YOUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Here Are Some Of The Questions I, As a Psychotherapist & Parenting Expert, Get Asked Most Often
Before we meet, you may want to check your benefits documentation. Some policies require that you meet with your family doctor to get a referral before the insurance company will cover the sessions. You can simply let your doctor know that you need a referral note for “psychological counselling” or something similar if your doctor usually uses a different term. You can then submit this referral note with your first receipt to your insurance company, and you’re all set.
Because I use a systematic process to track my clients’ progress in our work together, I have concrete facts that I can share about my work:
About 76% of my clients show a reliable clinical change by the end of therapy. Studies of therapy effectiveness show that most therapists help 20-70% of their clients achieve reliable change, with some therapists showing that the average client worsens in their care! Most medication studies show that about 50-65% of clients receive a clinical benefit.
My clients experience positive change that is greater than would be expected of clients who began therapy with similar levels of distress.
My clients who have experienced a reliable positive change in their well-being stay in therapy with me for an average of 4-6 sessions, well below the clinical average of 10 sessions.
While it is impossible to predict one person’s course of therapy, length of stay, or treatment results from looking at a group as a whole, this data can inform your decision about starting or continuing a course of treatment.
At my office in Oakville, I serve the following Southern Ontario communities: Oakville, Mississauga, Burlington, Milton, Halton, Georgetown, Halton Hills, Waterdown, Peel, Oak Park, Glen Abbey, West Oak Trails, River Oaks, North Oakville, College Park.
As a psychotherapist, counsellor, parent coach, and parenting expert, I provide individual counselling, marriage counselling, couples counselling, relationship counselling, relationship advice, parenting advice, parent counselling, and parent coaching for parental challenges such as discipline, communication, low self esteem, sibling rivalry, mental health concerns, symptoms of anxiety, symptoms of depression, burnout and stress, for parents with children and teenagers between the ages of 6 and 18. I also work with teens who are 13 and older.