Frequently Asked Questions

The rate per session is 170 dollars for individuals and 190 dollars for couples and families. Fees are payable at the end of each session and can be made by either cash, cheque or etransfer. Since insurance policies may vary, it is important to read your policy carefully and understand the extent of your coverage. I'm a member of the Order of Social Workers of Quebec as a Marital & Family Therapist. My permit # is DURA05-02-180. I also hold a Psychotherapist permit through the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec and my permit number is #60581-13. Lastly, I'm a member of Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists and my permit # is 12-5715. If receipts are needed for insurance please advise me.
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All of us experience painful feelings at one time or another. Sadness, hopelessness, anxiety, and distress are examples of natural feelings that arise in the course of living. However, in some cases these feelings can be overwhelming, making it difficult for a person to function normally on a day-to-day basis. Some distress signals to look for are:
  • Feelings of loneliness, moodiness, sadness, failure, stress or anxiety
  • Difficulty in setting or reaching goals
  • Unexplainable fatigue or difficulty sleeping
  • The need for tranquilizers, energizers or sleeping aids
  • Drastic weight fluctuation or irregular eating patterns
  • Persistent feelings of dissatisfaction
  • Difficulties with anger
  • Sexual problems or concerns
  • Work difficulties, frequent job changes, problems with coworkers
  • Difficulties in talking with your partner, spouse, children, parents, other family members, friends or coworkers.
  • Problems with a child's behavior, school adjustment or performance
  • Constant family stress
Therapy can help you identify and address needed changes and aid in handling difficult situations. Psychotherapy may also help you to get to know and like yourself a little better. At the end of the process, you should feel happier and more productive.
Good chemistry between clients and their therapists is extremely important. Feeling comfortable and trusting in your therapist is paramount because in order to get help, you must share private thoughts and feelings. Therefore, you should look for a therapist who listens closely to you, takes your best interests to heart, who responds openly, is nonjudgmental and makes you feel you are being genuinely understood.
This is a critical question for both the therapist and client and it is a difficult one to answer. Some issues can be resolved in a few sessions while others take longer. As your therapist, I understand that you want change to happen quickly and I am committed to ensuring that we attain the identified therapeutic goals in as timely a manner as possible. In your initial consultation, we can discuss what works best for you considering your emotional, financial, scheduling and therapeutic concerns. Typically, sessions are once weekly and are 50 minutes in length. However, it is possible to arrange extended or more frequent sessions, if that is warranted.

Office Location

4573 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Suite #200, Westmount
QC, H3Z 1E9
(514) 928-9927