Determining the "Right Fit"

Finding a therapist/counsellor/coach that feels like the "right fit" is an important consideration when taking the courageous step of opening up about yourself. No two therapists/counsellors are created the same and what works for some may not work for others. I am available to discuss your needs in a free telephone or email consultation where we can discuss in more depth specific questions you might have and I can outline in more detail how we would work together.

Types of Service Delivery

In Office Counselling Services - Sessions take place in person at one of the three different office locations.

Telephone Counselling Services - If there are mobility issues or other obstacles to meeting in person, telephone counselling is available.

Skype Counselling Services - Utilizing this technology and the video option, sessions can be conducted via Skype where distance is a factor in being able to meet in person.

E-Counselling Services - In some circumstances where other forms of counselling are not possible, e-counselling may be a viable option that may be used.

Cost and Duration

My services are not covered by OHIP as only physicians are covered. However, my services are often covered under extended health care benefit plans with a yearly amount allocated to counselling. My services are also claimable as a medical expense on your income tax. Please check with your extended health care provider to determine if my services are covered and how much is available.

My rate follows the professional fee guidelines for MSW's established by the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW).

It is understandable that cost is an important factor for most people and determining the length of time in counselling is a consideration. Depending on the issue you are bringing in, change can take place in a short-term period ranging from 4 - 12 sessions. To address concerns that have a deeper root and that have been with you for a prolonged period, longer term therapy might be indicated. The timing and duration of our work together is ultimately in your hands as you are in the driver's seat of your own journey.

The duration of each session is typically 50 minutes.