- What is the Fee and How Can I Pay?
- The standard fee per session is $160+HST. Payment is accepted through Interac e-transfer at this time.
- How Long Are Sessions?
- Each session is 50 minutes.
- Are You/Your Services Covered Under My Private Insurance Plan?
- It’s possible! Many insurance providers are now covering therapy that is provided by a Registered Psychotherapist, like myself; however, not all do. It is highly advised to speak with a representative from your insurance company in order to understand what services may or may not be covered before participating in services.
- What is The Difference Between Counselling & Psychotherapy?
According to the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), “Counselling is a relational process based upon the ethical use of specific professional competencies to facilitate human change. Counselling addresses wellness, relationships, personal growth, career development, mental health, and psychological illness or distress.”According to the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), “Psychotherapy is primarily a talk-based therapy and is intended to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well- being. Registered Psychotherapists work with individuals, couples and families in individual and group settings. Psychotherapy occurs when the Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and client enter into a psychotherapeutic relationship where both work together to bring about positive change in the client’s thinking, feeling, behaviour and social functioning. Individuals usually seek psychotherapy when they have thoughts, feelings, moods and behaviours that are adversely affecting their day-to-day lives, relationships and the ability to enjoy life.”
- What Are The Risks/Benefits of Counselling & Psychotherapy Services?
- Counselling and Psychotherapy have many potential benefits and some risks to those seeking service. Potential benefits of counselling are increases in overall well-being, mental health, and personal growth. However, due to the sensitive nature of the concerns being discussed, it is possible that individuals seeking service may experience distress or increases in difficult emotions, such as anger, sadness, frustration, or confusion. If this occurs, it is always encouraged to speak to your therapist so that adjustments can be made to address these concerns.
- Do You Provide a Specific Type of Therapy?
My therapeutic style is eclectic in nature. This means that I draw on a number of different therapy theories to inform my work. The foundation of my practice is built on Client-Centred Philosophy, Attachment Theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Harm Reduction, and Mindfulness- Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (M-CBT).Please feel free to reach out and ask questions if you remain curious about these therapies and/or the therapy I provide!
- Is There Anything I Cannot Tell You?
- No! Nothing is off limits. In fact, I believe that whatever surfaces in therapy is supposed to, and I am willing to work with you throughout each journey that it may present.
- Is What I Tell You Confidential?
Yes. All information is kept between you and your therapist. However, there are some instances in which
confidentiality must be broken. These exceptions apply for both in-person and tele-therapy services. As
such, information shared during session is strictly confidential except when:
- Disclosure is required to prevent clear and imminent danger to you (suicidal ideation with intent) or others (homicidal ideation with intent)
- A child OR an elderly person is believed to be in need of additional protection
- You disclose that you have been sexually abused by a regulated health care professional
- Legal requirements demand that confidential material be revealed (i.e. your file is subpoenaed by the courts)
- Your therapist shares information during clinical supervision – This is done to ensure that you are receiving the best care possible.
- Your therapist’s professional college (College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario) audits her files
- You give written permission to share information with other health care professionals
- I Am Not Sure Therapy Is for Me... What Do I Do?
- That is completely okay – I am pleased to offer a free initial consultation to discuss your questions and/or concerns, as well as to further discuss expectations of therapy and possible goals that you may have. At no point during this consult are you required to commit to service. However, if you do book an appointment and begin the counselling process, please know that you may discontinue service at any time.
- How Can I Book a Session, and/or Ask more Questions?
- You can book a session and/or your initial consultation by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 905-955-7895.