What happens in a Consult?
The consult would be for 20 minutes, either in person or Zoom. I would be asking about your current struggle, what your goal would be for having sessions and how I can serve you. The consult would allow you to get to know my approach and me before we set up appointments.
How many sessions will I need?
This also depends on the degree that your distress or dilemma is impacting your ability to function in your life and be healthy. If you are in a high state of anxiety, missing work or feel in considerable distress, you may have to start off with more frequent sessions.
What about privacy?
Is what I say confidential?
• A child is or may be at risk of abuse or neglect, or in need of protection
• You or another person is at clear risk of violence or harm
• The courts subpoena me as a witness, or subpoena my files
How and when do I pay?
If you are doing a session online, it is preferred that you make a payment 24 hours prior to your appointment. If your session is face-to-face, you can pay in cash at the appointment time.
What if I don’t have a PayPal account?
What if I need to cancel my appointment?
What hours do you work?
I work Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. I can be flexible with client’s work schedules and availability.
Is counselling covered by my health care plan?
I am in Crisis, what should I do?
Is Online as effective as in-person sessions?
What is Zoom and how do I use it?
How do I know if we will be a good fit?
Can I bring someone with me to my sessions?
What is the difference between a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, a Clinical Counsellor, a Psychologist and a Psychiatrist?
A Registered Clinical Counsellor is a professional who has completed Master’s level counselling education / training and has met the necessary standard requirements to receive the classification as a Registered Clinical Counsellor from the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors
A Psychologist is a mental health professional trained in the study of human behavior. He or she assesses, diagnoses, and treats mental health issues and behavioral disorders.
Psychiatrists are medical doctors who go on to specialize in mental health and mental disorders. Psychiatrists often use medication to help their clients manage their mental disorders.