Work Stress & Career Counselling with Alex Trottier

I’m Currently on maternity leave & returning approximately June 2025.

Feel excited, energised and hopeful on your career journey.

Burnout is not a badge of honour. It’s time to take care of yourself.

We spend most of our lives working…

Yet, so many people find themselves feeling unhappy and disillusioned with the world of work. You may feel overwhelmed with career indecision, disappointed with your job, or conflicted about where to go next. You may feel anxious trying to keep up with unrealistic demands, irritated by workplace politics, or struggling to find time for yourself.

Your job should not make you sick.

Burnout can come from many sources. It is important to clarify where your stressors are coming from so we can create an action plan that’s tailored to your specific needs, values, and goals.

Hi I’m Alex,

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) certified with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I am also a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).

My education includes a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Psychology from York University and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University. I am certified and trained in a variety of therapeutic frameworks including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness Meditation, and career development strategies such as the Strong Interest Inventory career assessment tool.

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

– Mary Oliver

Schedule A Discovery Call

You’ve already taken the first step to improve your life. I invite you to book a free 20-minute consultation so we can discuss your needs and find out if we are a good fit.

Free Resources – Audio Recordings


Compassion from Memory

When we are frustrated with our careers it can feel lonely. In this practice, I guide you through recalling a memory of a time when someone offered you kindness. This may be an image of a co-worker, family, friend, or even a stranger. This meditation supports building a sense of connection and acts as a reminder that you are not alone.


Soothing Rhythm Breathing

Let’s take a soothing break from your hectic day. This practice guides you through a belly breathing exercise using a series of counts. This meditation supports with finding deeper relaxation in the body.


Future Self Visualization

Let’s time travel to your future! Rather than setting specific goals, this heart-centered practice invites you to reflect on how you want your “Future Self” to feel. This can be a supportive tool for setting goals related to careers, relationships, or any other area in which you seek clarification. Trigger warning: Death is mentioned as a prompt for brainstorming.

It is never too late to be who you might have been.

– George Eliot


Have a question?

How do I know if I need Career Counselling or Support for Work Stress?

We will determine the best focus for our sessions based on your sources of anxiety, your personal goals, and where you are currently in your career. We will discuss your needs during our consultation.

Are All Services Provided Online?

Yes. At this time all consultations and sessions are provided online through a secure video platform, which is 100% PHIPA Compliant.

What is the Length, Duration & Frequency of Therapy?

Individual sessions are 50 minutes in length. Typically, I meet with clients once/week for the first month. Afterward we will readjust frequency based on your goals. Your specific needs will be discussed at our consultation.

What are the Costs and Coverage?
Session fees are $150+hst. Most extended benefit plans cover Registered Psychotherapists. Please speak with your insurance provider about your needs. There are additional fees for completing career assessment tools, if needed. 

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