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. Carol offers face to face Sessions and, as well as telephone counselling/therapy
What is the fee for each session?
The fee per session is $130/50 minutes (the first Session, however, is 75 minutes and $195) 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 in serious depression and anxiety which have profoundly interfered with your life. Please discuss this option with your Family Doctor or Psychiatrist.
Is the office accessible by transit? Is there parking available?
Carol’s office is conveniently located in Newmarket in the York Professional Building at 679 Davis drive which is located across the street from the parking lot of Southlake Regional Health Centre. It is very accessible by transit, car and the 404. There is a small ($4) fee for parking (credit card, exact coins or you can purchase tokens in the basement of the building). There is both an elevator and stairs.
Telephone and Video Sessions available
For your convenience, Carol also provides both Telephone and Video therapy/counselling. Payment can be made by Etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org the day of the Session and Carol will issue a Receipt by email within 24 hours.
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.