FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT CAN I EXPECT MY FIRST VISIT?
The first session expect to review and complete some required paperwork. We then move on to discussing what brought you to counselling. I do an initial assessment in order to gather information I require to provide the best support possible based on your individual needs and experiences.
HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?
Sessions typically are 55 minutes in length. There may be times that it would be beneficial from a therapeutic viewpoint to have extended sessions. This will be discussed between client and therapist in advance.
WHAT IS THE COST FOR COUNSELLING SESSIONS?
My rates are $120.00/55 minute session. As I am a Registered Social Worker, most employee Health Benefits will cover my services. I would suggest contacting your employer to inquire. My services can also be claimed as a Medical Expense on your Income Tax Return.
WHAT ABOUT CONFIDENTIALITY?
As a Social Worker, I am ethically bound to keep everything we discuss in our sessions or subsequently documented Confidential. There are exceptions to this rule, primarily when safety is concerned. I am legally obligated to report the following:
1. Intent to harm yourself or others
2. Risk of harm to children or other dependants
3. Disclosure of harm by a Health Professional regardless of how long ago it occurred
4. Ordered by a Court of Law.
WHAT THERAPEUTIC MODELS DO YOU USE?
All clients are unique therefore therapy needs to be tailored to address their individual needs. I work from a Strength-based, Trauma Informed perspective focusing on a person's internal strengths and resourcefulness. Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Therapy are models I use quite regularly in my practice.