IMPORTANT OFFICE NOTICES
VIRTUAL TELE-HEALTH COUNSELLING ONLY - EFFECTIVE JUNE 2023
UPDATE - SPRING, 2023
ACCEPTING NEW REFERRALS - 2023 (However, I am NO LONGER accepting WCB, legal or MVA or insurance referrals/claims as my practice is part-time and the reporting involved cannot be accommodated).
APRIL 2023 UPDATE ***
The building where I have had an office since 2017 has been sold to an unknown enterprise. Though the lease officially ends July 31st, the owner is releasing everyone from their contracts the in May. My last in person session was going to be May 22nd, however a fracture to my 'driving' foot means all sessions are virtual effective May 8th, 2023. To support a successful transition, I am encouraging all my current in office clients to try virtual to see how effective it still will be, and get used to it.
It is possible, that I may find a space to see some clients in person in the future, but I would take time to sort that out. All sessions will be virtual effective May 8th to August 31st, 2023 and my hours will be Monday and Tuesday 8-4. In September 2023, I will add Wednesday morning 8am to noon. So, 15 client hours total per week.
This change coincides with my celebrating 40 years this July as a Psychologist. I am not intending to retire yet, but my practice will remain part time. Please reach out with any questions that you may have.
Protocol for current 'virtual' sessions as of May 8th, 2023.
I will continue to offer "TeleHealth Counselling" over the internet platform called Doxy.Me. It has high standards for security, encryption, confidentiality (nothing is stored) and is HIPAA approved. My professional association does not encourage Skype or FaceTime given the lack of online security both of these lack. You will need to review and sign a virtual consent form prior to your session. As mentioned, research shows that 'virtual counselling' can be as effective as face to face in office sessions. Payment is still due after each session and can be sent directly by e-transfer to: [email protected]. My fee for a 90 minute assessment is $300, and $220/hour for regular sessions. If you would like to book an additional 30 minutes or your session extends past the hour, you will be billed accordingly. You will receive a receipt from me to submit directly to your independent insurance company for reimbursement.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.