What do I need to know about Counselling?
All your questions answered.
What does the counselling process look like?
Typically we start with weekly sessions, with the first 1-2 giving time for intake and understanding your unique challenges and goals.
We will then work together to make changes in the intervention phase. It will depend on many factors such as the nature of your difficulties and readiness for change, but this can last from a few sessions to a few years.
Once we have sufficiently developed your skills and feel our time together is coming to an end we will work towards terminating our sessions. This typically takes 1-2 sessions, where we develop a “toolbox” of strategies to help you maintain your treatment goals and gains.
You are always welcome to return to counselling. Depending on how much time has passed and the nature of your new concern we may need to do another intake session together.
Effectiveness varies from person to person. Discussing, working with, and changing thoughts, feelings, and behaviours can be painful and challenging at times. This is all part of the process.
How often do we meet?
You choose based on the goals you have in mind. There are many factors associated with choosing the consistency to meet with a therapist.
What does your schedule look like? Is it within your budget? What are you looking for in terms of support? How much is this problem impacting your life? These are all important questions to ask yourself to determine how often you may want to meet with me.
I would recommend we start with weekly sessions, and then re-evaluate at a later date to determine whether bi-weekly or monthly better suits your needs.
Do you offer in person sessions?
I offer in-person and video sessions. I do have limited availability for in-person and offer it on Thursdays.
Are you covered by insurance plans?
It may be beneficial to check with your provider to determine whether they cover Psychotherapy as part of your plan.
It is also important to ensure you know how much coverage you have and what that may mean for your goals. We can work together to determine the right consistency for your goals and your coverage.
Of course, you can email me if you have any further questions.
Do you have evening and weekend appointments?
I work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Evenings. Currently, I do not offer weekend sessions.
What is your fee?
I offer individual counselling for $150 + HST and couples counselling for $180 + HST. I have specialized training and experience in working with both couples and individuals.
What is your cancellation policy?
I require 24 hours notice via email. Anything less than 24 hours notice, I will have to charge a full fee.
If you need to cancel or reschedule, please try to do this as soon as you are aware of the conflict in your schedule.
This may be for you if you have some personal goals that you would like to achieve or your partner isn’t ready for couples counselling.
If you’re struggling with anger, relationships, a break-up, depression, anxiety, stress management, or setting boundaries, I can help provide strategies, resources, and activities that will help you identify areas of strength that you may struggle to find within yourself.
This may be for you if you and your partner are looking for a third party to help you achieve your goals together.
If you’re struggling with infidelity, communication, past trauma, job loss, stress, or the demands of raising children together, I can help provide skills to set boundaries, assert your needs, become vulnerable, and enhance self esteem.
I’m a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) who’s passionate about advocating for and supporting clients of racialized identities.
I approach my clients with enthusiasm and warmth. I look at myself as a cheerleader and navigator, empowering you towards healing and growth. I believe you’re the main character in your story; I’m just here to walk alongside you.
I want to help you reach your greatest potential and find out what that looks like for you.