How much is each session?
I work strictly on a sliding scale, I know it's a bit different than traditionally fees.. So, when you come in for your first session (after we've met and had a consultation), I'll check in with you to see where you would like to fall on that sliding scale. Where you do, is where you stay until you tell me otherwise. My sliding scale rate is $120-$145/session including HST.
What about your low-rate? Who qualifies?
My low rate is available to those with a gross household income for $30,00/year or less and is $73.45/session including HST. This works on a rotation or cycle so it allows me to help as many people as possible. One rotation/cycle lasts 4 months as long as those in that rotation are stable to rotate out. If you feel you would like additional cycle, you will be readed to my wait list. My current wait list for low rate is about 6 months, please email me to be added.
Are your dogs Certified Therapy Dogs?
While Trinket and Zowie are not "certified therapy dogs" with an organization at this time, their natural therapeutic nature is undeniable. Trinket is full of zip but is also able to bring in clam and peace allowing those with her deeper access to self. Zowie, now retired, has a special ability to tap into what you're feeling and bring in awareness... It's something in those eyes. Animal Assisted Therapy can be with any pet (even your own), not just those trained to be obedient and listen.
What heck is Spiritual Psychotherapy?
Before you get all weirded out that I'm going to call the power the elements or get "hokey" on you let me explain!
I'm a pragmatic person but I'm also spiritual. My belief is that we all have a mind, body spirit connection. I believe in the energetics and vibrations of all things, if that's not your jam, no problem! There's more than one way to do a piece of processing and I'm here to facilitate that process. Meeting you where you're at and doing what works for you is how your therapy will be successful.
How long is each psychotherapy session?
Each session is 50 minutes in length. I book you into a one hour time slot. The last 10 minutes of session is scheduling your next appointment and taking notes regarding session. Sometimes, I run a couple minutes behind, don't worry, you'll still get a full 50 minute session. But please note, if you show up late, our session will still stop at the 50 minute mark as I do have other tasks to attend to prior my next client.
What is your cancellation policy?
Just like me, it's pretty straight forward. I ask that you provide 24 hours notices for any appointments that will not be attended. If it's less than 24 hours notice, there is a 75% No show/Late cancel fee applied. Please note: if I can get your appointment filled by someone on my wait list, I don't charge you a cancellation fee and if I miss an appointment with you and it's not because of a personal emergency or I'm sick, your next session is on me.
Are you seeing clients in person?
For the most part, my practice is solely online. Occasionally I will meet with clients outside for a walking session. I find the people being able to have sessions in their own home takes the pressure off regarding timing as well as driving home after a particularly emotional session. You never know what tomorrow brings. I am always assessing the needs and requests of clients and if the need is there, I will reopen my office.
So, what's up with your and your dog on the home page?
I chose to make that my homepage image for a couple of reasons. Mainly, that's a really big space to fill a picture of just my face! Second and most important, I strongly believe in the healing and connecting power of our pets. To us, to others, to nature and the world around us. I feel that having a pet to care, love and be responsible for can be an important learning in self, awareness of emotions and even help with executive function.
Please don't get a pet because I've said these things! Let's talk about it first.