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HELP CENTER

All the Answers You Seek, In One Place

Choosing the right therapist is like choosing a life partner - rapport and trust are essential for a successful therapeutic relationship.
If you have questions? I’ve got answers! I go above and beyond to act as a safety net for my clients and strive to make their experience as pleasant as possible. Take a look at some answers to the most frequently asked questions and requests below.

What Are Your Rates?

My rate for a 50-minute session is $170.
I believe that investing in your mental health is important, and I strive to provide quality care to all of my clients. If you have any questions or concerns about my rates, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Do You Offer Direct Billing?

I'm sorry, but I do not offer direct billing at this time. Payments can be made easily via credit card or e-transfer. You will receive a receipt immediately, which can be used to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. 

**Please note that it is your responsibility to confirm your coverage for counselling and psychotherapy services provided by Registered Social Workers.

Do you Offer Sliding Scale Rates?

I do provided limited sliding scale rates for those who are in financial need. Please contact me for more information about sliding scale rates. 

How Long Are Therapy Sessions? 

Therapy sessions are typically 50-minutes.
I do also offer 30 minute check-in sessions ($85.00) or 90 min-sessions ($205.00) for those who request such times. 

Which Techniques Do You Use? 

I use an intergrative approach to therapy and blend techniques from Cogntive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Psychodynamic Therapy. 

Who Are you Licenced To See? 

I am currently registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers and am licensed to see residents of Ontario. I offer virtual services to these residents and in-person services to individuals located in the Kitchener/ Waterloo Area. 

What I Live Outside Of Ontario, Can I Still Work With You? 

Unfortunetly I am only licenced to provide counselling and psychotherapy services to residents of Ontario. If You reside outside of Ontario you can access my free resources and paid resources. I am happy to offer referrals to other therapists outside of Ontario if I am able to. Please contact me for more support.  

I Have Questions About Your Free or Paid Resources 

If you have questions about any of my free or paid resources please feel free to contact me. You can do so using the contact submission below or email me at support@vanessabauer.ca

How Do I Know If We Are A Good Fit?

 To begin, we will have a 15-minute consultation call so we can get to know one another better. This call allows me to get a sense of what’s bringing you to therapy, and what you’re looking for and ask any questions you may have. Additionally, I'll share about myself, my style, and my approach.
If we are a good fit and decide to work together, I will send you some forms to fill out before our first session as well as the information for our first session. I ask new clients to commit to 6 weekly/ bi-weekly sessions to get started. I have found that this is the best way to establish a strong foundation, gain momentum and start making real progress.

Do You Still Have Questions?
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