Questions & Answers
What is the physical space like?
How long will I be in therapy?
How do I choose a therapist?
It is a good idea to have an email or phone conversation when you first contact a potential therapist. Try to determine if this therapist has expertise regarding your particular situation. Also, just see if you feel comfortable talking with your prospective therapist. If you feel comfortable, book a first appointment (paid session) to figure out if this person is a “good fit” for you. If the first session works out, you can book another one. If you do not find it helpful, then you can continue your search. I would be happy to provide a referral to another competent practitioner should you wish one.
What happens during the first session?
How long do appointments last?
Why 50 minutes? That seems strange.
I spend 10 minutes planning for our next meeting. Please note that for couples counselling 90 minutes is required.
Do you prescribe medication?
Is the information I share in counselling confidential?
Will my extended health care benefits cover the cost of my therapy sessions?
Do you have to have a beard to be a male therapist? People often ask!
Are you a Registered Social Worker (RSW)?
I am a RSW and am a member in good standing with the Social Worker, Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).