I offer online and phone sessions. For all electronic and phone counselling, I ask that you call me at our designated session time.
Fees & Payment
My hourly fee is $180, which can be paid by cheque or e-transfer.
The fees for social work counselling services may be partly covered under an extended health plan — the same plan that reimburses you for medications, eyeglasses, massages, etc. Read the fine print in your extended health plan to see how the coverage works and that sessions with a Registered Social Worker (RSW) are covered. I issue a receipt that you can send to your insurance company for reimbursement.
There is no GST on my services.
Individual sessions are 55 minutes long.
Couple sessions are 80 minutes long. Longer couple sessions allow us to have enough time to focus on the issues and start to transform unhealthy couple habits into healthier ways of being together.
Appointments & Cancellations
I make and change my own appointments.
If you need to cancel an appointment, please give me 24 hours notice. No-shows without notice cost $50, unless you are sick.
Telephone Follow-Up & Consultations
If you are one of my currently active clients, I believe being available for telephone consultations is part of my service. When we are changing habits, it is extraordinarily powerful to deal with a concern in the moment, rather than waiting until the next session.
So if you wish to talk something over with me between appointments, just call.
If I don’t answer, leave a message with some times I can reach you. These consultations are billable if over 10 minutes, but I usually find that a brief talk deals with whatever is the issue.