We live in a very fast paced world. The pressures on us are mounting. Stress is high. And in spaces where we should be more and more connected we are feeling incredibly high amounts of isolation.
Whatever you are dealing with right now, you don’t need to do it alone. Reaching out for support is vital. Connecting with a therapist is a way to help alleviate some of the stress.
If you are wondering about what happens in a therapy session, it is actually fairly simple. I generally start with a question like – what brings you here today? Then you can let me know what is happening in your life right now. I may ask some questions, but you get to drive the conversation. I aim to create a comfortable environment and a space that is safe for you to explore the things that are troubling you. The simple act of listening, being with someone who is here to understand you and your experience is very powerful for many clients.
Many people ask how many therapy sessions it takes to feel better. That question is impossible to answer. Everyone is different and needs a different amount of time to uncover what they need to uncover. At the beginning of the process I suggest weekly sessions. That is helpful to lay some ground work and to gain some traction on what you are dealing with. After that initial time, clients may decide to come less regularly. That decision is entirely up to you. You set the pace, you set the time frame, you have control over the process.
I’ve been trained in the area of Relational Psychotherapy and use that modality in my practice. I’ve also used tools from other modalities that are helpful for clients. I’ve done work in the areas of Meditation and Mindfulness, Somatic therapy, Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Group therapy. I’ve worked with clients with anxiety, depression, shame, eating related issues, self-harm, relationship issues, work stress/burnout, career changes, grief, loss, substance abuse, and many more. Whatever you are dealing with, I would encourage you to bring it to therapy.
I operate from an anti-oppressive, feminist, LGBTQ*-affirmative, body-positive, and sex-positive framework.
My office is located at 115 Danforth Avenue, Suite 203. It is just minutes away from the Broadview TTC station. There is parking on the surrounding streets if coming by car. Unfortunately, the building does not have an elevator – there are stairs leading up to the office.
I see clients in the office on Sundays. I offer on-line sessions on Mondays.
My rate for a 50 minute Psychotherapy session is $100. Some extended health insurance benefits now cover Psychotherapy. Check with your provider prior to our sessions to see if you are covered. You will pay me and I will give you a receipt for reimbursement.
Payment can be made by cash, cheque or e-transfer (prior to the session). Please note that 24 hours is required to cancel a session without charge.
I do offer some sliding scale spots for clients. If my spots are full, you can investigate the Low Cost Therapy site from the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy. There are many students and recent graduates that offer sliding scale sessions.