1. Do you provide services outside of Calgary and Toronto?
Yes, I can provide virtual sessions anywhere in Ontario or Alberta. In-person sessions are available in Calgary.
2. Can you direct bill my insurance provider for the fees?
I can do this for GreenShieldCanada. I might be able to do this for Blue Cross plans if you are in Ontario. Other insurance companies may not necessarily have direct billing options for counselling/psychotherapy, or I have not looked into joining their network. If you would like me to look into direct billing with your plan, let me know, I am happy to do so.
3. What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?
Great question. The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association mentions that, “It is not possible to make a generally accepted distinction between counselling and psychotherapy” (https://www.ccpa-accp.ca/profession-and-regulation/). The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario describes that “Psychotherapy is primarily a talk-based therapy and is intended to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being” (https://www.crpo.ca/find-a-registered-psychotherapist/what-is-psychotherapy/), and the Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta describes that one of the things Counselling Therapists do is, “within a counselling relationship, assess, guide, support and treat individuals or groups of individuals to enhance, maintain, and promote health and wellness” (https://www.acta-alberta.ca/counselling-therapy).