Accepting New Clients
Offering Online sessions and will resume In-person sessions soon.
Book your free 15 minute consult call today by requesting an appointment. This call will help us understand if you can feel comfortable choosing one of our therapist.
Do you feel like you are always trying to understand what's wrong with me? Or you feel things are never going to be okay and you will never be happy? My expertise will help guide and inspire you to achieve a better understanding of these emotions and we will collaborate to create a personalized wellness plan for you.
Whether you’re struggling with co-parenting, wanting to understand needs in your relationship, want to feel comfortable in opening up or need extra support to express then I am here to help. After several sessions, you will become well-versed in handling issues whenever and wherever they arise.
Is it hard to manage daily conflicts at home or you feel nobody can communicate with each other? Would you like to improve the family dynamics and relationships then my expertise can help in guiding you and your family to achieve a better understanding and create a space for everyone to grow and appreciate each other.
Anxiety disorders are the most common form of emotional disorder and can affect anyone at any age.
Depression is classified as a mood disorder. It may be described as feelings of sadness, loss, or anger that interfere with a person’s everyday activities.
Abused substances include prescription medications (such as opioid painkillers, ADHD medications, and sedatives), recreational or street drugs (such as marijuana, methamphetamines, and cocaine), and alcohol (beer, wine, and liquor).
Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children. Symptoms of ADHD include inattention (not being able to keep focus), hyperactivity (excess movement that is not fitting to the setting) and impulsivity (hasty acts that occur at the moment without thought).
Suicide and Self Harm Prevention
Suicide is an intentional, self-inflicted act that results in death. Self-harm is an intentional and often repetitive behaviour that involves the infliction of harm to one’s body and without suicidal intent
Trauma is the lasting emotional response that often results from living through a distressing event. Experiencing a traumatic event can harm a person’s sense of safety, sense of self, and ability to regulate emotions and navigate relationships. Long after the traumatic event occurs, people with trauma can often feel shame, helplessness, powerlessness and intense fear.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that affects people of all ages and walks of life. Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images, or urges that trigger intensely distressing feelings. Compulsions are behaviors an individual engages in to attempt to get rid of the obsessions and/or decrease distress.
Is an evidence-based, short-term treatment designed to help parents coach their children with distress tolerance, anger management, emotional regulation, or school-related issues.
Grief and Loss
Coping with the loss of someone or something you love is one of life’s biggest challenges. The pain of grief can also disrupt your physical health, making it difficult to sleep, eat, or even think straight.
Fees and Cancellation
- A full 24 hours notice is required for cancelling appointments. If you cancel with less than 24 hours before your appointment time, you will be billed for 50% of the cost of your appointment.
- Clients who fail to show up for a scheduled appointment (“no show”) are billed for the full cost of their scheduled session.
- There is a range of valid reasons for cancelling an appointment. In order to be consistent with all clients, cancellation fees will only be waived in the event of a medical emergency requiring urgent professional treatment, a death in the family or a natural disaster
Payment for counselling and mental health services is due at the start of every session. A receipt will be given when payment is received. Please retain this receipt for your insurance or income tax claims, if applicable. If you are submitting your receipt to an insurance provider for reimbursement, it is advisable that you do so after each session. In this way, the account remains manageable and counselling becomes a naturally budgeted expense.
Fees may be paid by Wire Transfer. Please Note: Payment in full is required at the time of each appointment.
We accept Credit Cards, Debit Cards and E-Transfers
Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of the most asked common questions!
Psychotherapy can be brief or ongoing varying from 6 to 24 sessions, with each session 50 minutes in length. Sessions usually take place once per week, although depending on the severity of the problem, they may be more or less frequent. In any case, the frequency of sessions will eventually be tapered off as you become more proficient with our techniques. My goal is to help you become your own therapist.
Role of a psychotherapist
- Provides a solution to your problem
- Form of treatment for psycho-social or emotional difficulties, behavioral maladaptations and/or other problems that are assumed to be of an emotional nature
- This includes thoughts, feelings, moods, emotional regulation, communication, insight, perception of memory and behaviors that has negatively impacted their daily lives, social functioning with others, and their general happiness or ability to enjoy life.
- Processes communication
- Implements behaviour change
Role of a psychologist
- Extensive training in research or clinical practice and can provide psychological testing and evaluate.
- Trained in the assessment, treatment and prevention of behavioural and mental conditions.
- They diagnose neuropsychological disorders and dysfunctions as well as psychotic, neurotic and personality disorders and dysfunctions.
- They cannot prescribe medication
Role of a psychiatrist
- Focus on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health issues.
- Prescribe medication
- Provide a diagnosis using the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).
- Typically covered by OHIP due to their nature as medical professionals. Some psychiatrists see clients ongoing while others only see clients for the purpose of assessment, diagnosis and medication follow-up.
The next step would be determining what you are looking for in terms of help with your mental health.
If you are needing a diagnosis and medication you want a psychiatrist which is covered by OHIP.
If you are looking for psychological tests to be administered you are looking for a psychologist.
If you are looking for someone who can help you work through challenges with mood, emotional regulation, relationships or talk therapy, you are looking for a psychotherapist. Psychotherapists can be found in agencies or private practice.
Therapy can help improve symptoms of many mental health conditions. In therapy, people also learn to cope with symptoms that may not respond to treatment right away. Research shows the benefits of therapy last longer than medication alone. You can contact for a free consult to know how therapy could help you.
Individual sessions are 60 minutes in length where I take 10 minutes at the end of every session to prep for the next session.
Couples Therapy and Family Therapy sessions vary but are usually targeted from 75 minutes to 90 minutes.
During your first appointment, we will discuss fees and payment options. I will process your payments and will send you an invoice/ receipt after every session to share with your insurance provider and get the fees reimbursed.
Yes, all sessions are completely private. We will create a more individualized plan in case there is lack of privacy in your surroundings we will come up with a plan together to make it more confidential.
I seek to maintain the strictest standards of confidentiality and privacy with respect to your information. As such, it is my policy that your information does not leave The Clinic in any form without your fully informed consent and written authorization, or that of your legally-designated decision-maker. This having been said, in the province of Ontario, psychologists and every other group of registered health care professionals are required to break confidentiality under four specific circumstances. These circumstances constitute the “limits of confidentiality” and are as follows:
- In cases of suspected child abuse or neglect, Psychotherapists are obligated to report the concerns to local authorities (i.e. the Children’s Aid Society) with or without patient consent.
- In cases involving imminent risk of physical harm to oneself or another, psychotherapist must take whatever actions are necessary to protect patients and/or third parties, even if doing so involves breaking confidentiality.
- Where psychotherapists discover that another registered health care professional (i.e. a dentist, chiropractor, physician, etc.) has sexually abused, sexually assaulted, or sexually harassed a patient, they must report that practitioner to his or her own regulatory body; however they are not required to identify their patient unless they have received permission to do so.
- Where a judge subpoenas a patient’s clinical records, psychotherapists may be required to turn them over as ordered.
When you make an appointment, I set aside a specific timeslot just for you. If you must cancel or change your appointment, it is important to contact me at least 24 hours in advance so that I can offer your timeslot to someone else. If you do not cancel your appointment 24 hours in advance, you will be charged 50% hourly rate for your missed appointment.
No, my services are not covered by OHIP. Although you have the option of submitting the receipt with your Insurance provider and get the money reimbursed.