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“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
-Lao Tzu


Common Queries

All the answers you seek, in one place

Do you offer sliding scale rates?

At this time, each individual practitioner has their own policy regarding sliding scale rates. However, these spots are limited and not guaranteed for each individual requesting them. If coverage is a concern please let your practitioner know ahead of time so that plans can be made to accommodate frequency of sessions and payment. Otherwise, appropriate referrals will be made to better suit the needs of the individual.

As of January 2023, Registered Psychologists, Registered Provisional Psychologists, and Registered Social Workers are charging a rate of $200 per 50 minute session; Canadian Certified Counsellors are charging a rate of $150 per 50 minute session; and students are charging a rate of $50 per 50 minute session. Please be aware ahead of time of what designations your insurance provider covers, and direct billing can be offered for some but not all insurances.

How long does each therapy session take?

Typically sessions are 1 clinical hour which is 50 therapy minutes. Some clients choose to schedule 1.5 clinical hours (75 therapy minutes) or even 2 clinical hours (100 minutes). If you are considering a longer session, please check with your insurance provider to determine if your session duration impacts your coverage. 

What is Trauma-Informed treatment?

Trauma-informed treatment is a commitment to ensuring that adverse events are considered in all forms of care. This includes understanding the impacts of intergenerational trauma, adverse childhood events, and personally identified traumatic events, on the functioning of an individual. Trauma informed requires all practitioners to consider the impact of adverse events on attachment, personal touch, and space in our office. Trauma informed also requires our practitioners to consider the implications of adverse events in relation to past diagnosis and treatment planning to ensure we are aligned with "best practices" for those particular events and that we take a non-pathologizing approach to your mental and physical health. Our director, Vanessa Foley, has been influenced by incredible psychologists and psychiatrists around the world such as Bessel Van Der Kolk and Gabor Mate. We will not accept simple explanations for complex struggles. 

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