FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I make an appointment? Call my confidential telephone, 905-319-1924, and leave a message or complete and submit the Request an Appointment form. I will return your call or email within 48 hours on business days.
How quickly will I be seen? I usually book appointments within two weeks. Call or use the Request an Appointment form.
Are the sessions confidential? All our conversations are confidential, except where legal exceptions apply as outlined on the Welcome to Psychotherapy form.
What does a session cost? My current fee is $128.32 plus HST per hour. Read the Financial Agreement and Disclosure for more detail.
How long is a session? A therapeutic hour is 50 minutes in length, with additional end of session administrative work, my goal is to have you leaving within the hour.
Can I use my extended health care benefits? Many companies provide benefits for counselling and psychotherapy services. As a Registered Psychotherapist, I am registered with Greenshield, Blue Cross, and SSQ Financial, however may also be covered by other providers. Please contact your provider for specific coverage details. See the Financial Agreement and Disclosure for further financial information.
Can I use my employers Employee Assistance Program (EAP)? Many employers provide benefits for counselling & psychotherapy services. As a Registered Psychotherapist, I am registered with Greenshield, Blue Cross, and SSQ Financial, however may also be covered by other providers. Please contact your employer for specific coverage details. See the Financial Agreement and Disclosure for further financial information.
Do I need a referral? No referral is required. Clients often come on their own volition, as well as, at the suggestion of their family doctor, psychiatrist, other health care professionals, family, and/or friends.
What is counselling? Counselling helps clients with life challenges through strategies that elicit change and promotes well-being.
What is psychotherapy? Psychotherapy usually works with deep issues that may, or may not, require longer therapeutic contact. Ultimately, the goal is to elicit change that improves general health, well-being, and life satisfaction.
What is a psychotherapist? A psychotherapist usually holds with a Masters degree in counselling or social work, or may be qualified through extensive training only. Only members of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) may call themselves a Registered Psychotherapist. It is expected "psychotherapy" will become a regulated act.
What is a marriage and family therapist? A marriage and family therapist holds a Masters degree and is highly educated and trained in working with individuals, couples, and families. They are often referred to as the "relationship expert." In Canada, marriage and family therapists can belong to a parent organization, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy , as well as, their provincial association, the Ontario Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, however being registered marriage and family therapist requires membership in the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family.
What is a psychologist? A psychologist has obtained a Masters and Doctoral degree in psychology. They are trained in mental health diagnosis, use of psychological assessments, and the delivery of mental health services. Psychologists are regulated health professionals and members of The College of Psychologists of Ontario.
What is a psychiatrist? A psychiatrist is a medically trained doctor with specialized training to assess and diagnose mental health conditions, provide mental health services, as well as, prescribe medication. They are regulated health professionals belonging to The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Many of their services are charged through OH
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