Are sessions confidential?
Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us. Your identity and personal information will be kept
strictly confidential, meaning that no data and information can be shared with others without having
your consent. There are certain exceptions to confidentiality according to Ontario law, and these will be
fully discussed with you during your first session.
How can psychotherapy help me?
The process of therapy involves developing a therapeutic relationship between the therapist and client,
which allows the individual to explore and talk about their experiences and feelings in a safe and non-
judgmental environment. Psychotherapists use various skills to assist clients overcome barriers to their
psychological well- being and develop skills to navigate life challenges more effectively.
How frequent should sessions be?
The general rule of thumb for the frequency of sessions is once a week, especially in the beginning.
Therapy requires a concentrated effort on a consistent basis to receive optimal results. However, there
are several factors that can contribute to determining the frequency, including time, the severity of the
issue, the urgency of the issue, and of course the budget you can allocate to it. As progress is made, the
frequency of the sessions will decrease.
Do you offer a free initial consultation?
Absolutely! You can contact us to book a free 15-minute phone call
Do you accept insurance?
We do not provide direct billing. However, many health plans do cover psychotherapy. Please contact
your insurance provider to inquire about whether you have coverage for psychotherapy.
Do You Offer Court mandated counselling?
CIP provides court-ordered counselling to individuals facing criminal charges and convictions. This
service aims to rehabilitate the client and reduce the risk of reoffending. A report and/or Certificate of
Completion, which can be filed with the preceding court, will be provided upon successful completion of
counselling or program.