please complete for your first session
Please complete and send back to me via e-mail or bring a hardcopy in person. Please note: you do not need to be postpartum to participate in my postpartum support Toronto practicum experience. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
online sessions only until further notice
The following are the two different platforms I use for online therapy:
Vsee has secure online video conferencing with multiple guests possible (that you can download here):https://vsee.com/s/5e6a4259dcf83
Signal has video conferencing on your phone or encrypted phone calls for sessions and you can download the app from the app store: https://signal.org/
As the COVID-19 situations progresses I have decided that it is in everyone’s best interest to continue to provide my services through online applications only. I remain hopeful that Canada still has a chance to flatten the curve and in order to give Canada the best shot at this as possible online services seem like the most appropriate next step.
In order to receive the best care possible, I have outlined some ways you can prepare for your online therapy experience to be optimal!
– Find a quiet space in your home where you have some privacy. As I do with my home office, you may opt to run a fan or a white noise app with another device in your home outside your private-space door to increase your privacy. You can also use headphones to decrease the noise of my rambling for other’s in your home, as well!
– Prepare for the session ahead of time: grab your favourite blanket, light a candle, make sure you have some water, your favourite scent— whatever you need to feel comfortable- If you are working with your partner from home, please note that one of the online platforms I use can accommodate multiple users in one chat/video conf room at the same time. If you live with your partner, huddle up in front of the computer or share a set of earbuds if you decide to use the over-the-phone app.
– Position your camera a little bit away from you so I can still read your body-language. Anything from the waist-up works well!
For those of you concerned or wondering about my level of comfort with online services, please note that I have been offering online counselling and therapy for over 3 years and I am very comfortable with online work.
Lastly, I am now offering an online pay-what-you-can COVID-19 Respite Clinic for current and new clients. These clinics are only for discussing COVID-19 related anxieties or resulting stress from social distancing, financial strain, etc. You can book yourself into this clinic through the same online booking application:
If you see me for other services related to sex & relationships, your regular fee will be applied to sex & relationship sessions, however, you are welcome to book additional sessions at a pay-what-you-can fee to discuss your COVID-19 concerns. No one will be turned away for lack of funds for the COVID-19 Respite Clinic. Please feel free to share this resource with others you know, as well.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact myself directly.
PLEASE NOTE: all sessions are being conducted via online platforms due to COVID-19 until further notice.
If you have not received my office address details yet, please do not hesitate to reach out!
Due to my office being on the first floor unit of a house, you might hear some noises like people walking around and you may pass people in the hallway. My neighbours are lovely and they do not know what I do for a living, they will assume you are a friend. Conversations cannot be overheard and I run a noise machine outside my office door as an additional sound barrier.
My partner also works from the space, however, he is located in a different area of the unit- he will not answer the door, he will not see you come or go, and he has a separate entrance/exit.
Due to my office not having a waiting room I cannot accommodate early arrivers and folks will be asked to return at their scheduled appointment if necessary.
PLEASE NOTE: my office is not a scent-free space due to the nature of aromatherapy. However, no synthetic fragrances are used anywhere in the office or washroom. All diffusions, perfumes, and cleaning materials are made from plant-based products with essential oils.
If you are concerned about any of these elements or have any questions, please do not hesitate to let me know. If you’d prefer to connect via phone, that is also always an option. It is important to me that all precautions are taken to make sure you feel safe and comfortable.