ARE YOUR FEES COVERED BY PRIVATE INSURANCE COMPANIES?
Fees for psychological services provided by a Registered Psychotherapist are often covered by extended health insurance. It is recommended that you verify your personal health insurance when you arrange the first visit.
Registered Psychotherapy is a newly regulated health profession, and you may need to ask your employer to add "Registered Psychotherapist" to their approved paramedical providers list.
I offer therapy services under the supervision of a Clinical Psychologist. This often assists in obtaining psychological fee reimbursement through extended healthcare plans.
HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?
Sessions typically run 50 minutes, though 90 sessions are available, upon request.
WHAT ARE YOUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Areas of practice include, but are not limited to, the following:
Grief/loss (including separation/break up)
Eating disorders/body image
WHAT IS YOUR THEORETICAL APPROACH TO THERAPY?
I modify my approach to therapy based on the unique goals and needs of the person seeking support. I offer an integrated approach, drawing from a variety of therapeutic modalities, including:
Psychodynamic and Object Relations
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioural (DBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
WHAT TYPES OF ISSUES ARE APPROPRIATE FOR THERAPY?
There are, simply, no right and wrong reasons for seeking therapy.
Therapy is a shared process between a person seeking help and a trained professional. Some of the more common goals in therapy can be described as:
-Relieving emotional distress
-Finding solutions to problems in life
-Modifying behaviour patterns and personality characteristics that are interfering with living a fulfilling life and maintaining rewarding personal relationships
However, one of the most difficult experiences is a feeling that something is 'off,' or just doesn't feel right, though you aren't able to put words to the problem. This, too, is a highly common and workable issue for therapy.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN THE FIRST SESSION?
The first 1-3 sessions can be described as an assessment phase. Time will be spent exploring and understanding the reasons you are seeking therapy at this time. Once I have an understanding of the current issues, and your goals for therapy, we will establish a treatment plan.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THERAPY?
The benefits of therapy are numerous. Most people leave therapy feeling as though they have a better understanding of themselves, and a better grasp on life. Consumers of psychotherapy report improved mood, improved relationships, better communication, and an overall greater wellbeing.