Standard 60-minute sessions are $95 (includes tax)
90-minute EMDR sessions are $142 (includes tax)
Note: It is possible to do EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy in 60-minute sessions but 90-minute sessions are often ideal. We can discuss the frequency and duration of appointments in more detail during the first session.
Cash, cheque, or credit card. I use the Square reader, which accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.
Do you accept my insurance plan?
While I do not offer direct billing, some insurance providers may cover my counselling therapy services. Every provider is different so check the fine print in your plan. I can issue you a receipt specifying that I am a Psychotherapist with a Masters degree. The receipt also indicates that I am a member of PACCP (#579MB15).
When do you have appointments?
I have appointments on Thursday afternoon and evening, along with daytime appointments on both Friday and Saturday.
What is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)?
While it does look strange in action, it is a type of therapy that helps the brain make sense of information in new ways. While EMDR is best known for alleviating the distress associated with trauma, it can be a helpful intervention for just about anything that may be causing distress. For more information, check out EMDR Canada: https://emdrcanada.org/emdr-defined/ and EMDRIA: http://www.emdria.org/?page=2
Do you use other techniques besides EMDR?
Depending on the client and the concern, I may use various techniques. See the “Approach” page for an overview of my approach to therapy.
What type of clients do you work with? Ages/demographics?
I work mainly with individual clients, adults and adolescents (ages 13+).
Can you help me with (fill in the blank)?
I have experience working with various client concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, family and peer relationship issues, sexual addiction, and stress related to life transitions. If you are wondering whether I can help you with a specific concern, please don’t hesitate to ask.
I have never been to a therapist/counsellor before. What can I expect in the first session?
It can take a lot of courage to make that first appointment. My hope is that you will feel comfortable and that counselling will be a positive experience for you.
The first session is an opportunity for us to connect and to talk about what has been happening in your life. You will also have the chance to ask me any questions that you might have. At some point during the first session, I will ask you about your goals for counselling. These goals will help us stay on track in future sessions.
I see that you graduated from a seminary program and are a member of PACCP (Professional Association of Christian Counsellors and Psychotherapists). Do you integrate faith into your counselling approach?
I use mainstream therapy techniques that are common to the field of counselling psychology. My clients come from a variety of backgrounds. I do not discuss faith in the counselling room unless the client indicates on their intake form that religion/faith is an important part of their life. Then if the client wants, faith may become a topic to explore in relation to the issues at hand.