Frequently Asked Questions
Does psychotherapy work?
Yes, psychotherapy or "talk therapy" is not just talking about your problems. A good therapist can help you deal with difficult feelings, build self-awareness, and change behaviour patterns to help cope with difficulties and work towards meeting goals.
How will I know you are the right fit for me?
Very important question! In order to see whether we are a good match, I offer a free consultation over the phone to discuss your concerns and explore what kind of supports you are looking for. This will be a good opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have and for both of us to decide whether it is a good idea to work together. There is no obligation to book an initial session when we have the consultation.
What is the fee and duration of your sessions?
Individual counselling sessions are $120/session and last between 50-60 minutes.
Couple and family sessions are $150/session and last between 60-90 minutes depending on preference of clients.
In order to ensure that money is not a barrier for clients in accessing therapy services, reduced fees are available.
Do you offer a sliding scale?
Yes, I offer sliding scale rates to ensure that therapy services are accessible to clients regardless of their financial status. This will be done on a case by case basis and I'd be happy chat about this further during your free phone consultation.
Will my insurance/health benefit cover your services?
Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) does not cover the cost of the services of a counsellor in private practice. Some work-based Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) may do so.
Accepted Insurance Plans:
Green Shield Canada
Please consult your benefits plan first to see how much coverage you are entitled to.
Some questions to ask your insurance provider:
What is the total amount of coverage that you are entitled to every year?
What are the necessary credential requirements of the provider (e.g., a Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Social Worker, or a Registered Psychologist)
How much is covered per session (e.g., 100%, up to a certain amount, etc)
Note: Some University/College student benefit plans cover a percentage of sessions up to a certain amount
(ie. University of Guelph student benefit plans covers up to 80% of the cost of sessions up to $500)
Unfortunately, I am not able to do direct-billing, but I will provide you with a receipt to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement.
What payment methods do you accept?
I currently accept cash, credit card or e-transfer as payment options.
Do you have a cancellation policy?