Registered Social Worker
Welcome. Taking steps towards change can be difficult. I am here to help.
Therapy is an effective tool that helps make lasting change. Therapy helps connect the past to the present and allows us to understand what drives the choices we make. I believe in working collaboratively to make sense of difficulties and learn to cope. Clients arrive with strength and resilience. A trusted relationship with a therapist provides insight, understanding, and ultimately illuminates a path towards change.
We will start where you are and work together to establish an effective treatment plan which incorporates your inherent strength and wisdom. You are the expert on your own life. My role is to guide and provide insight.
I believe it is crucial to establish a collaborative relationship built on trust. We will speak together about what is bringing you to therapy - why now?
The initial session(s) will focus on your history. We will start to uncover what you are hoping for from your therapy experience and we will speak together about how to get there.
I have been a practicing social worker for over ten years. I graduated from Smith College School for Social Work in 2008 and have been a member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Social Workers and the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers since that time.
I work with clients on various issues including:
relationship and attachment issues
I have worked in a variety of settings including hospitals and community organizations providing therapy to adults, couples, groups, adolescents and families.
Fees and Payment
My rate is $170/50 minute session. I provide an initial telephone consultation free of charge.
Payment is due at the end of each session and may be paid by cash, cheque or e-transfer. A receipt for service will be provided.
As of September 26, 2012, counselling services provided by Registered Social Workers (RSWs) can be claimed as a medical expense tax deduction when you file your income tax return. In other words, Registered Social Workers are authorized “medical practitioners” for the purpose of claiming medical expenses. Counselling services provided by Registered Social Workers are not covered by OHIP. Many supplemental insurance plans, such as the kind provided by your employer, frequently cover these services so check with your insurance provider.