Meet & Greet
I begin with a confidential and commitment-free, 20-minute phone call or virtual meeting so that I can hear more about the concern(s) and ensure that my services are the best fit. This also provides you with an opportunity to ask questions and hear about the services I offer and my approach, in order to determine if you’re interested in moving forward.
All potential clients must first book a ‘meet and greet’ appointment. Appointments can be booked directly on my calendar via the online client portal which is available on my website when I am accepting new clients.
After the ‘meet and greet’ session, client will be able to login to my calendar and book their first session, which is an intake session.
The Intake Session
The intake session should be attended only by the parents if the child is under about 12 years old. Otherwise, the child should attend the first session. Policies, consent and family history will be reviewed during this session.
When working with children 12 and under, I spend 2-3 sessions getting to know each other, establishing a relationship, and collaborate on treatment goals. After these sessions, I check in with parents to discuss treatment goals and therapeutic approach, and will continue to connect with parents at regular pre-determined intervals thereafter depending on the treatment plan. From this point, I meet with the child regularly, either weekly or bi-weekly.
When working with youth over 12, young adults or parents, I still spend 2-3 sessions getting to know each other, establishing a relationship, and collaborating on a treatment plan. On-going sessions occur at regular intervals or as-needed and are either recurrent or booked by the client directly on my calendar.
I re-assess treatment progress with follow-up assessments at regular intervals. Therapy is typically terminated when goals are achieved, significant progress is noted, and/or a client chooses to discontinue.
50-minute sessions cost $160 ($141.59 session fee + $18.41HST = $160).
30-minute sessions (for children or certain therapies) cost $100 ($88.50 session fee + $11.50 HST = $100).
I accept payment by etransfer or credit card. Credit cards can be stored in the client portal and charged by the therapist after each session or used by the client through the secure online system that is accessible through the receipt or via client’s account in the portal.
Counselling and psychotherapy services are generally NOT covered through OHIP. However, the fee is covered by most insurance companies, but please check with your provider to see the type of coverage you can claim under your plan.
Please ask what kind of service providers your plan will cover:
- If your plan covers services provided by Canadian Certified Counsellors or Registered Psychotherapists, it will recognize my credentials.
- If your plan cover services provided by a Clinical Psychologist, my practice can be supervised by a Psychologist with the client’s consent. This means that services are overseen by a psychologist, who would co-sign the receipts that would be submitted to your insurance provider.
Please remember! You can also use any medical receipts that have not been reimbursed by health plans to receive deductions on your taxes.