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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need a referral?
    You do not need a referral. Just contact me!
  • What happens in session?
    An individual session is 55-minutes in duration. You decide what you want to focus on and explore during each session. Therapy is tough work. You may find yourself facing what may not be working in your life and examining the forces shaping your thoughts and actions. A therapist won't advise you or impose insights on you, but with curiosity and compassion. uses creative questioning to give you the opportunity for self-discovery.
  • Confidentiality
    Confidentiality is considered a cornerstone of the profession of psychotherapy. You come to me with sensitive, personal information, and keeping that absolutely private is essential to build trust in our therapeutic relationship. I can only disclose your personal health information with your consent. However, in law, there are a limited number of circumstances where disclosure of personal health information is required, even without consent. We will discuss these limits to confidentiality before we begin working together.
  • Free consultation
    It is important to me that you are confident that I am a good fit for you. Contact me to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your hopes for therapy. Afterwards, we can determine next steps.
  • Location
    My practice is virtual. I offer services online through a secure platform called OWL Practice (compliant with the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004). All you will require is a private space, a computer with a camera and microphone, and a stable internet connection.
  • Fees
    55-minute individual psychotherapy sessions are $200 + HST The Canadian Revenue Agency allows fees paid to Registered Psychotherapists to be deducted on your personal income tax return. Click here on the Canada Revenue Agency website for full details.
  • Extended insurance coverage
    The services of a Registered Psychotherapist are covered in part by many insurance plans. To confirm, contact your provider with these specific questions: Does my plan include mental health benefits? What professional designation must my service provider have? Can she be a Registered Psychotherapist? Is there a maximum dollar amount covered per session? What percentage of each session am I covered for? What is the annual maximum?

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.

– Seth Godin

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