Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Help! I’m new to therapy. What should I expect?

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Wow, what an exciting and courageous time for you to begin your therapy journey! I know how difficult and daunting it can be to start therapy, and I am here to help make it the best experience possible for you.

First, I will get you booked in for a 15-minute complimentary consultation. This is to determine if I am the best therapist for your needs and concerns. Then, we will find a time that works best for your schedule. 

The first session typically involves an intake assessment, an orientation to therapy, completion and discussion of informed consent, and an opportunity answer any questions you may have.

In the first session, we will set goals together that will guide us in your treatment. 

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Q. Is this.. private and confidential?

YES! Outside of a few very specific and important considerations (we will discuss all this together so there are no surprises!), therapy is private and confidential. 

This is one of the most precious and beautiful thing about therapy – it is a safe, warm and non-judgemental space for you to disclose those problems that you wish to not reveal to anyone else, and to provide you with the support that you need.

Q. How long is the typical course of therapy?

GREAT question. Therapy can range from short, brief counselling or it can take many sessions for you to see improvements for the concerns you have and the areas of your life you want to address. We will discuss the typical course of treatment and pacing together in the intake session. 

Q. How soon can I see you?

I take great pride in managing my practice so that everyone has timely access to treatment – best case scenario, I can get you booked in within a few days to one week after our initial consultation. 

Q. Do you direct bill?

I direct bill to Alberta Blue Cross, ASEBP, Greenshield, and Medavie/VAC. 

Q. What are your fees?

Fees are set in accordance to the Psychologists Association of Alberta (PAA) and the British Columbia Psychologists Association (BCPA) fee schedule, and range from $200.00-$225.00 per 50-minute therapy hour.

Fees can be paid by credit card via our secure online portal or by eTransfer.

Q. How do I get started?

The first step is to determine if we are a good fit to work together!

This begins with a free 15-minute consultation. Bring any questions you may have to the consultation – it is an opportunity to determine if we jive, and if my approach and tele psychology is the best fit for your needs.

Call 780-686-9684 for a consultation.