"IT IS NEVER THE SIZE OF THE STEP A PERSON TAKES THAT COUNTS, BUT ITS DIRECTION"
WHITE & EPSTON
I provide therapy to individuals who have experienced trauma, mental health concerns, or relationship issues. I have worked with many first responders (police officers, firefighters, paramedics, 911 dispatchers, nurses etc.) dealing with PTSD, depression, anxiety, or other comorbid concerns.
I also enjoy supporting individuals dealing with mental health concerns such as postpartum depression, perinatal anxiety or mom rage during the pre and postpartum period of life.
I believe that therapy should be a collaborative, nonjudgmental, and empowering process where we work together to enhance your skill set to cope with whatever challenges you are going through.
I provide in-person therapy in Oakville, and virtual therapy across Ontario
I have experience providing group and individual therapy at the Post-Traumatic Stress Response Unit of the Homewood Health Centre, Community Health Centres, and currently provide services in Burlington.
University of Toronto, Master of Social Work
University of Guelph, Certificate in Couple & Family Therapy Studies
OCSWSSW Number: 827397
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for individuals who have experienced trauma
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Gottman Method Therapy for Relationships
Perinatal Mental Health Training for Pre and Postpartum Individuals
When Should I Arrive?Come a few minutes early to your first appointment. This will allow you time to park and to feel comfortable with your surroundings. Parking is available in front of or behind the building.
How Long Are Sessions?Sessions are 50 minutes in length, which is standard practice.
What Should I Expect in the First Session?I will ask you questions about yourself, the difficulties you are experiencing and what you are hoping counselling can help you with. It is also an opportunity for you to ask us questions about our experience, our possible approach in helping you and any other questions you may have. This first session is an opportunity for us to get to know each other and begin to formulate a plan for moving forward in addressing your particular circumstances.
What are the Session Fees?Our session fees align with what is suggested by the Ontario Association of Social Workers at $160 per session. Please check with your Extended Health Benefits to determine if you have partial or full coverage. Payment is required at the beginning of each session. Payment is made by credit card or email transfer. Please contact us at email email@example.com to discuss the current rates. If you must change or cancel an appointment please notify me as soon as possible. The cancellation policy requires at least 24 hours notice otherwise you will be billed for the full session. Occasionally, exceptions may be made if there is a family emergency or illness. In such situations we can discuss the possibility of waiving the session fee.
Are Services Covered by Insurance?Many insurance companies cover the cost of treatment with Registered Social Workers. Some benefit plans provide coverage up to a specific dollar amount per year while others pay a percentage towards each visit. It is up to you to explore your insurance coverage. It is also possible to claim Social Work and Psychotherapist fees as a medical expense on your Canada Revenue Tax Return if your medical expenses are over a specific amount during the tax year. I will provide you with a receipt with my name, designation and registration number that you can submit to your insurance company or use for your income tax purposes.
What Should I Do if I'm in Crisis?Go to your nearest emergency department. In Burlington it is Joseph Brant Hospital at 1230 North Shore Boulevard: 905-632-3737. The following organizations offer 24 hour crisis support by phone: COAST Halton 1-877-825-9011 COAST Hamilton Crisis Line 905-972-8338 Suicide Prevention Hotline 905-522-1477 SAVIS Sexual Assault Centre 905-875-1555 Halton Women's Place 905-332-7892 Barrett Centre for Crisis Support 905-529-7878 Salvation Army Suicide Crisis Line 905-522-1477
Please contact me to schedule an appointment. We can discuss your concerns and goals and I can answer any questions you have about my expertise or the therapy experience.
3485 Rebecca St- Unit 213