Confidentiality

Our discussions will be held in strict confidentiality.  Any exceptions to this rule will be discussed in our first session. 


Fees + Billing

My fee is $125 for a 1 hour session. I do offer a sliding scale based on client need. Payment is expected after each session; cash, cheque, credit card, and e-transfer are accepted. I take insurance from plans that cover Registered Psychotherapists.


Process

There is no common route to wellness, everyone’s journey is different.  During your sessions the healing journey will unfold organically.  Know that whatever you bring into therapy that day will connect you back to yourself - even if it feels sometimes like it isn’t.


RESOURCES

Here are some books and a website that I find helpful as we move through our therapeutic process. Books are available for purchase or through your local library; audiobooks are also a great option when you're on the go!

Books:

  1. John Bradshaw - Healing the Shame that Binds You

  2. Harville Hendrix - Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples

  3. Margaret Paul - Inner Bonding: Becoming a Loving Adult to your Inner Child

  4. Harriet Lerner - The Dance of Intimacy

  5. Eugene Gendlin - Focusing

  6. Caroline Myss - Anatomy of the Spirit

  7. Richard C. Schwartz - Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model

  8. Robert W. Firestone - The Fantasy Bond

  9. Robert A. Johnson - He

  10. Robert A. Johnson - She

  11. Robert A. Johnson - We

I have been practicing Vipassana meditation, an insight-based meditation technique, for over 18 years.  Benefits of Vipassana include living a more peaceful life, experiencing a deeper sense of calm, and feeling increased compassion, for yourself and others. 

In practicing Vipassana you learn to observe things 'as they are, and not as you would like them to be'.  This key tenet in mindfulness-based meditation, the ability to be present in the moment, is something I have experience with and will bring to our work together. 

Website:

Vipassana Meditation
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation.  Once inside the site double click ‘The Art of Living’.