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F.A.Q.s
Find answers to some common questions about psychological techniques and fees

Fees for psychological treatment are $200 per session. Sessions are 50 minutes in length.

Payment for services is due at the end of each session. If you have private health care insurance, your policy may cover these fees.

Yes! I am so glad you landed here. I truly believe everyone can benefit from psychological treatment.

You may benefit from psychological treatment if you are:

  • feeling overwhelmed.
    having interpersonal difficulties.
  • experiencing relationship issues.
  • facing situations which are causing stress, anxiety and low mood.
  • experiencing feelings that seem more intense or uncomfortable than usual, or beyond your control, such as anger, sadness, fear, frustration and depression.
  • behaving in a way which doesn’t fit your normal pattern, does not serve your needs, or is problematic to yourself or others.
  • having a difficult time conceiving, and/or have experienced a miscarriage
  • having a difficult time adjusting to motherhood/parenthood.
  • Anxiety in social or specific situations (Social Phobia, Specific Phobia)
  • Chronic worrying (Generalized Anxiety)
  • Mood problems such as Depression
  • Managing fertility problems/women’s health issues
  • Addictions
  • Sexuality/ sexual issues
  • Life transitions: parenthood, entering or ending a relationship, coping with a physical health concern, career change, etc.
  • Panic attacks
  • Self-harm and suicidal urges
  • Relationships problems with family members, romantic partners, professionals, or friends
  • Self-esteem and self-compassion challenges; body image issues
  • Chronic illness and disabilities; pain management
  • Trauma: emotional, physical, and sexual abuse; and other experiences that might have been traumatic, such as the loss of a job, relationship, social status, etc.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a cost-effective non-invasive evidence-based method of psychotherapy that facilitates adaptive information processing. EMDR is an eight-phase treatment which comprehensively identifies and addresses experiences that have overwhelmed the brain’s natural resilience or coping capacity, and have thereby generated traumatic symptoms and/or harmful coping strategies. Through EMDR therapy, individuals are able to reprocess traumatic information until it is no longer psychologically disruptive. During this procedure, individuals tend to “process” the memory in a way that leads to a peaceful resolution. This often results in increased insight regarding both previously disturbing events and long held negative thoughts about the self.

EMDR integrates many of the successful elements of a range of therapeutic approaches, yet there are aspects of EMDR that are unique: In particular, the therapist leads the client in a series of lateral eye movements while the client simultaneously focuses on various aspects of a disturbing memory. The left-right eye movements in EMDR are a form of “bilateral stimulation.” Other forms of bilateral stimulation used include alternating bilateral sound (with headphones) and alternating tactile simulation.

EMDR is applicable for a wide range of psychological problems that result from overwhelming life experiences.

The EMDR approach provides a model for understanding human potential, including how positive experiences support adaptive living, and how upsetting experiences can sometimes lead to psychological problems that interfere with a person’s ability to meet life challenges.

EMDR procedures should only be used by a fully trained EMDR clinician.

I have completed the Niagara Stress & Trauma Clinic Basic EMDR training, an EMDRIA-approved training program.

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a type of psychological treatment that helps individuals understand the thoughts and feelings that influence their behaviour. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of issues such as addictions, depression, anxiety and phobias. CBT has been widely researched. For the most part, cognitive behaviour therapy is short-term and focuses on helping clients deal with a specific issues. During the course of treatment, people learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on behaviour.

The underlying concept behind CBT is that a person’s thoughts and feelings play an essential role in their behaviour. The goal of cognitive behaviour therapy is to teach individuals that while they cannot control every aspect of the world around them, they can take control of how they interpret and deal with things in their environment.

Rehabilitation psychologists work with individuals experiencing disabling conditions and illness to assist them in meeting challenges and promoting quality of life across the life span.

Rehabilitation psychology is a specialty practice that is multidisciplinary in nature, as it considers the relevant biological, medical, psychological, social, environmental, and political factors to achieve optimal rehabilitation goals.

Experience a safe space to deal with troubling issues + Gain insight into feelings + Improve problem solving skills + Challenge & change old patterns + And create your own solutions.