Answers to questions you may have.
Q. How often will I have to see you?
A. That is up to you. I can offer my opinion after we have had our 1st session/intake. Many of my clients meet with me once every 2 weeks. Others see me weekly and others once a month depending on what we are working on.
Q. Where do we meet?
A. Currently and for the foreseeable future I see clients virtually; either by phone or video. I provide you with a secure link to connect with me.
Q. What is your hourly rate?
A. My rate is $150/hour. (nurses are exempt from charging HST)
Q. What is grief therapy?
A. Grief therapy is a form of psychotherapy that aims to help people cope with the physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and cognitive responses to loss. There is no right way to grieve — everyone reacts to loss differently and grieves in their own way. There’s also no normal duration for grief; it may take months or years to accept the loss of a loved one (loss of a relationship, loss of career, pet) and begin to move forward. Grief therapy provides support and a safe space to explore and process the feelings and thoughts that come with grief.
Q. What is a grief educator?
A. “A Certified Grief Educator is committed to providing the highest level of grief support through education, experience, and insights into the often unacknowledged rocky terrain of grief.
Certified Grief Educators completed a certificate program designed by world-renowned grief expert, David Kessler. They bring his unique methodology, tools, and decades of experience to help people navigate the challenges of grief.”
Q. What is Narrative Therapy?
A. Narrative therapy is a style of therapy that helps people become—and embrace being—an expert in their own lives. In narrative therapy, there is an emphasis on the stories we develop and carry with us through our lives.
Q. What is CBT?
A. CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) focuses on challenging and changing cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems.
Q. What is DBT?
A. DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) primarily helps clients regulate intense emotions and improve interpersonal relationships through validation, acceptance and behavior change.
Q. What is a RN Psychotherapist?
A. I am a Registered Nurse, registered by the College of Nurses of Ontario. When a nurse has the knowledge, skill and judgment we may perform psychotherapy in our practice and use the title of RN Psychotherapist. My clinical experience and education allow me to practice psychotherapy. Psychotherapy is primarily a talk-based therapy and is intended to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being.
Q. Are your services covered by insurance?
A. Some insurance providers recognize that nurses are legislated to perform psychotherapy and reimburse my clients. I can provide information that you can share with your insurance provider to see if my services would be covered. Many of my clients pay out of pocket for therapy, which can be claimed on taxes under medical expenses (please check with your accountant or whoever prepares your taxes for further info).
Your story is inside of you. Working together you will discover your inner strength and find that YOU can guide your change, growth, healing and happiness.
Please contact me if you have any other questions.