WHAT IS PSYCHOTHERAPY?
Psychotherapy is primarily a talk-based therapy and is intended to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being. Registered Psychotherapists work with individuals, couples and families in individual and group settings. Psychotherapy occurs when the Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and client enter into a psychotherapeutic relationship where both work together to bring about positive change in the client’s thinking, feeling, behaviour and social functioning. Individuals usually seek psychotherapy when they have thoughts, feelings, moods and behaviours that are adversely affecting their day-to-day lives, relationships and the ability to enjoy life. (CRPO, 2020)
HOW CAN WE MEET FOR APPOINTMENTS?
I know life can be hectic - or we can't meet for safety reasons - so I offer my clients the flexibility to meet in three ways: in-person, online or by phone.
DO I NEED A REFERRAL?
No - most individuals and couples don't need a referral; you can contact me directly.
Active RCMP and CAF clients must obtain an internal referral prior to meeting with me in order to facilitate direct billing through Blue Cross. Veterans can contact me directly.
WHAT THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES WILL BE USED?
I create tailor-made plans for each client and work in unique ways to meet clients' goals. Approaches I use are person-centred/client-centered, cognitive-behavioural (CBT), mindfulness-based, solution-focused, compassion-focused, narrative, and attachment-focused. I also teach DBT skills and can use motivational interviewing.
WILL MY INSURANCE PAY?
My fees are covered by many extended health care benefit plans. It is clients' responsibility to check with their insurance providers for coverage for Registered Psychotherapists and to submit all receipts for reimbursement (note: late cancellation fees are usually not covered by insurance plans).
I provide direct billing for RCMP, Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans and IRCC clients.