In the Classroom
Mountain Stream

What Might I Expect In A Session?

I will take the time to get to know you not only through the context of the problem, but as a person with unique values, beliefs, and skills. During this time together we will explore your hopes for how to live your life and make a plan for how to make that happen.

Collaboration and flexibility are hallmarks of an excellent session. Appointments are usually 60 minutes.

How Long Do I Need To Be In Therapy?

Therapy does not have to take a lifetime of analysis or years of scrutiny. In fact, therapy can be significant in a relatively short period of time. Many people find that 3-6 sessions can be enough to experience lasting changes.

Will You Be Consulting Anyone About My File?

Confidentiality is the cornerstone for any trusting therapeutic relationship. Any details of our conversations will not be shared with anyone unless you give your explicit instruction to do so. In order to enhance the therapeutic process however, the therapist may seek consultation from time to time with a dedicated clinical supervisor.

Are There Any Reasons Why You Might Need to Share Information From One of Our Sessions?

The most common reason for confidentiality to become superseded is in cases where there exists an imminent risk to a person's safety or well-being. This would include the following: suspected child abuse or neglect; or if the individual is at risk of hurting themselves or others, as when there is a danger of suicide or assault.

Are Your Services Covered by OHIP?

Psychotherapy services are not covered by OHIP. However, many extended health insurance plans do provide coverage. Each carrier is different so please check your plan to see what the coverage is for Social Workers. Current rates are: $130/60 minute session. All therapy fees are due at time of service and a receipt will be issued for you to submit to your insurance company for your own reimbursement.

What Specific Approach Do You Use?

I am sometimes been asked what my approach is. I use a few different modalities depending on each individual client. But generally speaking I use a combination of behaviourist psychological interventions (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy / Acceptance Commitment Therapy) and narrative therapy. The unique values of each individual are used to generate growth.