How I Can Help
“In my early professionals years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?” Carl Rogers
If you would like to find out if I can help you, please call my confidential line 416 577-8215, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
My 2019 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.