Virtual Counselling

“Deep down in the human spirit, there is a reservoir of courage. It is always available, always waiting to be discovered.”

-Pema Chödrön

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Welcome! I'm so glad you're here.

I specialize in supporting young women coping with stress, perfectionism, anxiety and life changes (breakups, loss, grief). In therapy, I'll walk with you through difficult emotions, challenge you, and build hope and healing. My clients say I have a knack for gentle, curious questions leading to meaningful change. I combine my clinical skills with authenticity, empathy - plus a healthy dose of humour! We'll be a good fit if you are motivated, self-reflective, and ready to get to work.

Ready to book? The first step is to book a free 10-minute phone consultation. This is an informal chat about your counselling goals and my approach, to see if your needs are a good fit for my clinical practice.

You can also check out my Instagram or browse my favourite counselling resources.

The Practical Stuff

COVID-19

I am only offering virtual counselling (phone or video) until at least December 31, 2020.

Who I Work With

I'm based in Toronto, but I am licensed to work with anyone living in Ontario. I provide individual counselling to youth (age 14+) and adults. I do not offer couples counselling or family therapy.

Fees

A 60-minute counselling session is $140. Payment is due at the beginning of each session (e-transfer or credit card). Many extended health plans cover counselling provided by a registered social worker with a Master of Social Work degree.

Cancellation Policy

I require 24 hours notice for all cancellations, except in emergencies. Clients will be charged the full session fee for no-shows and sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.

Virtual Counselling FAQ

Here's what I believe in.

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Anti-Oppression

I'm committed to learning and unlearning. My counselling practice is guided by an anti-oppressive, feminist approach. As a therapist, I aim to be inclusive, affirming, and foster safer spaces in our work together.

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Healing & Growth

I believe in YOU. It's as simple as that. The best part of being a therapist is seeing people surprise themselves. My clients have expressed that our work together has helped build their hope and uncovered new depths of courage.

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Collaboration

I value your active participation in our counselling sessions and will seek your feedback. I see you as the unique expert in your own life. We both bring valuable knowledge and skills to the therapeutic process.

Virtual Counselling FAQ

How do I prepare for a virtual counselling appointment?

I created the following tips for clients on how to prepare for a session:

  • Use headphones with a microphone. This makes the sound quality much better.
  • Choose a space in your home where you feel comfortable and have privacy to speak openly.
  • Gather any items you may wish to have on hand (water, tea, tissues).
  • Plug in your laptop. Put your phone away and on silent.
  • Schedule free time after your session. Counselling can bring up a lot of emotions, sometimes in unexpected ways. I don't recommend scheduling a session in between work-from-home Zoom calls, without a break.

Is virtual counselling secure and confidential?

I use a telehealth platform (Doxy.me) designed for virtual health services, including psychotherapy. No electronic platform can guarantee complete security, but telehealth platforms meet the highest standards of encryption and privacy. All of the servers are located in Canada.

I'm uncertain about virtual counselling. Can I try it?

That's fair! I offer a free 15-minute consultation, which can be done by video or phone. This gives you a chance to try out the platform and see how it feels. Around 95% of my clients have said that virtual counselling feels way more comfortable than they had expected, and they have chosen to continue working together online.

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