My approach to psychotherapy is strongly rooted in contemporary psychoanalytic
thinking and practice. For more details, see 'psychotherapy approach'
No. The couch is one part
of Freud’s legacy which has no place
in my approach to psychoanalytic psychotherapy, other than as a child’s
vehicle for a ride to an enchanted forest, or for a game of Hide and
Seek. However, when feeling relaxed, some individuals do choose to recline
while talking face to face. Adults can choose to sit on the couch or
in a comfortable chair.
Fees for my psychotherapy sessions cannot be claimed through OHIP. Some
private extended care insurance plans will cover some or all of my fees.
I provide clients with a letter for their insurers which describes my
training and experience.
The importance of the collaboration between parents and myself cannot
be overemphasized. Regular meetings with parents is a crucial part of
the treatment process. The frequency of these meetings will depend on
the age of the child and the severity of the presenting problem.
When you call, we have an opportunity to discuss
your concerns, and whether I may be able to help. In our initial phone
contact you will be provided with information about my fee and availability,
and answers to any other questions you may have. If you decide you
would like to make an appointment to meet, we will arrange a mutually
agreeable time for an initial consultation.