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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where are you located?

A: I am located in Guelph, Ontario!

Q: Is there parking available at your office?

A: Yes! There is free parking at the side of the building. For more information about my exact location check out the contact page. 

Q: Are your services covered by extended health care benefits?

A:  Yes.  However, it really depends on what your specific package includes. If you are unsure, I would encourage you to call your provider and inquire about whether or not Psychotherapy services are covered. 

Q: Can I claim this service under Social Work or Psychological services through my extended healthy care benefits?

A: No. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the college of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). 

Q: Do you offer a sliding scale?

A: Unfortunately I do not offer sliding scale prices at this time.  

Q: How old do I have to be to consent to therapy?

A: There is no hard and fast age or rule.  You must be able to demonstrate your understanding of "informed consent" as well as the risks/benefits of engaging in therapy versus the risks and benefits of not engaging in therapy.  These topics are covered in the initial session.  You can, however, be as young as 12 years old and consent, so long as you demonstrate your understanding of the topics mentioned above. 

Q: What are your fees for service?

A: Fees can be found under the Services & Fees tab. 

Q: What are some potential risks of counselling?

A:  Sometimes symptoms can worsen before they get better through the process of beginning to talk and open up about your issues.  However, the hope is that therapy will help in the long run! 

Q: Do you provide skills for your clients to use outside of the session? Or is it more "talk therapy"? What is your approach?

A: I always rely on evidence-informed treatment modalities to help guide our work together and address the presenting symptoms.  In doing so, I offer concrete skills to my clients that they are encouraged to practice outside of our sessions together.  That being said, I also like to think of myself as a client-centred therapist.  This means that I leave room for updates and allow for the session to flow organically as needed.  It is my job to keep my clients on track and to manage our time appropriately. 

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