Do I need a doctor’s referral to see Carol?
No. You can contact Carol directly by email or telephone and do not require a doctor’s referral to begin services.
What is the fee for each session?
The fee per session is $140/50 minutes (the first Session, however, is 75 minutes/$200) and may be covered by your Insurance or Benefits plan or that of a family member where MSW RSW therapy is covered (please contact your particular Insurance company to inquire whether MSWs or RSWs are covered by your policy before contacting Carol). Payment is accepted at each session by cash, cheque, E-transfer or credit card (Visa, MasterCard). Please contact Carol if you would like additional information or have any questions.
How long are the sessions? How long will it take to feel better?
Each session is 50 minutes in length. The first Session, however, is 75 minutes as, together, we look at all of the contributing factors to the current challenges. There are occasions when regular sessions may be longer (for example during Exposure Therapy for phobias) and the fee will need to be adjusted accordingly. The number of sessions required depends on the nature and severity of the issues; Carol would be happy to discuss this further with you by telephone, email or in person.
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Psychotherapy?
Please refer to the Services section for detailed information about the different therapy modalities provided
Do I need medication?
While the therapies and approaches Carol uses have been shown to be effective, there are times in which medication can be a very useful adjunct in the treatment of depression and anxiety, especially when serious depression and anxiety have profoundly interfered with your life. Please discuss this option with your Family Doctor or Psychiatrist.
Do you offer Virtual or In person services?
Telephone and Video Sessions available
Due to positive feedback, Carol will continue to provide therapy by Video and Telephone only.
How do I pay for the Sessions; is it direct billing to my Insurance Benefits?
Payment options include: Preference is for Etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org the morning of the Session or by VISA/Mastercard and Carol will issue a Receipt by email within 24 hours of depositing the payment.
PHONE Option: You would simply call Carol at 416-735-8288 at the time of your scheduled Session.
VIDEO Option: As long as you have a computer or phone with a video option, it is very easy to use. Carol simply sends a link to your email the morning of your Session and you open it at your Session time.