Counselling, Psychotherapy and Reduced Fees Services

Ottawa, Ontario 343-887-5222


Frequently Asked Questions

Does insurance cover your fees?

Yes, most extended health insurance plans will provide some coverage for fees paid for psychotherapy and psychological services. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions about my fees, fee schedule or insurance coverage.

Do I need a referral to access your services?

No, you can contact me directly by phone or email to schedule an appointment or to ask me further questions about my services.

What can I expect in our first meeting together?

The initial session is a consultation appointment. In this meeting, I review the policies and procedures relating to my practice. I also ask you questions to find out about your emotional concerns, expectations for therapy as well as about your personal background. Based on this assessment, I develop recommendations for your therapeutic care.
Moreover, this meeting is also your opportunity to meet me, ask me any questions that you may have and discuss the concerns or personal goals that led you to consider therapy. This initial appointment will provide you with my assessment recommendations as well as a first-hand experience of my style and approach as a therapist.

How long is an appointment?

A therapy session lasts for 50 minutes.

How often would we meet for sessions?

Clients who attend therapy sessions regularly tend to benefit the most from the therapy. Most clients attend weekly sessions because this frequency of appointments facilitates the development of a strong and comfortable therapeutic relationship. It also provides continuity of care and helps build momentum toward meeting therapeutic goals. However, it is your decision how often you would like to attend sessions and I will work with you to meet your needs and expectations.

How long will therapy last?

Each individual is unique and consequently, the length of therapy depends on you and your needs, motives, wishes and expectations for change.

Is your building accessible for those individuals with mobility issues?

Yes, there is an elevator for access to the building.

What is the difference between psychotherapy and counselling?

Psychotherapy tends to be in-depth and exploratory in nature, and is recommended for complex emotional concerns. Counselling usually refers to therapeutic work that is narrower in its focus.