Is it confidential?
Everything that happens in the course of treatment is strictly confidential. However, there are a few exceptions to the confidentiality rule.
Exceptions to confidentiality
- Inform a potential victim of a client’s intention to harm;
- Inform an appropriate family member, health care professional, or police if necessary of a client’s intention to end his or her life
- Release a client’s file if there is a court order to do so
- Inform the Children’s Aid Society if there is suspicion of a child being at risk or in need of protection due to neglect, or physical, sexual or emotional abuse
How long does therapy last?
Each person is different and will have different needs.
In the cases of individual therapy, Liz can provide short term (3-8 sessions) or longer term therapy sessions.
Couples therapy and family therapy are usually processes that start on a weekly basis but then very quickly move to a bi-weekly basis. The length of therapy can vary from short-term to long-term, depending on your needs and the level of crisis that the couple/family is facing.
What are your rates?
Appointments and fee inquiries can be made by calling or emailing. Liz is currently accepting new clients and self referrals are welcome.
Liz is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and counselling may be covered by some insurance plans.
As of September 26, 2012, counselling services provided by Registered Social Workers (RSWs) can be claimed as a medical expense tax deduction when you file your income tax return. An official receipt will be provided. Counselling services provided by a Registered Social Worker are not covered by OHIP.
Call for a free 15-minute consultation to see if we are a good fit.
At least 24 hours notice is required for cancellations. You will be charged the full rate if your notice of cancellation is less than 24 hours prior to the appointment time or if you do not attend a scheduled appointment.