Getting started

Scheduling

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  • I hold in-person sessions in my Bowmanville office on Monday through Thursday from 11am-7pm and Fridays from 10am-5pm. I also can schedule on-line sessions when needed.
  • I may be able to accommodate occasional sessions outside of this time frame. Please let me know your needs and we can talk about what works best for you.

Rates and insurance

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  • $120 for individual sessions and $150 for couples sessions (including HST). 
  • I appreciate that payment can be stressful without coverage so I may be able to offer a sliding scale. We will need to discuss this ahead of time.  
  • Payment is due at the end of each session and a receipt is sent to you electronically following the session.
  • I accommodate payment using cash, cheque, e-transfer, debit/credit cards.
  • My counselling services are not covered under OHIP. As a Psychotherapist, my services may be covered under your benefit plan (Psychotherapy) but I encourage you to check into this to confirm.  
  • You can claim expenses for psychotherapy as a medical expense tax credit on your income tax return. 

Cancellation

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  • Ideally, I require at least 24 hours notice to cancel a session without full rate charge. If it is due to an illness or emergency and we are able to reschedule another session during the same week, then you will not be charged the cancellation fee.  
  • Missed appointments/cancellations with less than 24 hours are subject to the full fee.   

Confidentiality

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  •  Any information that you share in session will be kept confidential and I will not share it without your consent unless I am required to do so by law. 
  • A user-friendly, private, secure PHIPA compliant online platform is used to ensure confidentiality when working together on-line. 
  • Your personal information is securely stored and will be held for 10 years following the end of our working relationship.   
  • We will discuss ethical issues in our initial session and revisit this during the counselling process when needed.