Frequently Asked Questions
I am interested in therapy, how do I start?
As the client, you have to feel comfortable and empowered in choosing the right therapist for you. In order to give potential clients the opportunity to make this decision, I offer a 20 minute complimentary consultation. This allows us to meet together, for potential clients to visit the therapy space, share about what is bringing them to therapy, for myself to share about the therapy process, and answer any questions. For parents seeking therapy for their child, I meet with parents for this initial consultation, and then would meet with the child if a first session is scheduled.
How do I know if your services are covered by insurance?
Psychotherapy is covered by some insurance providers, but not all. I encourage potential clients to contact their insurance company directly, and share that I am a registered psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), and inquire about coverage. It is important to connect directly, as the title of "psychotherapist" is often confused with the title of "psychologist;" though we both work in the field of mental health, we receive different training and therefore have different designations. If you already know that you have coverage for psychotherapy, my RP registration number is listed on every invoice and this is what is required by the insurance provider. Insurance is submitted and processed through your insurance company, not directly through myself.
Do I need skills or experience in artmaking to participate in art therapy?
Absolutely no art experience is required to participate in art therapy, it is another way to communicate, to utilize different parts of our brain, and connect with the deeper parts of the self. Art therapy is not about making something perfect or "good," it is about the process of creating, allowing for new ways to connect with one's feelings, experiences, and to learn more about the self.