One on one in-person therapy sessions for healing and growth
In one-on-one in person sessions, we will explore your story, make connections between past, present and future experiences, uncover new truths, and start healing.
While many people seek out a mental health counsellor (psychotherapist) when feeling overwhelmed, you don't need to be in a crisis or have experienced a traumatic event to talk to me. I believe that having a safe space to talk about what you want to talk about, whether "good" or "bad", can be transformational. Knowing that you have a space to bounce off ideas, share your concerns and plan for the future allows you to realize your full potential.
To be effective in therapy, I support individuals using mindfulness (bringing our focus to the present moment through breath and body awareness), person-centred (where a counselling relationship is based on warmth, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard) and cognitive-behavioural (use of thought and behaviour identification) techniques, and strength-based strategies (motivational interviewing, values assessment). As a counsellor, I help individuals faced with:
Chronic illnesses (or diseases)
Grief & loss
Individual Counselling Sessions are 50 minutes for $140 or 80 minutes for $210.
I accept cash, e-transfers and all major credit cards as forms of payment.
If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you will be charged the full session fee.
Important Information about Insurance
Depending on your current insurance provider or employee benefit plan, it is possible for counselling services to be covered in full or in part. There are many insurance plans that cover counselling services by a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) or Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), such as Green Shield, Pacific Blue Cross, Great West Life, Manulife, and Sun Life Financial.
Please contact your provider before the first counselling session to see if RCCs or CCCs are a part of your plan and to verify how your plan compensates you for counselling services. In most cases, I am unable to offer direct billing, but I will be happy to provide you with the information you need to submit for possible reimbursement.
I recommend asking these questions to your insurance provider or employee benefit plan to help determine your benefits:
Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits?
Does my health insurance cover Registered Counselling Therapists or Canadian Certified Counsellors?
Do I have a deductible? If so, what is it and have I met it yet?
Does my plan limit how many sessions per calendar year I can have? If so, what is the limit?
Do I need written approval from my primary care physician in order for services to be covered?
Here is a Sample Letter Requesting Counselling From Your Insurance Provider.