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Questions About Therapy

If you’re just getting started with therapy for the first time, you may have some questions.

What are your fees? 2018-02-27T19:01:22+00:00

As of March 1, 2018 the fee for a 50 minute individual session is $120.00 and $150.00 for an 80 minute couples session.

Do you work with non-traditional gender roles? 2018-02-27T19:02:00+00:00

Individual and Couples counselling is offered to all clients.

What do I do if my partner does not want to come to counselling? 2018-02-01T06:32:05+00:00

Sometimes you need to insist your partner comes to counselling, and if this doesn’t work you can begin to do some things yourself. You can come in alone and I will help you with ideas about how to improve the relationship, and find better ways to approach communication with your partner.

How do I chose the right therapist? 2018-02-01T06:36:32+00:00

You can start by asking friends or family members, or check online resources for psychotherapists in your area who offer psychotherapy related to your issue of concern. Ask yourself: is this someone you feel a connection to, does the person seem kind and non-judgmental, and could you share your thoughts and feelings comfortably? Call the therapist and have a brief conversation, ask questions about their education, credentials, what they enjoy about their profession, what was their most recent professional development. Ready to connect? Have questions? Give me a call at (905) 351-4225.

How many sessions will I need? 2018-02-27T19:03:54+00:00

According to research most people attend individual psychotherapy for 5-8 sessions depending on the situation. Couples often need ten or more sessions.

Are the sessions confidential? 2018-02-27T19:04:32+00:00

All sessions are confidential, as outlined in the intake form.

Do I need a referral? 2018-02-01T06:29:59+00:00

A referral is not required. Clients often come on their own volition, as well as at the suggestion of their family doctor, psychiatrist, other health care professionals, family, and/or friends.

How quickly will I be seen? 2018-02-27T19:05:18+00:00

Usually your first appointment will be within one or two weeks.

Is psychotherapy covered by OHIP or my extended benefits health plan? 2018-02-27T19:06:10+00:00

Psychotherapy is not covered by OHIP, however many insurance companies do cover Registered Psychotherapists such as myself. Call your insurance company or your employer’s human resource department, and ask them for specific coverage details, to benefit from the services of a Registered Psychotherapist.

Are psychotherapy/counselling services eligible for tax credit? 2018-02-01T06:28:34+00:00

Registered Psychotherapists in Ontario are health care professionals recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as medical practitioners for the purposes of the medical expense tax credit. You can find more information here: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/rtrn/cmpltng/ddctns/lns300-350/330-331/ampp-eng.html

How do I make an appointment? 2018-02-01T06:34:31+00:00

Call the confidential line at 905 351 4225 and leave a message, or send an email directly to me, at counselling@rosemarywhitlock.ca. All inquiries will be answered within one business day.

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