Frequently Asked Questions
I identify as LGBTQ. Will therapy with you provide a safe space for me?
Absolutely! I am an LGBTQ ally that offers a sex-positive, inclusive and non-judgmental therapeutic space. I previously worked on the LGBTQ mental health team as a community agency in Toronto, and a large segment of my current private practice identifies as LGBTQ. I have experience working with clients who are in the process of transitioning, as well as clients who identify as non-binary. I have extensive experience working with clients who have experienced systemic oppression as well as microaggressions, bullying, who are either considering coming out or who carry scars from their coming out experience, who are living with HIV, whose current sexual experience is tied to substance abuse, and who are striving to find their true voice and own their whole identity.
Where does therapy take place?
Therapy takes place in my therapy space close to Bathurst and Lawrence, which is easily TTC accessible.
I also offer counselling over the phone or by video conference, which can be highly effective therapeutic methods.
On rare occasions, I also do in-home counselling for clients on a case-by-case basis for an additional fee when there is a strong reason to do so. I highly encourage clients to step outside of their personal space for therapy when possible.
How long does a session take?
Most clients find that one hour is the right amount of time for a therapy session for them. Sometimes clients find that 90-minutes gives them more space to explore their feelings and thoughts, as well as to draw on meditation and reiki energy work. Together we can explore what session length works best for you.
What are your rates and methods of payment?
Please contact me directly to discuss session fee rates. Fees may be reimbursable by your private health insurance benefits plan. Session fees can be paid by cash, cheque, or email transfer.
Do you do counselling over the phone or by video conference?
I have several clients who live outside of Toronto and I counsel them over the phone or by video conference. These methods of counselling can be highly effective.
I’ve never been to therapy before, and I’m not sure how I feel about talking to a stranger about my feelings. How do I know if this is right for me?
It’s normal to feel uncertain, nervous, and even doubtful before going to therapy, especially if you’ve never been to therapy before. You may be concerned that seeing a therapist means there’s something wrong with you, but seeing a therapist is a way of investing in your emotional and mental health, the same way you do lots of things to invest in your body’s health. The best way to know if therapy will be comfortable and right for you is to reach out and connect for a free 30-minute consultation.