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  • Where are you located?
    I am located at 161 Stafford Street, #3. When you enter 161 Stafford you will walk up a small set of stairs, my office is within Safe Harbour Therapy to the right before the main staircase. Please enter and have a seat on the chairs. I will come collect you when we are ready for your session.
  • Do I need a referral?
    I do not require referrals from outside sources but if you may be required to have a doctors referral to claim my services with insurance. Please check your coverage.
  • How do I book an appointment?
    New clients are invited to call 204-800-9910 for a free 20 minute consult to see if my services are a good fit for your needs. I aim to return calls within 24-48 hours. Returning clients are invited to call, text or email Appointments are currently daytime only.
  • What can I expect in the first appointment?
    Initial sessions are booked for 1.5 hours to accomodate assessment time and paperwork. When you first arrive you can take a seat in the waiting room and I will have you fill out some intake forms. In session we will then review the consent for service form, confidentiality and the limits of confidentiality within my profession. This session will be a chance for us to get to know each other better. I will ask some questions to help me undertand the issue that has brought you to therapy and we will start to make a plan together of how we will work to help you feel better.
  • What do you charge for your services?
    An initial 20 minute phone consultation is free of charge. The fee is set at $150 per 50 min session. I accept electronic payments for your convenience and provide emailed invoices.
  • Are you covered under insurance?
    As a registered social worker most insurance plans will cover my services. Please check your plan. I do not direct bill but will provide you with an emailed invoice. As of Sept 26th, 2012 therapy provided by a registered social worker can be claimed as a medical expense tax deduction when you file income tax returns.
  • Where can I park?
    Street parking is available on Stafford Street except for during peak hours. You may also park on any side streets such as Yale Avenue. Please do not park in assigned parking behind the building.
  • Who should attend the appointment?
    You can decide who should attend the initial appointment except in the case of adolescent therapy. Guardians need to attend an initial appointment and depending on circumstances, may be seen with or without the adolescent. Please call to discuss this further if you have any questions or concerns.
  • What is EMDR?
    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an effective and rapid treatment for trauma. It has been found effective in 20 controlled studies and is listed in treatment guidelines in many government and regulatory bodies. No one knows how many different forms of psychotherapy work on the brain but it is believed that EMDR helps the brain to process overwhelming experiences. These experiences seem to get "stuck" in our nervous systems, leading to symptoms that disrupt our lives. EMDR helps to sort these overwhelming experiences into memories that are less upsetting.
  • What is CBT?
    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence based psychotherapy technique that focuses on how we think (cognitive) and how we act (behavioural) with the belief that our thoughts affect both how we feel and how we act. It has proven success treating a wide range of issues including anxiety and depression.
  • What if I miss a session?
    Please let me know as soon as possible by texting or calling (204-800-9910). While I understand that life happens cancellations with less than 24 hour notice, except for emergencies, will be required to pay for the missed session.
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