FAQ

Answering your questions about therapy & consulting.

The fee for a 50-minute therapy session is $150.00.

Employer benefit packages often cover registered social work services. Check your benefits information for coverage for “MSW” or “RSW” (Master of Social Work, Registered Social Worker).

If you do not have benefits and are paying for counselling out of pocket, you can submit your receipts during tax season under the Medical Expense Tax Credit (METC).

Your therapy sessions are held in utmost confidentiality. By law, information that is shared between a client and a health care provider cannot be disclosed without the client’s consent. I will always seek written consent with you before sharing any information about our work together.

There are important exceptions to confidentiality.

  • I am deeply concerned about your physical safety, or the safety of someone in the community
  • You have indicated that a child under the age of 16 is at risk (abuse or neglect)
  • Your records are subpoenaed in a court of law

In all cases, I will work to communicate clearly about these exceptions to confidentiality.

My session hours are Monday and Wednesday, 10:00am to 4:30pm, and Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00am to 3:00pm. Fridays are administrative, with hours reserved for workshops and trainings. I am unable to offer evening or weekend availability.

I see clients on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis. Clients often have a specific time and day reserved for them, at a frequency that feels most supportive.

I have a limited number of spots for clients who are requiring more affordable or accessible therapy. These spots are currently filled. I encouraged clients requiring accessible therapy to check out this resource:

https://affordabletherapynetwork.com

If my practice is full, there is the option to be added to the waitlist. A waitlist for mental health services is certainly not ideal, and I encourage everyone to continue to search for a therapist with availability. I will offer referral options if and when possible.

While I do work with couples in my practice, I am currently only accepting clients for individual therapy.  While I work with adults of all ages, most clients who come to see me are adults between 20 and 45 years old.

I request 24 hour notice to change or cancel an appointment. The full fee is charged for a late cancellation or a missed session. The cancellation fee is waived for serious emergencies and illness.

I do offer in-person therapy! My office is located downtown Hamilton, at 21 King St W. I have been offering video and tele-therapy throughout the pandemic and will continue to offer both in-person and video therapy in the future.

Payment options are email money transfer or credit card.

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