FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What can I expect in a first Therapy session?

In a first session, you will complete two forms, an Intake form and a Consent form.  After reviewing these together, we can discuss the challenges that have brought you to counselling, your hopes for the process, and any questions you have. 

 

Do You do Online, Phone, or Distance Counselling?

Yes.  Video sessions are available using secure programs with end-to-end encryption to protect your privacy. Phone sessions are also an option for those without access to a secure network.  Masks are optional for in-person sessions.   

Fees/Investment

Therapy sessions (60 min.): $105 (GST included).  Fees will be increasing on November 1, 2022 to $115/hr +GST.  

Sliding Scale:  If you require a reduced rate, please contact me to discuss your needs. 

Groups: Variable cost

Insurance and Health Coverage

You may have coverage for therapy depending on your provider and the nature of your plan.  Please check with your provider with the following information:  Marion Orr MA Canadian Certified Counsellor (C.C.C.), Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association: #10003331

Appointments and Cancellations

Appointments are typically 55 minutes in length. 

Cancellations and appointment changes can be made up to 24 hours before your appointment start through the link in your appointment confirmation email.  If you must cancel within the 24 hour period, please contact me directly.  Cancellations under 24 hours in advance may result in a late cancellation fee.

How often should I book?

Each person's experience is different. Factors influencing frequency might include goals for therapy, type of therapy, access to other supports and resources, scheduling options, and other life circumstances.  This issue can be addressed in your first session.  

How to Prepare for a Therapy Session and Get the Most out of Your Sessions

  • Consider the reasons you would like to come to therapy:  What are the key issues? What goals do you have for therapy?  

  • Consider giving yourself a bit of time before and after sessions to both prepare and to process what was discussed.  The real change happens outside of the therapy room.

  • You may wish to bring a notepad to write down what you'd like to remember.

  • Particularly with virtual sessions, give yourself time before and after sessions to "transition".  Get up and move around, go for a walk, journal, contemplate, nap, etc; anything that helps you shift gears!

  • Remember change is a process, not a singular outcome.