How do I arrange counselling?
The first step is to contact me by phone or e-mail (see Contact Me). I will call you to book an appointment.
Can I use my group health insurance?
Many health insurance plans cover the cost of counselling with a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with a Masters degree (MSW). Plans vary, so I recommend you contact your insurance company to verify coverage.
How quickly can I have an appointment?
I can usually offer an appointment for the same week and try to arrange a first session as soon as possible recognizing that it takes courage to make the decision to seek help.
Do I need to do anything to prepare for counselling?
After we speak on the phone, please complete the Pre-Counselling Questionnaire (provided here). This questionnaire can be completed at home, in advance of our first session, to ensure that the session is spent doing counselling rather than paperwork. I ask that you complete the questionnaire and submit it, prior to our first appointment.
What do I do when I get to your office?
When you arrive for your appointment, please be seated in the waiting room until I come to greet you. I pride myself on being punctual so will be ready for our scheduled appointment time.
What are your fees?
Initial fee is $150.00 per session and subsequent fee is $140.00 per session. I accept payment by E-transfer, cash or cheque. Payment is due on date of appointment.