Frequently Asked Questions
What if I'm nervous about getting started with therapy?
It's completely normal to feel nervous or anxious about attending therapy for the first time. It takes courage to reach out for support — especially from someone you haven't met just yet! This is why I offer a free 15 minute consultation where we can touch base and directly address any questions or concerns that you may have about the process before we get started.
Is online therapy right for me?
Online therapy might be a great fit for you if you're looking for an accessible and convenient option from the comfort of your own home. Taking travel time out of the equation allows for you to schedule therapy within any time that fits your schedule. All sessions take place on a secure PHIPA compliant video platform so you can ensure your privacy will be protected.
What can I expect in a therapy session?
Your first session will be a chance to get to know each other and talk about what's going on, your needs, your values and your goals moving forward. Future sessions will generally consist of a combination of discussing your experience and emotions, building and strengthening life skills, psychoeducation, problem-solving and action-planning. We'll work together on a therapeutic approach that works for you.
How many sessions will I need?
Sessions are typically weekly or bi-weekly. The frequency of sessions and length of overall therapy varies based on the types of issues and progress. Therapy can be short-term for a few months or long term over the course of years as a practice for maintaining mental wellness. At the end of the day, it is always up to you and you are free to withdraw from therapy at any point.
Do you accept insurance?
Many insurance plans offer coverage for psychotherapy. Please check with your provider on whether your plan covers psychotherapy or counselling with a Registered Psychotherapist. You will receive a receipt after each payment that can be sent to your insurance provider for reimbursement. Therapy can also be claimed as a medical expense on your income taxes.
I think I'm ready to give therapy a try. What's my next step?
Fill out the contact form below to book your free 15 minute consultation!