Payment for services can be provided in the form of cash, cheque, credit card or e-transfer.

Happily, the services of Registered Social Workers are tax exempt!

A session is normally 75 minutes when meeting as an individual and 90 minutes when meeting as a couple.

Employee Benefits for Counselling:  Many employers carry employee group coverage for counselling services with Registered Social Workers or Registered Psychologists.  I am a Registered Social Worker. Coverage is typically provided in one of two forms.  Either the employer pays for an Employee Assistance Program or the employee submits a Receipt to an Insurer for reimbursement. I have been vetted and work with the following EAPs and insurers: Ceridian Lifeworks, Homewood Health Solutions, Optima Global Health, ComPsych, Great West Life, SunLife and other insurers who accept registered social workers.  *Note: Some EAPs and insurers do not pay for Groups or the $40 online Relationship Checkup assessment for couples.

The following fees are associated with services:

Individual Services

Initial Assessment …………………………………………………….. $125.00

Subsequent Sessions …………………………………………………. $95.00

With a clear goal and some identifiable tools, an individual can begin making desired changes in their life and continue with these strategies independent of counselling. Anticipate homework between sessions.

Couple Services

  • Initial Couple Assessment ……………………………………….$140.00
  • Subsequent Sessions …………………………………………….$100.00
    (Add $40 for online Gottman Check Up tool)
    Couple counselling services can strengthen contented couples and support couples whose relationship is failing. Over five sessions, couples will identify key issues to improve their relationship. They will investigate past experiences and explore current assumptions that may be impacting them. A variety of resources will be provided to support ongoing changes. I use˜best practice couple therapy protocols. As an adjunct to assessment and if desired, the Gottman online “Check Up” tool can be used. The online survey information can be found at gottman.com/relationship/checkup  * Great as a pre-wedding exercise

 

  • Family Counselling …………………………………………… $140.00/session
    Family life is stressful. It can become more so by divorce, losses, substance abuse problems, mental health difficulties and a host of other concerns that emerge in the process of going through life together. Often youth and parents want an opportunity to explore these issues in an environment where conflict can become more constructive and problem solving more likely.

 

Group Services

7 Principles for Making Marriage Work Workshop……. Saturday, April 1st, 2017 ………… $50.00

This is a wonderful event to strengthen any relationship – for happy or discontented couples.  This couples workshop based on a one day format allows couples to focus on themselves and apply all the great research that John Gottman has produced in his work, Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.  Worried about being in a group of people?  No need.  There is no confidential information shared.  Couples spend a lot of time on their own.  Lots of people benefit from this approach and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.  So don’t be shy. Call to express interest and/or register.

Growth Group………………………………………………………………………………… $180.00

Based on the reality that it’s easier to do things with mutual support than alone and using the principles of a change theory called “Solution Focused” inquiry, individuals work together but on their own unique goals.  Goals could be based on becoming healthier, completing a task, strengthening a relationship, improving a skill, etc. Five group meetings of 1.5 hours are structured over 6 weeks.  It’s a great way to get support in a cost effective way, learn a powerful technique, while accomplishing a personal goal. (Call to express interest)

Rebuilding Group …………………………………………………………………………….$180.00

If you are undergoing separation or divorce you will appreciate how exhausting and emotional this transition can be! Rebuilding is a small (up to 7 people), confidential group which explores the typical experiences of separation and divorce and provides strategies to limit symptoms so grief can be paced and depression can be averted. We meet for 6 sessions over 6-7 weeks. “Better divorces” can help improve communication in co-parenting arrangements and can make legal agreements more amicable.

(Call to express interest)