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FAQ'S

What can I expect from my first session/meeting with you?

The first session would is an assessment and getting to know you and me session. You would come in, fill out consent and intake, and then we would discuss what it is that you are struggling with at present as well as look at the strengths, resources and tools that you do currently have to draw on and enhance. I have standard questions that I usually ask to gauge where you are at and what style of counselling and therapy (various styles are on my website under psychotherapy and energy therapy services) would be most effective for you. We would then work collaboratively to see if this is the right fit with you and your needs at present. If it is, we would discuss frequency of sessions and length and what is feasible for you.

How many sessions do I need?

This is dependent on what you are coming in for, what you are looking to achieve, and feasibility of the sessions. There are clients that come in once a week or once bi weekly for months, and there are clients that come in for a limited number of sessions as they have gained what they were looking for. Most clients come frequently initially and usually taper off once they feel they have achieved the tools, insights and skills that they needed. I will collaboratively work with you to establish the number of sessions and what is most suitable for you.

Does OHIP cover psychotherapy or psychology services?

No, they do not. However, some extended health care providers will cover psychotherapeutic services and most extended health care providers will cover psychological services. Please check with your extended health care provider to see how much coverage you do have. You can also use these expenses at tax time to claim as health care expenses.

Who are you governed by?

I am a registered member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. If you chose to have a psychological/psychotherapeutic session, Dr. Sara Aharon will provide feedback and consultation on the work that we do. She is governed by the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

Can grief counseling help me?

Everyone experiences grief and loss differently. And everyone, at some point or another experiences the loss of an important person, animal, place or thing in their life. If you have come to a decision where you feel you are ready to express the feelings and thoughts that you have been going through, I am here to listen. My goal is to guide you through your unique process so that the pain is no longer unbearable. I wish to help you understand your relationship to the person, animal, job, etc. that you lost and work through any feelings that may be inhibiting your overall health and well-being.

Can my services be directly billed to my extended health care insurance company?

Unfortunately, psychologists or psychotherapists are unable to directly bill insurance companies. Services are paid for upfront, after which you would be issued a receipt that you can submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement.

Do I need a referral for your services?

No, you do not. You can make an appointment at any time.

Does my extended health care plan cover your services?

Yes. I am covered under psychotherapy services as well as psychological services (if your insurance provider does not cover psychotherapy). As an associate of Dr. Sara Aharon, Certified Psychologist, I am covered under psychological services and issue receipts in her name if needed.

Please check with your insurance provider to see what type of coverage you do have.

What is the cancellation policy?

There is a 24 hour cancellation policy in that a client must provide 24 hours notice of the rescheduled or cancelled appointment, otherwise the full fee will be charged.

What's the difference between a psychotherapist and a psychologist?

A registered psychologistís and a registered psychotherapistís practice can be very similar or very different depending on the philosophies they come from and the interventions they use. The major difference between a psychologist and a psychotherapist is that a psychologist is able to provide a formal mental health diagnosis, whereas a psychotherapist cannot.


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