Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How long will sessions last and how often should I come?

Sessions are 50 minutes in length and then I spend 10 minutes planning for our next meeting.In my experience, therapy is most successful for those who attend weekly or every other week. However, if financial pressures should keep you from regular therapy, I also provide services for clients who attend therapy monthly.

Q. What happens during the first therapy session?

Many people express feelings of worry and nervousness when they come to therapy for the first time. I hope that I am able to provide support to new clients and make them feel comfortable and safe. The first session involves gathering information and discussing: your reasons for coming to therapy, past struggles you may have faced, family information, how you are coping with your current struggles, and setting goals for therapy.

Q. Will my extended health care benefits cover the cost of my therapy sessions?

In most cases counselling is covered under extended health care plans. Please check with your insurance provider prior to session.

Q. How many sessions will I need to attend?

The amount of sessions you attend will vary depending on your personal issues and your goals for therapy. Some clients complete therapy with a few sessions, while other clients benefit from long-term therapy.

Q. Is the information we talk in therapy about kept confidential?

Social Workers have an ethical and legal duty to hold in confidence the information that is shared during therapy. There are limits to this confidentiality and these limitations will be discussed during the initial meeting.

Q. Are you the right person to help me?

It is important that you feel comfortable with your therapist and ensure I am a good fit. I am hopeful that we can build a positive therapeutic relationship and that my strengths will help you reach your goals in therapy. Our initial session will give you a good idea about the therapeutic fit and help you decide if I am the right therapist for you.