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 15 minute consultation over the phone to discuss what some of your concerns are and 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 duration and frequency of sessions?
Individual counselling sessions are 50 minutes. Couple and family session will be between 60-90 minutes depending on preference of clients. Frequency of sessions will also vary among clients and depend on level of need.
Do you offer online therapy?
Yes, I can offer telephone or video counselling.
Will my insurance/health benefit cover your services?
Services can be billed under health insurance plans that cover services for psychotherapy. Please call your insurance company ahead of time and ask about coverage.
Some questions to ask your insurance provider:
Do they cover psychotherapy?
What is the total amount of coverage that you get every year?
What are the necessary credential requirements of the provider (e.g., a Registered Psychotherapist or a Registered Psychologist)
How much is covered per session (e.g., 100%, up to a certain amount, etc.)
Is a physician’s referral required?
Note: University of Guelph student benefit plans may cover up to 80% of the cost with a physician’s referral. Contact student services to verify.
What payment methods do you accept?
I currently accept cash, cheque or e-transfer as payment options.
Do you offer a sliding scale?
In order to ensure that money is not a barrier for clients in accessing therapy services, reduced fees are available. Spots for sliding scale are limited.
Do you have a cancellation policy?