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Rates & Who I Work With

Individuals, Couples and Family Counselling
Individual & Family Counselling:
ages 10+

I have over 15 years experience working in supportive roles with adults and youth.

 

Sessions can be via:

-Telephone

-Online (Jane App or Zoom)

-In-person in Chemainus (Vancouver Island, 1 hour drive North of Victoria or 40 mins South of Nanaimo)​* See Covid Policy below

 

Individual Counselling: 

$150 - 60 minute session

Sliding Scale available ($100 to $150)* See Sliding Scale Policy below

Family Counselling:

$175 - 60 minute session

$200 - 75 minute session

Sliding Scale available ($135 to $200)* See Sliding Scale Policy below

Note: I will see children younger than 10 if they are part of a family seeing me for counselling

Free 20 Minute Phone Call with New Clients

During this session you can ask questions and see if I'm a good fit for you as a counsellor. 

Extended Health Benefit Coverage

Counselling with me is often covered by extended health benefits, if you have extended health benefits through your work, university/school, your family, your pension plan, etc. You can look up your extended health benefit plan online or call them, and see if they cover counselling with a Registered Social Worker. 

Coverage for most Indigenous people through First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)

I am registered through FNHA, am able to provide assessments to most Indigenous people (with and without Status) and have it be covered through FNHA's mental health benefits. You do not need to have a status number or be registered with FNHA to access these benefits, it is the counsellor's role to navigate these benefits and submit the needed documentation to FNHA.  

Gender-Affirming Care
Gender-Affirming Care (Transgender Care): Including Hormone Readiness Assessments & Surgical Readiness Assessments

There is no one way to be trans, non-binary, gender diverse, gender creative or however else someone might describe their gender - we are all different and unique, and so are our experiences of our genders. I provide general counselling to people of all genders, as well as hormone readiness assessments and surgical readiness assessments for people who are seeking them. 

I use an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed approach with hormone readiness and surgical readiness assessments. I have been working professionally with Two-Spirit, trans, non-binary and gender-diverse people on issues of gender and sexuality since 2011. 

Hormone Readiness Assessment:

90 Minute Session + 90 minute write-up

$350

Sliding scale available ($250 to $350) *See Sliding Scale policy below 

I offer a limited number of free assessments for people facing multiple barriers to hormones and/or surgery

 

I see people 18+ for Hormone Readiness Assessments. 

Through my work with Dr. Wallace Wong, I am able to provide gender dysphoria assessments to children and youth. You can book that through Dr. Wong's office, and request to see me for a gender dysphoria assessment. All Dr. Wong's standard fees and processes will apply. https://diversitycentre.net/

Surgical Recommendation Letters:

90 Minute Session + 90 minute write-up

$350

Sliding scale available ($250 to $350) *See Sliding Scale Policy below

I offer a limited number of free assessments for people facing multiple barriers to hormones and/or surgery

I am able to provide Surgical Recommendation Letters for people accessing: upper surgeries, gonadectomy (hysterectomy or orchiectomy), and any procedures that people pay out-of-pocket for, such as FFS. 

I am able to provide Surgical Recommendation Letters to people who are the age of majority and older, and to older teens for upper surgeries only on a case-by-case basis. 

Extended Health Benefit Coverage

Counselling (including assessments) with me is often covered by extended health benefits, if you have extended health benefits through your work, university/school, your family, your pension plan, etc. You can look up your extended health benefit plan online or call them, and see if they cover counselling with a Registered Social Worker. 

Coverage for most Indigenous people through First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)

I am registered through FNHA, am able to provide assessments to most Indigenous people (with and without Status) and have it be covered through FNHA's mental health benefits. You do not need to have a status number or be registered with FNHA to access these benefits, it is the counsellor's role to navigate these benefits and submit the needed documentation to FNHA.  

Areas of Focus
Areas of Focus: 
  • Expanding Your 2SLGBTQIA+ Family: adoption, IVF, known-donor at-home insemination, surrogacy and more!

  • Support with PWD (Persons with Disabilities) Applications: Support filling out Section 1 and able to fill out and sign off on 3

  • Questioning your Gender and/or Sexual Orientation

  • Depression, Anxiety & Mood

  • Grief & Loss

  • Youth & Families

  • Trauma

  • Intimate Partner Violence: including in 2SLGBTQIA+ and straight relationships

  • Sexuality, kink, non-monogamy

  • Chronic pain and disability

  • Neurodiversity: ADHD & Autism

  • Relationship Issues

  • Religious Trauma: Healing trauma caused by a lack of acceptance in your faith community 

  • Unlearning Toxic Masculinity

  • Understanding your family member's gender and/or sexual orientation: counselling for family members of 2SLGBTQIA+ people

  • Immigration & Refugee related issues

Sliding Scale Policy

I am committed to equity and people being able to access the services that they need. 

My Sliding Scale is $100 to $150 per individual session, and $135 to $185 for couples or family sessions.

 

My sliding scale for Hormone Readiness Assessments and Surgical Recommendation Letters is $250 to $350.

I provide a limited number of pro-bono / free assessments for people facing multiple barriers to care. Feel free to email me about this

People who have extended health benefits are not able to access the sliding scale. They are able to access the sliding scale once their benefits for the year are exhausted

People are able to self-identify on the sliding scale what rate they will pay. See info graphic below to better under stand what a sliding scale is

I am open to questions about the sliding scale and can sometimes accomodate exceptions

 

 

 

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Covid-19 Policy

This policy applies to In-Person clients only

If you have any cold and flu symptoms, please stay home. Even if you tested negative for Covid-19, please stay home. I will do the same

A high quality air filter that can filter out viruses is used in the office

2 windows will be left slightly ajar for improved airflow (all seasons)

 

There may be times clients are asked to mask, and I am open to masking any time that clients ask for this

 

On days I see clients in person, there will only be one client in the morning and one client in the afternoon to allow time and air circulation between clients

I am open to requests and conversations about how to make this a covid-safer space for you

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