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Frequently Asked Questions
Our work is guided by Emotionally Focused Therapy, an evidence-based approach that facilitates a deeper understand of self, improves capacity to regulate emotions and enhances our ability to be in relationships.
EFCT guides couples to pay attention to the painful and suppressed emotions that fuel the negative communication patterns. By helping couples to attune to their underlying hurts and needs and empowering them to be vulnerable with each other, EFCT helps couples restructure their interactions and transform past injuries into a more intimate bond. They feel connected, content and can effectively co-regulate.
EFIT offers a space where corrective emotional experiences are cocreated. Through these encounters negative models of self are shifted and shaped into congruent and flexible self that is more equipped to navigate the peaks and valleys of life.
- Accessing and expanding awareness of unacknowledged feelings associated with the family’s negative pattern.
- Reframing family distress and child problems within relation blocks reinforcing this distress.
- Promoting awareness and access to underlying caregiving intentions and disowned attachment related needs.
- Facilitating the sharing of unmet attachment needs and effective caregiving responses.
Fees can be a sensitive topic for both the client and the clinician, we got into this work to help and serve and the idea of attaching a price to it can feel disingenuous. The harsh reality is as much as we wish we were in the position to provide this care and support for free we must also think about supporting our families and staying leading edge of our work by engaging in ongoing supervision and professional development courses. Sessions with us range from $160 to $250.
We understand that life can happen, and conflicts arise that stop you from attending a scheduled appointment. We hope that you can provide us with 48 hrs notice. Unfortunately, you will be responsible for paying your normal session fee for missed appointments or cancellations with less than 48-hour notice unless it is due to illness or an emergency.
Payment is due at the end of each session. You will be provided with an invoice that can be paid via e-transfer or via credit card. Once payment is received you will be issued a recipe that can be used to make a claim to your insurance provider or saved to be used when submitting your income taxes.
Services provided by Registered Social Workers are not covered by O.H.I.P.
Clients often have full or partial coverage through extended insurance plans. It is important to familiarise yourself with your specific plan because coverage offered does vairy. You will want to check if you have coverage for counselling/psychotherapy provided by a Registered Social Worker.
We understand that your first session may be extremely intimidating. We want you to come as you are. We invite you to think about what prompted you to reach out and what you hope to get out of therapy with us. We will tune into you and your unique story by paying attention to the historical context of the distress, we will get curious together about the important relationships throughout your life and we will pay attention to how emotion guides and restricts you now. We will work collaboratively to develop a relationship where you can be seen and find a place to rest in your distress so that a different experience can be unveiled.
Initial sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes to allow enough time for therapeutic pacing and initial relationship building.