Practice and Policies
My approach to therapy is to use evidence-based techniques built upon a humanistic foundation and is tailored to each individual and may draw upon a variety of theoretical orientations. While the environment will be safe, it will also be a challenge as it will provide the platform from which you can explore yourself, your challenges and resources to foster personal growth. This is done through insight and awareness into your unique personal experience. Together, we will navigate your inner landscape to try and understand what is working and not working for you and how your values align with your actions and relationships.
You are in control of this therapy and it is essential that you know you can withdraw from any session or any particular technique being used at your own discretion.
I attend regular supervision with Dr. Judith Malette, Ph.D., C.Psych., registered with the college of psychologists – registration number 3617, in accordance with professional regulations.
Therapeutic Risks and Benefits:
During the process of therapy you may experience uncomfortable and intense emotions associated with your current situation or aspects of your life history. Sessions do not always end with you feeling your best and sometimes things may seem to get worse before they get better.
It will seek to help you better understand yourself, your emotions, and your inter and intra personal relationships which, in turn, increases your psychological flexibility and allows you to make clearer decisions regarding the direction of your life.
While I cannot anticipate the consequences of your therapy, my commitment to you is to provide a safe and compassionate environment in which we can explore you.
Appointments, Fees, and Cancellations:
Individual therapy sessions are 50 minutes in length and it is my policy to collect payment immediately before each session and to provide you with a receipt for services rendered at the end of each session or on an as needed basis.
The fee is $ 135 per session.
Many extended health insurance plans cover a percentage of the cost of therapy. Please check carefully what your plan includes. Receipts are issued which may be submitted to your insurance company for reimbursement or maintained for your tax record (i.e., tax deductible as a medical expense).
If you are late for an appointment, I will see you for the remainder of the scheduled time and you will be charged for the full session.
If you cancel an appointment with less than 24 hours advance notice, you will be charged in full for that appointment.
Should I be unable to meet with you due to absence or illness, I will provide you with alternative contacts.
I adhere to the highest professional standards of professional and ethical conduct.Client Rights:
A safe therapeutic relationship is based upon respect and trust that personal issues shared during the therapeutic process will be held in confidence.
Consent by you is required for communication with others, including receiving or providing information with other professionals. This can be either verbal or written, however, it is my practice to obtain your signed consent whenever possible.All verbal and/or written exchanges will be maintained in confidence with the following exceptions. I will always endeavour to inform you of the need to break your confidentiality: