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 $150 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.
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.
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!
John Bradshaw - Healing the Shame that Binds You
Harville Hendrix - Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples
Margaret Paul - Inner Bonding: Becoming a Loving Adult to your Inner Child
Harriet Lerner - The Dance of Intimacy
Eugene Gendlin - Focusing
Caroline Myss - Anatomy of the Spirit
Richard C. Schwartz - Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model
Robert W. Firestone - The Fantasy Bond
Robert A. Johnson - He
Robert A. Johnson - She
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.