Frequently asked questions
Our psychotherapy practice is in North York – Toronto, Ontario Canada.
Every individual is unique in their struggles and my task is to work with your personal challenges and provide the most appropriate and effective form of therapy.
Please take a look at my services page to see the types of conditions I am experienced in addressing. Again, the therapy type will be unique to you.
Seeking psychotherapy is a deeply personal choice but if your mental struggles are causing significant distress in your life and nothing you are doing seems to help, or you have turned to detrimental habits (e.g. drugs, alcohol, gambling etc.) in an attempt to cope, it is time to seek the expert help of a professional.
People who reach out to professional psychotherapists usually do so because their life seems to be unfulfilling. Many individuals may need help re-processing and managing their emotions and finding success in any aspect of their lives.
If you feel that life could be better or that you can’t adjust or continue on, psychotherapy can assist.
Psychotherapy is known as “talk therapy” and is a collaborative treatment based on a relationship between the client and the therapist.
Have you ever asked yourself, “Why does the world that my parents and teachers promised me turn out to be so difficult?” It doesn’t have to be. Psychotherapy works by focusing on adaptive coping and individual strengths so that you can overcome challenges and enjoy success.
Because psychotherapy is based on a collaborative relationship between patient and therapist, not every therapist is going to be a perfect match.
The best way to find the right therapist is to call and discuss what you need. You should lay out your issues and struggles before having an initial session with a therapist. A good therapist will immediately tell you if they can help you or not.
As a professional therapist, I take ethics and privacy extremely seriously, so you can trust that I safeguard our client-therapist confidentiality.
As a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, I am dedicated to upholding the code of my professional organization.
Because everyone is unique in their needs and challenges, it’s impossible to provide a timeline for therapy. However, goals and checkpoints are helpful in quickening the pace and can be discussed during your discovery call.
Some people stay with psychotherapy for a short period of time while others use psychotherapy as a method to unlocking greater self-awareness and personal development over a longer period of time.
Once therapy starts, we will review your progress so that you get the most out of your sessions. How long you stay in therapy is completely up to you.
At the present time, Psychotherapy cost $150 (HST included) per session.
Because OHIP does not cover psychotherapy, all my psychotherapy services are paid for directly by the client.
However, my services are covered by extended workplace benefits provided by most Canadian insurance carriers e.g. Sunlife, Great West Life etc.
Contact your health insurance provider to see if they cover psychotherapy services or ask your employer if they offer extended health plans that provide partial or full reimbursement.