Common Questions and Responses
HOW LONG IS EACH COUNSELLING SESSION AND HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED TO RESOLVE MY CONCERNS?
A typical therapy session lasts 50 to 60 minutes. Depending on your goals and issues that you are seeking help with you may only require a few sessions to work through a current problem arising in your life.
For example, recent onset sleeping difficulties, recent loss, situational panic attacks, phobias and life transitions may benefit from just 2 to 8 sessions. In other cases, to resolve more complex concerns such as early childhood trauma or neglect, generalized anxiety, chronic pain, anxiety or depression may require longer term therapy.
In our initial session we will discuss your most pressing concerns and goals and develop a plan to help you benefit from our work together.
DO YOU SPECIALIZE IN SPECIFIC THERAPY TECHNIQUES?
I am a passionate life-long learner and strive to provide the very best care for the people who entrust their time in counselling with me. I have specialized training and experience with a variety of modalities and conduct my assessments with sensitivity to what will best serve each individual. Specialized techniques that I have training and experience in include:
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy) for post-traumatic stress, PTSD, and other distressing experiences, phobias, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.
DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE RATES?
Yes, I hold a portion of my schedule for sliding scale rates. If you would like to request a sliding scale rate contact me to discuss your individual situation and we will discuss a treatment plan and session fee. I currently have a wait list of about 3 months for a sliding scale space to come available.