Confidentiality & discretion assured. I see clients in a private office in my home in south Kitchener (see Contact page for address).
Individuals, couples, small adult groups welcome. Referrals available for those seeking counseling services for children and teens.
Sessions are 50-60 minutes, Tuesday-Thursday evenings at 5pm, 6:30pm, or 8pm. Extended sessions are available by special arrangement only.
- Individuals: $100/hr
- Couples/groups: $125/hr (cash clients, $120)
- Intake sessions are 1/2 the standard session fee
If you require being able to submit receipts for counselling to an employee benefit program for reimbursement, please check your benefits first to confirm your coverage — specifically, what services are covered, and to what annual maximum. Some providers will accept marriage or individual counselling with CRPO registration or an AAMFT membership; some will only cover licensed psychology/psychiatry or services provided by a Registered Social Worker (RSW). If your package is limited to the latter, I am a supervised member of the Dalton Associates network under Dr. Dan Dalton (www.daltonassociates.ca); there is a separate billing and fee system we can access to allow you to use your benefits after the initial intake session.
Payment by cash or cheque only unless you are a Dalton network client, in which case you can also pay by credit card. Also, I require a minimum 24 hours’ notice for cancellations by phone or email, or you will be charged your full fee rate for the missed appointment. There is no cancellation fee applied if I must cancel the appointment, or if the cancellation is weather-driven.
If you are an active or retired first-responder or Canadian Armed Forces personnel with proof of ID, the rate for individual sessions is $10/session for the first six sessions (including intake), $15/session for the next six, subject to review beyond the 12th session. Please don’t let money be a thing that stops you from seeking help if you need it.
Eligible individuals in the Milton or west-end GTA interested in the 1st Responder package can now also see my colleague, Susan Tarshis, on a similar arrangement (fees may vary): http://www.susantarshis.ca/
This Huffington Post article offers a nice description of the psychotherapy experience and what to expect on your first time in, whether it’s a complete crisis situation or a simpler tune-up to existing relationship or self-management tools.