What are your qualifications?
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), Registration #007964. I am also a member of the OACCPP. In addition, I have over 15 years of experience running programs for children and teenagers with a variety of mental health and developmental challenges.
What ages do you work with?
I see children starting as young as 7 years old and will continue to work with them as adults.
Will you really do a home visit at no extra charge?
If you are within 60 KM of the office absolutely! For me to be most effective, I need to be able to see your home environment. Often there are suggestions and recommendations that can only be made when seeing your home environment for myself.
Are your services covered by my health benefits package?
Psychotherapy services are becoming more common in benefits packages. Check with your insurance company.
Do you use technology with your clients?
As long as it is going to help the therapeutic process. Sitting and talking is great for some people, but others are more visual or like to touch things for themselves. To be sure that I am meeting the needs of my client, I integrate technologies that best fit their needs.
Do you offer a free consultation?
All prospective clients receive a no-charge 30 minute in person consultation. This helps you feel more comfortable working with me before having to pay. Consultations can be done on their own or combined with an initial session.
Does therapy work?
When a person is ready to make a change in their life, is ready to work for that change, and is open to new ideas, then therapy can work.
Is therapy hard?
Everybody’s therapeutic experience is unique. Like most things in life, in order to succeed you will have to work hard…and the potential results are life-changing!
Is my privacy protected?
In your first session, when informed consent is reviewed, the full details around how your privacy is protected will be discussed as well as the limited circumstances where statute requires a therapist to report or warn.
Are my records secure?
Our clinic stores all client files in a secure cloud environment that uses the same encryption technologies that the banks use. All data is stored on Canadian servers to keep in compliance with Canadian privacy legislation.
Can I stop when I want to?
You are in complete control of your therapy and can stop if and when you feel that you need a break or are not seeing the progress that you expect.