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Rates & Who I Work With

Individuals, Couples and Family Counselling
Individual, Couples, & Family Counselling,
ages 12+

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

 

All sessions are via:

-telephone or

-audio-video on a computer or smartphone using the internet (Jane App or zoom)

-In-person in Chemainus (Vancouver Island, 1 hour drive North of Victoria, 40 mins South of Nanaimo)​

Individual Counselling: 

$150 for a 60 minute session

Sliding Scale available ($90 to $150)

Couples and Family Counselling:

$185 per 75 minute session

Sliding Scale available ($110 to $185)

Note: I will see youth younger than 12 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. 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 am on Trans Care BC's list of approved Surgical Readiness Assessors. 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)

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

Surgical Readiness Assessments:

90 Minute Session + 90 minute write-up

$350

Sliding scale available ($250 to $350)

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

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 Sections 1 and 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, disability and neurodiversity

  • 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

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