Frequently Asked Questions
Can my sessions be covered by insurance?
This depends on your provider and plan, so it's important that you check before booking a session. If you do have psychological service coverage, I am able to provide you with a receipt from a supervising Psychologist. Please let me know upon booking if you do require this receipt.
In addition, Psychotherapy will soon be included in most plans as it has become a controlled act with a regulatory body. Many insurance companies have added this service to their coverage but have yet to include it in the printed material, so I always recommend calling and inquiring.
- Do I need a doctor's note to begin therapy?
You do not. While a physician or psychiatrist may recommend counselling, you can reach out to a therapist anytime to begin your journey!
- How do I know if I am right for therapy?
While there used to be some stigma or misconception about therapy before, now more and more people are including it into their regular self care routine. I believe every person can benefit from therapy, as long as they are open and committed to the process. Regardless of whether your life reached some pivotal point or you simply want more awareness, therapy can provide more meaning, depth, and most importantly, support.
- What can I expect from my first session?
For your first visit, do expect to go over some logistics in the beginning of the session. There are some forms that are required and can also be found HERE . You may choose to fill those out prior to the session and bring them in, or we can go over them together. Initial session is also a great time to ask any questions about the process if you did not have a phone consultation beforehand. In the remaining time, we will begin on our work together.
- How long is a typical session?
Typical session is 50 minutes long, in order to give some time for note taking and payment. It can be extended to full 60 minutes as needed.
- Is everything I say confidential?
Confidentiality is the foundation of a therapeutic relationship and is necessary for its success. In addition to being an ethical code of conduct, all people working with therapists are protected by the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA, 2004), which is regulated in Ontario.
(There are limits to confidentiality, which will be covered in the first session and can also be found HERE)
- Do I have to commit to a minimum amount of sessions?
Not at all. I practice client centered psychotherapy, which means we can go at your pace and focus only on those things that you want to focus on. That being said, you will always get more out of the process if you commit to it on a regular basis, at least in the beginning. Creating new patterns takes work, practice and consistency.
If you have more questions, please don't hesitate to send them via the Contact Page.