There are many reasons why people reach out to Jennifer for support. Often, they’re looking for a professional, non-judgmental perspective on topics such as:
- Stress management
- Self-esteem and assertiveness skills
- Relationship issues
- Separation and divorce
- Workplace issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Loss and bereavement
- Personal growth and life transitions
- Body image and eating disorders
- Physical/health-related issues
Seeking help from a qualified professional is an important step toward gaining insight on challenges you face and improving your circumstances. You don’t have to walk your journey alone!
There used to be lots of stigma around seeing a therapist but people have become increasingly educated about mental health issues and the benefits of counselling and psychotherapy. Feeling stuck? Not like yourself? Unable to manage or cope with the day to day? Not sure how to move forward after a difficult life event? Book an appointment with Jennifer to see how her services can empower you to move forward.
Fees for service may be covered by an extended health benefits plan. Please inquire with your insurance company to determine available coverage and whether a referral is needed. Check your benefits guide or call your insurance provider and ask if you have coverage for a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Fees are paid at the time of therapy, and receipts are provided to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement, if coverage is available to you.
The fee for each session is $120. Payment is made at the time of therapy by cheque, cash or e-transfer.
One hour is set aside for each appointment. You’ll receive approximately 50 minutes of face-to-face time with Jennifer. The remaining 10 minutes is part of the therapy session, but provides time for her to review and document case notes.
It depends on your situation. For some people, a few sessions are sufficient. Others may benefit from additional therapy. During your initial visit, you’ll work with Jennifer to develop a plan that’s best for you.
Yes. Your doctor may recommend it if you experience anxiety or depression. It could be an option for you and you can discuss this with Jennifer during your initial appointment.
Reaching out for counselling may seem a little scary. Knowing what to expect can help you feel more at ease:
- When you enter the office, you’ll arrive in the waiting room. Make yourself comfortable until Jennifer comes to greet you for your appointment.
- At the beginning of the session, you’ll fill in some paperwork.
- The rest of the session will be geared toward gathering personal history and learning about your concerns.
- Together, you and Jennifer will develop a plan that’s best for you.
- At the end of the session, you’ll exit through a separate door so you don’t come into contact with other clients in the waiting room.
- Future appointments will focus on working through identified issues, other issues that may arise and re-evaluating your plan to make changes when necessary.
Counselling can empower you by helping you process information, realize options, make choices, and use effective tools and strategies to move forward. Psychotherapy is treatment in response to a diagnosable mental health issue such as depression. The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association provides a more in-depth distinction between the two on its website.
Counselling appointment times are set aside especially for you. Jennifer requires a minimum 24-hours’ notice for cancellations. Sometimes situations arise and you’ll need to cancel with short notice. In an effort to be understanding and to simplify the policy, you’ll be charged $60 (half the regular therapy fee) for missed appointments or late cancellations.