What to Expect

Making the Connection

Making the decision to seek therapy and support is difficult. It is important to find a therapist who feels like the “right fit” when taking the courageous step to open up about yourself.  Therapists utilize different communication and treatment strategies, and in fact, no two therapists are alike.  Alison and Rebekah are available to discuss your needs in a free telephone or email consultation where you can discuss in more depth specific questions you might have and they can outline in more detail how you will work together. They will listen to your needs and determine treatment strategies that meet these needs and help increase your motivation to address your issues and make positive changes.

Types of Delivery

In-Office Counselling Services: Sessions take place in person in Alison’s office, which is located within a medical practice.  This setting offers discretion and privacy in a comfortable office space.  It is centrally located with free parking and accessibility.

Telephone Counselling Services: If there are mobility issues or other obstacles to face-to-face meeting, telephone counselling can be arranged.

Video Counselling Services: Sessions can be conducted via video counselling where distance or mobility is a factor.

Cost and Duration

Psychotherapy services are often covered under extended health care benefit plans. In addition, therapy services can also be claimed as a medical expense on your income tax. Please check with your extended health care provider to determine if my services are covered and how much is available to you.

Many people choose to seek counselling support and pay out of pocket.  Most agree that they see the expense as an investment in themselves that ultimately serves to improve quality of life and work toward providing clarity on values and goals.  Our rate follows the professional fee guidelines for MSW’s established by the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW).

It is understandable that cost is an important factor for most people and determining the length of time that you will be in counselling is a consideration. Depending on the issue you are seeking therapy for, change can take place in a short-term period ranging from four to twelve sessions. To address concerns that have a deeper root and that have been with you for a prolonged period, longer term therapy may be indicated. The timing and duration of our work together is ultimately in your hands. We  will work with you to ensure you’re your intervention meets your needs.  Where affordability is an issue, we are willing to provide homework activities that can be completed outside of the therapy sessions so that appointments can be scheduled at less frequent intervals.