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Got Questions?
I've Got Answers!

Starting therapy can feel like embarking on a new journey into the unknown. But fear not! I'm here to ease your mind and guide you through the process with my handy FAQ section. Whether you're wondering about insurance coverage, the difference between therapists and psychiatrists, or how to choose the right therapist for you, I've got you covered. 

  • What types of therapy do you offer?
    I specialize in individual counselling for adolescents and adults, providing a safe and supportive space for personal growth and exploration. Additionally, I offer both online and in-person sessions to accommodate your preferences and needs.
  • What's the difference between a Psychotherapist and Psychiatrist?
    Ah, good question! So, I'm a Registered Psychotherapist (MA/MSc), and I offer counseling, assessments, and general mental health support. Now, for a diagnosis, you'll want to see a Psychologist (PhD) or Psychiatrist (MD). And if it's prescribed medication you're after, you'll need to see a Psychiatrist or Family Physician. Just remember, each of these professional designations is regulated within the province of Ontario.
  • How do I choose a therapist?
    Choosing the right therapist is like finding the perfect pair of shoes—it's gotta feel just right. If you're not feeling the vibe with me, don't worry! I'll help you find another therapist who's better suited to your needs.
  • How often should I see my therapist?
    Great question! The frequency of sessions will depend on your treatment plan, as discussed with me during our first session. The time between sessions can range from a few days to a few weeks, depending on your needs.
  • Do you take insurance?
    Absolutely! Well, sort of. Some, but not all insurance plans cover services provided by a 'Registered Psychotherapist'. You'll want to check with your own insurance provider to see if and how much coverage your policy offers.
  • I don't have insurance, how can I afford therapy?
    Ah, financial concerns can be a real hurdle, can't they? But fear not! I believe that mental health support should be accessible to all demographics. So, I continue to offer limited sliding scale spots for those requiring financial aid. Plus, there are plenty of community-offered programs out there to explore. Check out the resources below for more info!
  • What are your top recommended resources for mental health support?
    Need some extra support outside of our sessions? I've got you covered with these helpful resources: Kids Help Phone For 24/7 support, you can call 1-800-668-6868, text 686868, or visit their website at CAMH Looking for current research on mental health issues and additional resources? Head over to CAMH to find what you need. NEDIC If you're seeking more information and support specifically for eating disorders, check out NEDIC. CMHA For local and subsidized programs, explore what CMHA has to offer. They provide a range of resources to support mental health in your community.
  • Is therapy affordable?
    Absolutely! At Honu Mental Health, I believe that everyone deserves access to quality mental health care. That's why I offer financial aid and a special rate for post-secondary students to ensure that cost is not a barrier to getting the support you need. Don't hesitate to reach out and discuss your options—I'm here to help.
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