Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer low-income options?
No, at this time I do not offer low-income options. As part of my modern approach to therapy delivery, I offer various session lengths and service deliveries that may assist in setting your budget for therapy. Session lengths range from 30 to 75 minutes and begin at under $100! This will help clients select services that meet their budgeting needs. Please contact me for more information on my fees.
Are taxes charged on therapy services?
Yes, unfortunately, psychotherapy services have not yet become HST exempt in Canada. However, the therapy community is working hard to ensure the government recognizes the need to exempt taxes from our services. At this time, HST is included in my therapy service rates. Mentorship & consulting services are currently the listed fee plus tax. Receipts indicate the appropriate tax identifications and can be submitted under personal income tax as a health expense.
Do you offer consultations before scheduling the first session?
Yes, I offer all prospective clients a free 15-minute consultation to discuss your reasons for seeking therapy at this time and discussing whether I might be the right fit in working with you. Every therapist has a unique style and method in supporting your therapy goals. I like to ensure this gets ironed out before you are sitting in a first official session with me to make the most out of your time and commitment to the therapeutic process. Click here to find out more about my free consultations!
Are your services covered by insurance?
My services are covered by most extended health care benefits. Please check your coverage to ensure services provided by a "Registered Psychotherapist" will qualify under your benefits package.
I am also a registered health care provider with Green Shield and Blue Cross Medavie; I do not offer direct billing. At the time of payment, I will provide you with an invoice that you can submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. My services are not covered by OHIP. Please contact your insurance provider for more information about your coverage options.
If you are an Ontario resident, you can claim the cost of non-reimbursed psychotherapy services as a "medical expense" on your income tax return.
What happens if I have to cancel an appointment or if I miss a scheduled appointment?
All scheduled clients will receive a courtesy text reminder 2 days before their appointment time. You will have up to 24 hours before your appointment to reschedule for an alternative date or cancel your appointment. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice or you do not attend your scheduled appointment, you will be charged the full session fee as per my Late Cancellation and No-Show Policy.
How often can/should I come to therapy?
This is completely up to you. Most clients decide to come weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly; however, it is dependent on your needs and how much support you would like to receive. My schedule is flexible and clients often are able to schedule an appointment within the same week!
What are your areas of focus?
At this time, my focus is primarily on aiding in the areas of anxiety, depression, stress management, relationship conflict, and overcoming trauma and loss among youth, Millennial adults, and couples. Through talk therapy, we will work together to develop coping strategies, learn to make connections between thoughts and behaviours, and understand your circumstances using alternative perspectives. Also, I offer supportive tools to my clients by providing psycho-education in mindfulness meditation and cognitive awareness.
I know someone who would benefit from counselling. How do I get them to contact you for help?
Although counselling is beneficial, it is only the most helpful and effective when we are willing and accepting to receive help. Thus, it is up to the person to decide for themselves whether it is the right time for them to seek counselling. You are more than welcome to pass on my contact information if they are interested.
I am in a state of crisis, and I need immediate help, who do I contact?
Please be aware that I am not a crisis therapist. For any crisis or emergency services, please reach out to your local mental health crisis centre (ie. CMHA or Reach Out) or emergency line (911) for immediate help in times of crisis.