What does the initial consultation consist of?
The initial consultation is a 15 minute complimentary phone call or video chat to see if we vibe. We can discuss your therapy goals and what brings you to therapy. This is an opportunity to get to know one another and see if we make a good fit. It usually takes more than 15 minutes to build a connection but you can ask any questions during this time before we book an initial session.
Do you accept insurance?
I will provide you with an invoice after each session that you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement. Please clarify with your insurance that my services are covered. Your invoice will include my name, registration number and title (registered psychotherapist (qualifying)) and my supervisors name, registration number and title (registered social worker, psychotherapist). Please note I do not provide direct billing to insurances and it’s your responsibility to ensure your insurance covers services at silk road healing.
Do you offer sliding scale?
At this time my sliding scale rate is full with no waitlist.
Are you accepting new clients?
Yes, currently I am accepting new clients. Schedule a consult here.
How does virtual therapy work?
Our sessions will be on a secure tele-health platform (PIPEDA compliant) through video chat which is user friendly. I am committed to making you feel as safe as possible. When we begin working together we will continually discuss how to keep your information safe.
How often do I go to therapy? How does it work?
This is dependent on each individual. Typically attending consistently either weekly or biweekly may be helpful for you, especially in the beginning of our work. What’s important to remember is therapy takes time and consistency.
How do you view therapy?
I like to think we are each alchemists of our own therapy/healing road and I am merely a guide with you on that journey. I am not here to tell you what to do but support you in your healing journey and help you tap into your inner and community strengths. I often tell clients therapy works if you do. Meaning we often get what we put into the work. A lot of therapy work happens between therapy sessions. If you have any questions about the therapeutic process or want to book a consultation fee to contact me.
Do you feel comfortable answering questions about yourself?
I welcome all questions! Therapy is a space for the awkward and uncomfortable questions (along with all sort of questions). You are welcome to ask me personal questions and if I ever feel like I don’t want to answer something I will practice boundary setting with you! Some example questions you may want to ask could include: How do you practice anti-racism? What are your political views? How do you work to dismantle white supremacy? Do you attend your own therapy? Etc!
Have a question you don’t see the answer to? Contact me