I believe people are the experts of their own life, however, they may not always feel that way given their current circumstances, tools, or past experiences. As a social worker, I value the deep understanding that everyone deserves autonomy, respect, and compassion. With this, I aim to support individuals in uncovering their innate abilities to cope and feel more confident as a self-expert.
How do I know if therapy is the right for me?People often attend therapy when struggling with emotional and behavioural difficulties and mental health concerns/ symptoms. Or when faced with stress, life challenges or relationship difficulties.
What can I expect from therapy?During our first appointment, we review consent, confidentiality and other logistics. We also discuss your goals for therapy or the challenges you are currently facing, and we start to develop a treatment pla based on your needs and goals. This treatment plan is flexible and is adapted as needed. As we progress in our sessions, we work towards your goals which could include developing new skills and tools to help you cope, developing new insights and awarenesses to help you make better decisions, or processing the past to help you heal and move forward. Therapy is not a quick fix. Therpay is about equipping you with life-long tools and skills. With that in mind, therapy usually requires multiple visits and it can take time before noticeable changes are observed. It is also important to note that we may come in and out of therapy throughout our lives depending on the challenges we are facing or the goals we would like to achieve.
How many sessions should I attend and at what frequency?Initially, it's best to commit to weekly/bi-weekly sessions and attend a minimum of 8-10 sessions which allows us to set goals, build momentum and make progress. We revisit discussions of frequency and duration of therapy throughout our work together to reflect on progress and achievements. We may attend therapy for some time and then take a break to implement the tools and skills learned, returning if our goals change or new stressors arise. You may book check-in appointments with me to stay accountable and maintain goals or re-engage in therapy if new symptoms, problems, challenges or goals arise.
How much are sessions?Consultations are FREE! Individual Psychotherapy Sessions are $170 per 50-minute session. 90-minute sessions are available and priced accordingly at request. $85 per 30-minute check-in session is also available for those who need support between sessions or have completed treatment and need occasional accountability. Resource navigation sessions are $85 per 30-minute session and include a detailed resource list and additional referral support.
Are services covered by insurance / Do you offer direct billing?Psychotherapy services provided by social workers are covered by most insurance plans, Employee Assistance Plans (EAPs), auto insurance, or worker’s compensation (WSIB). Direct billing is not available at this time. Psychotherapy sessions can also be claimed through the Medical Expense Tax Credit at taxes.
How are payments made?Payments can be made via e-transfer or credit card.
Do you have a cancellation policy?I have a cancellation policy, and this ensures that my practice is running efficiently and effectively. If unable to attend an appointment, I request you provide at least 24 hours' advanced notice. If your appoinntment is not cancelled promplty, you will be billed for the entire cost of your scheduled appointment as I am unable to use this time for another client. Exceptions will be made for those who unable to cancel due to an emergency.
Three Tides Wellness
160 King St S, Waterloo, ON N2J 1P6
Hours: by appointment