Private Counselling Sessions
I am a systemic therapist. This means that if you are a couple then I will want to see you most of the time as a couple. I think that you live in a system and that system is very important in any healing enterprise. Sometimes this may mean that I work with one of you while the other sits by and/or helps me with perspective. Most of the time I am working with both of you for the whole session.
Or you may come as an individual.
All sessions are completely confidential. Each session lasts for 1 hour unless we decide otherwise. My fee is $170 an hour and this includes all taxes. My office is in Kitsilano, Vancouver. If you have an insurance plan, you can check to see if it covers sessions given by a therapist accredited with BCAMFT (Canada) or AAMFT (USA) . Some insurance plans do.
I am also available to work with you long distance by Skype. As well I offer intensives where you would see me over two to three days, a number of hours per day. This option gives you a maximum kick start. Or it works for those with severe timetable restrictions.
People always ask how many sessions? There is no easy answer to this question. As a private practitioner, I am am available to work with you over time. People see me weekly, twice a month, once a month and less depending on the situation.
My experience tells me that by the time you call me, you are worried and usually have tried all the interventions available to you. It is time to consult an expert. This tells me that you are very serious and dedicated to your emotional health and its repair.
I do hold you in the context of the system that you live in and this may be your work, your family of origin, your culture and your community. I have worked with a variety of issues and communities.
Your context may be one or a combinations of the following: athletics, the arts, a spiritual community, the medical community, academia, the LGBT community or the legal world. I have had clients within all these systems. And all of us have a family of origin that has so deeply been a part of who we are. Frequently I have worked with entire and large family systems.
I look forward to meeting you.