All interactions which take place in the setting of therapy are considered confidential. This includes requests by telephone, all interactions with this counsellor, any scheduling or appointment notes, all session content records, and any progress notes that I take during your sessions. I will not even verify that you are a client. You may choose to give me permission in writing to release any or specific information about you to any person or agency that you designate. Counsellors are required to break confidentiality under exceptional circumstances, which will be reviewed with you during your first visit.
Q: How long can I expect to come to therapy?
There is no definitive answer to this question. Though it’s safe to say more than a session or two is necessary to make any headway on what brings someone in, some individuals find a few sessions are sufficient, while others choose to continue long-term.
Often individuals choose to continue to work with me through additional layers as they arise while others choose to address additional items outside of the therapeutic context.
There isn’t necessarily a correct answer, but we can collaborate together to help you make the ultimate choice for yourself.
Q: Why can’t you bill my insurance?
Given the unpredictability of insurance coverage, I have chosen to charge the client directly.
Q: What if I can’t afford your fee?
Don’t let my fee discourage you from contacting me, we may be able to work something out.
I’ve found that more often than not, I’m able to come up with an acceptable arrangement with most people. Even when that hasn’t been the case, I’ve been able to refer inquiries to therapists who may be able to accommodate your financial situation.