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What are your rates?

Individual sessions $150 per 60 min session

Couples sessions are $187.50 per 75 minute session

Some Sliding Scale spots are available please ask your counsellor for more information.

Do you direct bill Insurance?

We do not direct bill but will email your invoice at the end of our session for you to submit to your insurance company. Please check to see if your policy covers Clinical Counsellors, if we are not covered you can submit our receipts for income tax purposes. 

Please feel free to ask any questions you have about your coverage.

I’d recommend asking these questions to your insurance provider to help determine your benefits:

  • Does my health insurance plan include Mental Health Benefits?
  • Do I have a deductible? If so, what is it and have I met it yet?
  • Does my plan limit how many sessions per calendar year I can have? If so, what is the limit?
  • Do I need written approval from my primary care physician in order for services to be covered?
  • Does your provider cover Clinical Counsellors under your policy?

Individual Counseling

Is Counseling Right for Me?

Seeking out counseling is an individual choice. There are many reasons why people come to see a counsellor. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing issues, or problems with anxiety or depression. Other times it is in response to unexpected changes in one’s life such as transitions or family problems. Many seek support as they pursue their own personal growth. Working with a counsellor can help provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life challenges. Counseling can help many types of issues including depression, anxiety, burnout, grief, stress management, children’s behaviours and general life transitions. Counseling is right for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their life by learning strategies to improve their unique situation, creating greater self-awareness and making changes in their lives that they feel good about.

Do I really need counseling? I can usually handle my problems.

Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully worked through other difficulties you’ve faced, there’s nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. 

In fact, counselling is for people who recognize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking action by accepting where you are at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking counseling. 

Counseling can create opportunities for making long-lasting changes, getting the support you need, for changing unhealthy patterns and giving new perspectives to old problems, learning strategies you need to avoid triggers and overcoming whatever challenges you face. Together we can make the changes you want to see in your life.

How can counseling help me?

A number of benefits are available from participating in counseling. Counsellors can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, and stress management. Many people also find that counsellors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Counsellors can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or support you in finding a solution. The benefits you obtain from counseling depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from counseling include:

  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
  • Developing skills for improving your relationships
  • Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek counseling
  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
  • Improving communications and listening skills
  • Changing old behaviour patterns and developing new ones
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence

What is Counselling like?

Every session is unique, but we would start with going over why you came to see me, how this is affecting you and those around you, and some background history. We would set up a series of sessions, as working intensely with my clients helps to get them where they need to be as quickly as possible. 

Sometimes counselling can be short-term, focusing on a specific problem, or more long-term, working on more complex problems or ongoing personal growth. 

There may be times when you are asked to take certain actions outside of the sessions, such as reading a relevant book or keeping records to track certain behaviours. It is important to process what has been discussed and put it into action between sessions. If you are an active participant both during and between sessions you may accelerate your progress towards your goals working towards self-change and create greater awareness in your life.

How long will it take to complete counseling?

This is difficult question to determine in a FAQ’s page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counselling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counselling in the first place.