Standard 60-minute sessions are $95 (tax included). As of October 1st, 2019, standard 60-minute sessions will be $110 (tax included).
Cash, Interac (only if you have the tap function enabled), 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. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Every provider is different so check the fine print in your plan. I will issue you a receipt specifying that I am a Psychotherapist with a Masters degree. The receipt also indicates that I am a member of CCPA (#10001876).
When do you have appointments?
I have appointments on Tuesday late afternoon and evening, Wednesday daytime, Thursday late 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 my EMDR page, EMDR Canada, or EMDRIA
Do you use other techniques besides EMDR?
Yes! Depending on the needs of each client, I draw from various modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and a psychodynamic approach. See the “Approach” page for an overview of my approach to therapy.
What type of clients do you work with? Ages/demographics?
I work with adult clients. Although I am trained in couples therapy, I am not taking couple clients at this time.
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, 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. 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. If the client wants, faith may become a topic to explore in relation to the issues at hand. I do not discuss faith in the counselling room unless the client initiates this discussion in relation to their presenting concerns, or indicates on their intake form that religion/faith is an important part of their life.