Q Why Therapy? How do I know that this will work for me?

A. There are times in all of our lives where we are faced with a crisis of emotional, mental or spiritual unease and I believe we all have the capacity for healing and self-growth. When we find ourselves at these cross roads finding support in a safe and non-judgmental environment can be of great help. Everyone is different. However, when you feel comfortable with your therapist, and the right treatment approaches are used, there is a very good chance that you will see improvement.

Q. What will happen during sessions?

A. Each session is unique to the individual, this is your time and can be tailored to what you want to address.  In the first session, the reasons that you have decided to come for therapy will be discussed, as well as some gathering of background information.  In subsequent sessions, the thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that continue to be problematic will be examined as well as incorporating ways to cope better, feel better and deal with problems more effectively over the long-term.

Q. Do you accept health insurance?

A. I do not. However, if you would like to try and access your “Out of Network” benefits, I can provide you with a form which you can submit to your insurance company to try and receive reimbursement.  If this is the route you would like to go I recommend calling the number on the back of your insurance card to find out what your specific plan’s policy is for out of network mental heath providers

Q. Why don't you accept insurance?

A.  There are a few reasons therapists choose to not take insurance. One reason is that  insurance companies requires a diagnosis which then becomes a part of your permanent medical record. Some people are uncomfortable with this and the potential impact it could have on them in the future. There are also many people who come in for therapy that have issues they want to work on and do not have a diagnosable condition.  Insurance companies also require information from sessions be sent to them to justify payment, and will put stipulations on how many sessions they will allow a client to come before they will no longer pay for sessions.

For the reasons above and the challenges of providers navigating the insurance companies and receiving payment I prefer to work with clients on a self pay basis.  This way the privacy and confidentiality of our sessions can remain private and we are not beholden to outside influences on what and how long we can work together.

Because of these stipulations, and the challenges that often come for providers regarding receiving payment from insurance companies, I prefer to work with my clients on a self-pay basis only. That way I can maintain your full privacy, and we can determine exactly how long we’d like to work together without any outside influence or pressure.

Q. What forms of payment do I take?

A. Cash, debit, credit and check are all acceptable forms of payment.

Q. Cancellations

A.  I understand that some things come up that are out of our control.  If you cancel or reschedule within 48 hours you wont be charged.  Anything less than 48 hours notice my policy is to charge for the session.