Counselling for Children, Teens, and Adults
Your session and files are kept confidential. There are however limits to confidentiality. I will release information if I receive your written consent to release information, or a court order to release information. I have an ethical obligation to report if you or your child are in danger or present a danger to yourselves or others.
I require 24 hours notice for cancellations. If your appointment is scheduled after a weekend or holiday and you need to cancel, a notification prior to the weekend or holiday is preferred and greatly appreciated.
Do I need a doctor’s referral for myself, or my teenager before seeing you for counselling?
No, you do not need a referral from a doctor. You can simply contact me to book your appointment.
Are your therapy services covered by my health insurance?
As a registered psychologist, my services are covered by extended health benefits. You will need to pay for my services at the time of your session, and then submit your receipt to your provider. Please check with your provider in advance to find out about the amount of coverage you may be reimbursed for, and whether or not they require you to use specific service providers.
What is your fee?
My fee is $200 per hour.
Where is your counselling office located?
My therapy office is located in Calgary at Suite 500, 5940 Macleod Trail SW T2H 2G4. Please click here to book an appointment.
Do you provide phone or Skype Counselling?
At the moment, my counselling services are offered only in my office in Calgary. However, if you are a regular client and have to be away for a period of time, or are unable to come to my office for sessions, then I can work with you for a brief period of time via the phone. I do not provide Skype counselling.
How soon can you see me for a therapy appointment?
As a rule, that depends on our respective schedules. If you, or your adolescent child are experiencing a serious crisis, I will try to accommodate you as soon as possible.
What is the duration of a therapy session?
A therapy hour is 50 minutes.
What methods of counselling do you use?
I primarily utilize a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approach. CBT is a proven approach to therapy and one of the most frequent forms of treatment.
CBT focuses on your thinking patterns and helps you transform negative and unhelpful thinking into more positive thinking patterns. Once you are able to change your thinking, your behavior also changes, and you are in a better position to improve in your life.
I enjoy collaborating with my clients. My hope is that through cooperation, commitment, and hard work from each of us, you will accomplish your goals.
How do you handle diversity in your practice?
I do my best to be respectful, and to incorporate what is important and relevant to your unique needs.
I am genuinely interested in who you are, and where you are coming from. I therefore try to remain curious, and learn as much as I can about you so that I can serve well.
How long will it take before I see results?
Results vary depending on the nature of your problem, the severity of the problem, how long the problem has occurred, as well as your willingness and commitment to improve your situation.
However, usually within a few sessions, you’ll start to feel better. After several sessions, you’ll likely experience some changes in your life. Longer standing problems may take several months to resolve completely.
We’ll discuss your progress as we go along and decide how long you should be in therapy in order to meet your goals.
Do you provide services to parents, couples and families, as well as adolescents?
Yes, I see individuals for a variety of problems including low mood and depression; stress, anxiety and worry; and relationship struggles.
If you are having a problem with your teenager, I will likely work with your teen alone, as well as see you, the parent, for some of the sessions. I sometimes invite the parent into the session for a brief period of time as needed, or provided joint sessions when necessary.
If there is a specific issue between you and your partner that is impacting on your child, we can also set up a session to try to resolve this.
Are my therapy sessions confidential?
Absolutely. All therapy sessions are confidential. I do not, under any circumstances, reveal the details of any therapy session with any other person(s). All psychologists are bound by this ethical principle.
Confidentiality is also maintained if I am working with your teen. If there is something that your child has revealed to me that I feel you should know, I will encourage your teen to share it with you.
There are limits to confidentiality. I am required by law to reveal information if my client is in danger, or if he or she presents a danger to himself or others. I am also able to release information if I am court ordered to reveal specific information, or if you give me signed, written permission to release information.
How do I book an appointment?
To schedule your first appointment, please contact me.
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