FAQ

 

HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?

Sessions will be 50 minutes. I also offer 75 minute sessions for couples therapy. 

WHAT ARE YOUR FEES? HOW DO I PAY?

Individual coaching and therapy sessions start at $140/50 minute session and Couples at $140/50 mins or $190/ 75 minute session.  (THESE PRICES INCLUDE HST). I accept cheque, cash and e-transfer. An email receipt will be sent to you.

DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE RATES?

 I want to make therapy affordable to as many people as possible, so I offer a few sliding scale slots per week. Please inquire prior to your first session to see if there are any available openings. **UPDATE APRIL 2021: My slots for sliding scale/low cost are currently full, please check back.

WHAT ABOUT MY INSURANCE?

Psychotherapy is not currently covered by OHIP. However many private extended health benefit plans do cover it. Please check your benefits before booking to confirm your coverage.

WHO DO YOU WORK WITH AND WHAT CONDITIONS CAN YOU HELP WITH?

I work with people coming in with various needs. My practice is LGBTQI2-S, poly and kink friendly, and I do my work to be an ally to the BIPOC community. I have experience in treating conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and bipolar disorder.  I have worked with clients around suicide and suicidal ideation and in dealing with substance use and abuse.  I take a harm reduction approach in order to empower you to change the behaviours, thoughts and actions that you want to, so you can live your best life. 

WHERE IS YOUR PRACTICE LOCATED?

I have an online practice at the moment due to Covid-19. So I can accept clients from anywhere in Ontario!

NEW:  I can offer outside sessions to if you would like.  Please inquire!! 

When it is safe to return to in-person counselling I will be relocating to a new office space on the west of downtown Toronto (Bloor West Village/High Park Area).

 

Moving forward, I will maintain an online practice for those that find this more convenient and accessible. 

Is my therapy taxed?

At this time, the Canadian government still requires that Registered Psychotherapists and Counsellors collect GST/HST for their services.  We believe this is an unjust tax and are working on petitioning the government on this.  If you would like to join us in this or learn more, you can sign the petition and see the work being done here:

www.stoptaxingmytherapy.com

RESOURCES AND CRISIS SUPPORT

Urgent Care for those in crisis

If you are feeling suicidal or you are in danger, please reach out

Distress Centres provides 24-hour support, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to individuals in our community at risk and their most vulnerable.

The Assaulted Women’s Helpline offers a 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line to all woman who have experienced abuse. We provide counselling, emotional support, information and referrals.

Crisis services for mental health, substance use and other needs.

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Sherbourne Health works to promote the health of Ontario’s LGBT2SQ communities and improve their access to services.

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WHAT TECHNIQUES DO YOU USE?

I make an effort to stay on top of the latest evidenced based theories.  I have a foundation in both psychodynamic and transpersonal approaches. I also base a lot of my work on the relational and humanistic components of therapy and include somatic interventions in order to get the body and mind reconnected. While I am trained in some CBT/DBT skills, this is not a primary focus for my practice.  I use these skills as needed to support the deeper work we'll be doing. 

For my couples I have training in Relational LIfe Therapy (RLT Level 1), and pull from both Gottman and EFT as well. More about different approaches here

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY FIRST SESSION?

Prior to starting therapy I will send you an online intake form that you can complete ahead of time. This includes a consent form and comprehensive medical and personal history forms. We will go over consent, confidentiality and any other questions together, in person,  to ensure you understand and feel comfortable. Bring with you any questions, concerns, an open mind, and we'll get started.