Frequently Asked Questions
Questions to ask when choosing your therapist:
How would you describe your approach to counselling?
What are your strengths and limitations as a therapist?
What type of therapy would you recommend for my concerns?
What can I expect in a typical session?
Does this therapist make me feel safe and comfortable?
Do I feel like we could have a productive therapeutic relationship?
Do they respect and honour my unique identities?
Does their therapeutic approach and philosophy resonate with me?
What is counselling and how can it help me?
Counselling is a collaborative process between a trained therapist and a client aimed at exploring feelings, behaviours, and thoughts to improve mental health and well-being. It can help individuals cope with challenges, improve relationships, and develop coping skills.
How does virtual counselling work?
Clients can schedule sessions online and connect with their therapist through a secure video call or chat, where they can discuss concerns, receive guidance, and work on their mental health goals.
What types of approaches do you use?
Our therapeutic approach is integrative, using a wide range of modalities and perspectives in treatment depending on individual needs, including but not limited to: trauma-informed, experiential, and somatic techniques; relational, existential, and depth-oriented approaches; and more structured modalities such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT).
How often should I attend counselling sessions?
The frequency of therapy sessions depends on individual needs and will be decided collaboratively between the client and therapist. Initially, sessions might be more frequent, and then become less frequent as progress is made.
How much does it cost?
Individual sessions are currently charged at $150/hr+HST, and couples sessions are $175/hr+HST. Our service offers various payment options, including PayPal or e-transfers. We also may accept insurance plans – please check with our team for details on coverage.
How will I know if counselling is working for me?
You may notice improvements in your emotional well-being, relationships, or how you cope with challenges. Feeling more self-aware and noticing positive changes in behaviour could be indicators that therapy is working. If you are ever unsure, feel free to discuss your progress and any concerns you may have with your therapist. Remember that healing is rarely linear but we are here to support you through the ups and downs of your recovery journey.
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