First Steps and Fees

Step 1 – A free consult

For self-referred clients, a first step is a free 20 minute consult.  This is an opportunity for us to connect and see if we are a good fit; to see if I can provide you with what you need at this point in your journey, or whether I can support you to find other resources or counsellors. We can talk by phone, online, or in my office in the west end of Toronto.

Step 2 – Individual, Couples, Coaching and Workshops

Individual Psychotherapy sessions provide you with a full hour dedicated to you.  Each hour long session is $170 (incl. tax).

Diving Deep: provides you with an opportunity for deeper conversation.  The 2 1/4 hours provides an hour of deep discussion followed by a short refreshment break and an additional hour of either conversation exploring next steps, or giving time for mindfulness or visualization, or creative activities including journalling.  Or a combination. The fee is $340 (incl. tax).

Couples Counselling provides you with an hour dedicated to your relationship.  Each session is $180 (incl. tax).

In addition, I provide 2 1/4 hour sessions, which allow us to go deeper. These sessions are $350 (incl. tax).  These are often useful when you have already attended some hour long sessions.

Career Counselling comes in different formats:

Clarity session:  This is a good fit for you if you have some ideas about the changes you want, and need non-judgemental feedback and questions to help you work out your next steps. The fee is a $190 (incl. tax) for each hour.

In-depth session:  If you are struggling with finding time outside of sessions for reflection and activities to help you focus this 2 1/4 hour session may work well for you. The first hour of the session is dedicated to discussion, then after a short refreshment break we dedicate another hour to focusing on career activities allowing for deeper thought and insight. A questionnaire will be sent to you before the session to help you identify the main areas you wish to focus on. We will work with a solution-focused model of counselling. The total fee is $380 (incl. tax).

Finding Focus sessions: are perfect when you are looking for some direction and focus, and are ready to take some action steps. Weekly email check ins and 6 hours of phone, online or face to face time that can be used in increments over a 6 month period provide you with accountability and motivation. The fee is a total of $1800 (incl. tax).


Workshop prices vary, and prices will be listed alongside the information on the Workshops  page

Making payments and Insurance coverage

As a private practitioner, I request that fees are paid in full by the end of each session by e-transfer, cash or cheque. At this time I do not accept credit or debit.

Psychotherapy is not covered by OHIP (in Ontario, Canada). Some insurance companies may cover part or all of the counselling fee, many do not.  You will have to check with your insurance company and provide them with my designation (Registered Psychotherapist and Canadian Certified Counsellor with an MEd, Counselling) and my Professional Associations (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association).

I am currently unable to accept new clients through Employment Assistance Programmes (EAPs).  EAPS provide short-term, limited, free counselling for you, your partner or children.  If you do not know whether you have access to EAP, your HR department can let you know and provide you with the contact information for the EAP.  If they are listed, you can request to be referred to a particular counsellor.

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