FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
You Probably Have Some Questions…
Read below for commonly asked questions.
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Do I need a referral from a doctor for psychotherapy?
What can I expect when meeting with my therapist ?
Are your services covered?
We bill several insurance companies directly! For those companies we are unable to bill directly detailed invoices and receipts are provided so that you may readily seek coverage for your expenses. Families are encouraged to obtain information directly from their insurance companies regarding extent of coverage.
Do you have weekend or evening appointments?
How long and how often are the sessions? How many sessions are required?
Are your services confidential?
Prior to starting any therapeutic relationship, we will review confidentiality with our clients.
The law protects the relationship between a client and a therapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
- Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself
- Minors (under 18 y/o) must be accompanied to their first appointment by a parent in order to provide informed consent for services and to discuss the limitations of confidentiality for the minor, unless they are a mature minor
Why therapy and what do you think about medication?
Medication can be very helpful. It can be the lift you need to feel well enough to start seeking help. However, medication can only treat the symptoms of an issue, where as therapy attempts to address the root cause of the distress and behaviour patterns. It’s my belief that people can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness. Working with your medical doctor, you can determine what’s best for you, and in some cases a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action (which is evidence based). With your consent, I am happy to work collaboratively with your physician to discuss treatment planning and best outcomes.