Below are answers to the most commonly asked client questions.
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How much does counselling cost?
50 minute sessions of individual - in-person or virtual - counselling or Walk & Talk cost $120
I offer sliding scale rates upon request
Are your sessions covered by insurance?
Many extended health insurance plans cover counselling with a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) such as myself. Please reach out to your insurance provider to learn more about your coverage.
Do you bill directly to the insurance company?
No. At the moment, I do not bill directly.
What To Expect
What happens during the first session?
The first session requires me to go through some important paperwork with you. You will receive a copy of the forms via email before the first session so that you can read ahead and bring any questions with you to our session.
This is also a good opportunity to ask any questions or voice any concerns you have around counselling. We will talk about your reasons, expectations, and goals for counselling. Over the course of our work together, we will check in with your goals and adjust the counselling approach as needed.
How does Walk & Talk therapy work?
Walk & Talk therapy's main difference from individual counselling sessions is the setting. We will hold these sessions at an outdoor walking location. The main technique during these sessions is talk therapy - we will walk at a speed that allows for comfortable conversation. Depending on session content and your individual needs, we might add breathing, grounding, and mindfulness exercises to the session.
The sessions begin at the agreed upon meeting point. Transportation is not provided. We will walk for about 50 minutes at a pace that allows for conversation.
Why do I need an Individual Counselling session before starting Walk & Talk?
While Walk & Talk therapy is a great option for many clients, it is not suited for everyone. It also requires some additional paperwork and discussions about safety and confidentiality. These points will be addressed during this individual counselling session, which can be either in person or virtually.