Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a referral?
No, you do not need a referral. Please don’t hesitate to contact me to explore how therapy can help you. If I can’t support you, I will try to refer you to someone who can.
How can I book an appointment?
If you are a new client contact me to discuss if we are a good fit. If not I can refer you to a professional who may be able to help.
If you are a current client, please log into OwlPractice to see my availability and book an appointment.
Are evening and weekend appointments available?
I offer a flexible schedule to accommodate my clients. Appointments are available throughout the week at various times.
How long is each session?
My initial consultation is free and is typically 30 min. Appointments are typically 60-90 mins.
How much is a session?
The fee is $150 + HST per 60-minute session for individuals. However, I also offer sessions on a slider scale. My services are packaged according to a number of factors but I am confident we will be able to devise a strategy to meet your needs and budget.
Are your sessions covered by insurance?
Sessions are covered by most insurance plans. I am a qualified psychotherapist.
Check your insurance to verify if they will cover sessions. Many group plans have provisions for psychotherapy. As a registered member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) my sessions do qualify for reimbursement under plans that allow it.
Currently, I do not direct bill, so I will provide you with a receipt to submit to your provider for reimbursement.
Do you issue tax receipts?
Yes. Psychotherapy is a regular healthcare service and I can issue tax receipts.
How to pay?
I accept e-transfer.
How is online counselling different?
There are no significant differences between in-person and online sessions. My approach lends itself very well to video and tele-counselling.
What do I need to meet with you online?
You do not need special software for online counselling. My sessions are conducted over OwlPractice’s secure platform. All you need is a personal device with sound and video-enabled.
I encourage my clients to have a private space in which to participate in the therapy.
What is psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is primarily a talk-based therapy and is intended to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being. Registered Psychotherapists work with individuals, couples and families in individual and group settings.
Psychotherapy occurs when the Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and client enter into a psychotherapeutic relationship where both work together to bring about positive change in the client’s thinking, feeling, behaviour and social functioning. Individuals usually seek psychotherapy when they have thoughts, feelings, moods and behaviours that are adversely affecting their day-to-day lives, relationships and the ability to enjoy life.