Services and Payment
I appreciate that psychotherapy can seem very expensive, and very few people want to spend years "on the couch". My approach is to make each session effective and transformative. A session can be either 60 or 90 minutes.
I find that people work through trauma best in 90 minutes. That is a good amount of time to go deep into the issue, make new decisions inside yourself, and come out with a practical plan as to how to move forward in daily life. While sessions do not have to be every week, usually we need a certain number of sessions to make real change happen. When dealing with trauma, I suggest you plan to give yourself 8 sessions at 90 minutes each in order to experience a real difference. More complex trauma may require further sessions to completely deal with it; however, in my experience, you will feel a difference after 8 sessions.
Both professional and self-referrals are welcome. I have great results with adults and teenagers.
Many private or third-party insurances cover all or part of the fees, as regular BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) does not cover therapy. Because I am a registered licensed psychologist, often people get reimbursed for some and pay the rest privately.
My regular fees range from $200 to $250 an hour (emergency sessions or sessions out of your own home). By using a credit card, you will receive an auto-receipt so that you may hand it in to your insurance company or to your accountant. Otherwise, I can give you a hand-written receipt.
Sep to Jun
When: Mon – Fri from 9 AM – 4 PM*
Where: Docs on the Bay – 6422 Bay Street,
West Vancouver, BC (Horseshoe Bay) or Bowen Island.
*Tuesdays I stay late at the Horseshoe Bay location.
Jul and Aug
Through the summer I'm available online over a confidential internet link from wherever you are in the world. Internet sessions can be set up for later in the evening, or earlier in the morning.
If you prefer, I'm available by phone as well.
I am also available through Equinoxe.
604 376 9801
Docs on the Bay
6422 Bay Street
West Vancouver BC