A: Before we have our first session, I will email you some preliminary intake forms that you can either email back to me or print out and bring with you. I like to get the paperwork out of the way so that when we first meet, we can jump head-first into talking about you – about your thoughts, your feelings, and your experiences.

It’s important to me that I understand how your story has unfolded, and that you feel comfortable and safe with me. By the end of our first session, I like to have some idea of what our therapeutic goals will be in our work together.

Both of my in person offices are modern, but cozy. Think hygge: contentment, comfort, warmth, and togetherness. Both offices have a home-like feel (in fact, my Ottawa office is actually inside of my own home); I can guarantee that you’ll never feel like you’re in a sterile medical environment.

If we’re meeting online, by phone, or through email, I’ll send you further instructions of how we can connect after we’ve scheduled our first session. Online counselling sessions are always conducted through a HIPAA-compliant platform, which means that your privacy is protected.