Listening carefully and questioning your assumptions helps me to help you. Your stress and your relationships with others have special dynamics. We look at your situation together to understand the context of the problem and your feelings about it. When is it worse and when is it better? What works for someone else may not work for you or your family.
I meet with new clients for a joint assessment of approximately an hour. We decide together whether my professional style of counselling is a good fit for you. All discussion is confidential unless I become aware of danger to you or another person. In that case we will talk about the next steps.
The contractual rate is $75 per hour. At the end of each session, you may use either cash or cheque for payment. Most insurance applies since I am an Ontario registered professional (MSW). submit my written receipt for insurance reimbursement. Some insurance companies and all government services let me bill them directly.
The Niagara Falls office is handicapped accessible and both offices are on public transit routes. Paid parking is available either in a lot or on the street at both locations.
Please notify me about changes or cancellations at least 24 hours in advance to make the time available for others. They will appreciate it, and so will I.
Call the phone number below for a brief consultation and to arrange an appointment within the next business week.
COUNSELLING Employers & EAP* Contracts: Ceridian Lifeworks Services, Markham, ON Community Mental Health Centers, City of Chicago Chedoke Child & Family Centre, Hamilton, ON Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, ON Design for a New Tomorrow, St. Catharines Family Service Bureau, Chicago Homewood Human Solutions,Vancouver, BC Hotel Dieu Hospital, St. Catharines,ON Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance Companies, ON Network Advantage, ON PPC/Interlock, Vancouver, BC Solareh, Saint-Laurent, QC State of Illinois, Mental Health Dept., IL Victim Quick Response Program, ON Wellness Corp, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts *EAP = Employee Assistance Programs
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: ON College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (RSW) ocswssw.org ON Assoc. of Social Workers, Niagara Br. Communications Coordinator oasw.org
Offices: @ 5400 Portage Road, Suite 501,Niagara Falls, or @ 30 DukeStreet, 1st Floor, St. Catharines Ontario, Canada (905) 937-9706 firstname.lastname@example.org
When you know what you should do but you cannot do it, counselling helps