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Frequently Asked Questions

1 / What is psychotherapy? 

The College of Registered Psychotherapists define psychotherapy as “primarily a talk-based therapy and is intended to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being.” 


Psychotherapy occurs when there is a psychotherapeutic relationship between therapist and client and both parties are working together in order to instill positive change in the client’s feeling, behaviour, thinking, or social well-being. Further information can be found on the website of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

2 / Who could benefit from psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy can be helpful for anyone who is experiencing distress based on their mental health, emotional health, spiritual health, or general well-being. If you are experiencing any thoughts, feelings, or behaviours that are negatively impacting your day-to-day life and well-being, psychotherapy may be beneficial. It can also be beneficial for those who are struggling to engage in their relationships with others, their partners, or loved ones. 


If you are uncertain as to where to start, you can start by reaching out! Email or call me today to set up a free 30-minute phone consultation.

3 / What is the cost? 

An initial 30-minute phone consultation is free! 

For a 50-minute session, the cost is $140+HST and it is payable via debit, credit, cash, or e-transfer at this time. 


If you do not have any Extended Health Benefits, we can also discuss a sliding scale fee to ensure that you have as much access as possible to services.

4 / Do you accept any insurance payments? 

As a Registered Psychotherapist, we are often covered under Extended Health Benefit programs, though it’s important for you to check with your individual provider, plan, and coverage. I am not able to provide direct billing at this time, and so you would be responsible for paying for the session, at which time I would provide you with a receipt to submit for reimbursement. 


I am also currently a registered provider with the Non-Insured Health Benefits program for Indigenous peoples of Ontario, allowing services for Indigenous peoples to be covered.

5 / How do you create a "safe space"? 

In our time together, I value your lived experiences. You are the expert of you! As such, I am not here to tell you that your perspective or account of any event is “wrong,” “weird,” or that you “should” think differently. Rather I strive to meet you where you are, with empathy, unconditional positive regard, and encouraging congruence, so that we can walk through this journey together. 


I will also look at you for your whole self, including your mental health, emotional health and the impacts these have on your physical well-being, as I believe in the connection between mind and body. I further strive to create a space that is trauma-informed, anti-racist, and inclusive, so that anyone and everyone can feel welcome, as we all deserve a place to explore our truest selves. 


I also value looking at the impacts society at large has on our mental health, as we exist within these systems. Together, we can explore all of the factors that make you, you and help you to work towards meaningful change and long-lasting health and well-being.

Safe Space?
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