How do I choose a counsellor from your team?
All of our counsellors are clinically trained to a Masters level and have completed a supervised internship as part of their training. As a more niched practice, we all have a similar outlook on healing and work from an attachment-lens. We are a practice that likes to explore the root of your problem and help you develop a more secure and loving relationship to yourself. Our therapies are more experiential and help you to be present in your inner experience (mind, body, emotions.)
We are all trained in different modalities, so if you know the type of therapy you are looking for (e.g. EMDR or EFT) you can select someone that way. Alternatively you may want to select someone according to their availability.
Are your services covered by my benefits?
This all depends on the wording in your insurance plan. Some insurers cover psychologists only, but most do cover clinical counsellors. Check to make sure that an RCC (Registered Clinical Counsellor) is named under your plan.
Do you bill insurance companies directly?
We do not bill insurance companies directly. At the end of your session, you will be emailed a receipt, which includes all the necessary information for you to submit to your insurer.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions required varies from one person to the next. For severe trauma and attachment wounds we can see people on an ongoing basis for a year or more. For others who are looking to work through a particular tough situation in their life it may only be a few weeks. Our work with couples is usually a time commitment of 6-12 months to see lasting change in the relationship. In general, we recommend weekly or bi-weekly sessions at first, with monthly check-ins thereafter.
What happens in an intake session?
An intake session typically starts with the limits to confidentiality and then collecting information about your day-to-day life and support system. We then move on to talk about the issue(s) that brought you to counselling and we set some goals for future sessions. At the end of a session your counsellor will give you an idea of how many sessions they believe you may need.
Do you support LQBTQ2iA folks?
Absolutely! We support every person who comes to us no matter how they identify and what they believe. Our job is to help you explore and heal the conflicts you have within yourself and your relationships and to help you see your innate value as a human being. We do so without any judgement.
Do I have to talk about my childhood?
As a clinic that practices from an attachment-based lens, exploring your whole life experience from when you were younger is an important part of helping you understand who you are today. This is especially important with couples work as our early attachment experiences are mirrored in our romantic relationships.
Do you treat trauma?
Yes, we do. All of our clinicians are trauma informed and have experience working with trauma. Models such as EMDR, somatic based therapies, and IFS are all effective in trauma work.