FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are your rates? And do you offer sliding scale?
My rate is 140 per clinical hour (50 minutes). I do offer sliding scale to a limited number of clients.
What happens in the first session?
You have made the session for a reason. We begin with discussing what has brought you into counselling. Whatever issue you identify as the most important to explore is the right issue to begin with.
When should I schedule an information session and when should I just schedule an appointment?
Most of my referrals do not schedule an information session because they are going on the advice of a professional or a friend. But, if you are looking to see if we might work well together then the purpose of the free 1/2 hour information session is to address questions that you may have that would assist you in determining if you and I can work well together. The degree of trust that exists between us predicts how deep we can go and how quickly we can work, so trust is everything in counselling.
How many sessions on average do clients attend and how frequently should I come?
Some clients come for only one appointment. Many attend for longer. Some clients come every week. Some clients come biweekly. And some clients I see throughout the year. It is hard to say. What I will say is that I am flexible with any arrangement. But, it is my aspiration that every session we get closer to your authentic self--a self that is adaptive and free of feeling stuck.