If you would like to find out if I can help you, please call my confidential line 416 577-8215, or email me at email@example.com, and we can arrange a complimentary 20 minute telephone consultation.
If you feel comfortable, you can let me know a little bit about your situation and what has brought you to me. If I feel that I can help you we will arrange an initial 75 minute intake appointment at one of my two locations.
If it seems that I am not the right person to help you, I will try to refer you to someone who can.
What to expect
My fees are $175/hr (HST inc) for individuals and $225/hr (HST inc) for couples and families. I have some limited availability to offer a sliding scale for clients in financial need.
During our first session I will outline the counselling process and explain any of the legal and administrative things you need to know so you can give your informed consent for treatment. Once you have given your consent, we will begin the assessment process.
I will ask why you are here and what you want to accomplish. I will probably also ask you questions about your present situation at your home, work and social life, as well as asking about your family history. Out of this, we will develop a set of goals and an action plan for you, and identify tangible indicators which will tell us when your goals have been achieved.
After that, we will meet on a regular basis, usually once a week or every other week. The length of treatment varies with each individual, according to the severity of the issues which are brought to the process. In general, I tell people that they will know when they can cut back or quit therapy, since they will be feeling better and the issues which brought them to therapy will be, if not resolved, then much more manageable.
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.”
Individual counseling is an inner journey of self exploration that is focused on YOUR goals. It is a collaborative effort that will help you shift out of the patterns that no longer serve you and steer you toward the life you desire. Working with an affirming and caring Psychotherapist can help support you so you can explore new and healthier ways to manage the challenges that you face in your everyday life.
In couples/marriage counselling I use an attachment-oriented approach. Attachment is a broad theory of personality and human development that focuses, very much on emotion. The attachment approach starts from the very deep need we all have for safe connection and emotional contact. It is when we don’t get those basic human needs met that couples get stuck in very negative interactional patterns.
Spiritual needs and concerns usually relate to what we call the “big” questions of life. Why is this happening? Why is it happening to me? What does it all mean? Pastoral counseling brings together psychotherapy with pastoral theological method and practice to provide a holistic approach that honours and integrates the spiritual dimension of each persons life and experience.