Frequently Asked Questions
Will my insurance cover the cost of counselling?
Insurance coverage varies by provider and plan. Check with your insurance carrier to see if they cover mental health services provided by a certified counsellor.
Examine your coverage closely by answering the following questions:
- What are my mental health benefits?
- What is the maximum coverage per therapy session?
- Is there a limit to the number of sessions that my plan covers?
- How much, if anything, does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
How long are your counselling sessions?
This depends. Usually, sessions are one hour long. If we are doing EMDR, therapy is far more time effective if sessions are longer, usually 90 minutes. however, EMDR therapy often requires fewer sessions.
How long will therapy go on?
This will become clearer once we meet, discuss your goals and make a plan for how to reach them. You are in control of how often you come and for how many sessions. Usually, I see clients for 4 to 6 sessions.
What if I need help with a relationship and my significant other does not want to come to therapy?
There is much that you can change in a relationship by changing yourself. The resulting changes may be an incentive for your partner to join in later.
Are you married? Do you have kids?
Yes, I am married and have two grown sons and a dog.
Are you a Christian and do I have to be to appreciate your approach?
I am a Christian and my faith does inform my moral and ethical approach to life. I am however, trained in a clinical model rather than a pastoral model. I respect each client’s stage in their spiritual journey and I am happy to incorporate spirituality into therapy if a client desires it.