual  counselling.

2. A device; such as a laptop, cell phone or a desk top computer.

3. A PRIVATE place to be while engaging in counselling. You will want to ensure you are in a comfortable place where no one else can hear or see you. You may want to have a glass of water, a warm drink and/or a blanket available as well.
What you need for online/virtual counselling

Fees


Fees
Starting June 1, 2021 fees will increase from $125 to $150 per hour.

Additional appointment times are $25 per half hour.

Clients are required to pay and then submit to their insurance companies, unfortunately Wendy is unable to direct bill at this time.

Some may ask why counselling is expensive. As a Licensed Counselling Therapist, I have spend many years studying at university to get a masters degree. In addition, I have continued with advanced learning, especially in EMDR. These trainings are costly and they take time to complete. Finally, I attend paid monthly consultations with an experienced EMDR consultant. I believe these extra trainings and consultations are an investment in my ability to provide the best possible therapy for my clients.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Thank-you, Wendy 

Wendy is not taking new clients because her practice is full. Please check back in the fall of 2021.


Contact


  • Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Please feel free to send an email and Wendy will get back to you within 24 hours. If there is ever an emergency, contact emergency services in your area. In the Fredericton area, contact the Mobile Crisis Unit at 453-2132 or The CHIMO Helpline at 1-800-667-5005.