Frequently Asked Questions
Why a Registered Nurse, Psychotherapist? What training do you have?
As a Registered Nurses I have a holistic understanding of health. Physical, mental and emotional health are intertwined and rooted in our social, relational and historical contexts. Registered Nurse Psychotherapists do not prescribe medications, but work well as part of your care team. Together we can map out your resources to help you feel supported in your fertility and parenting journey.
- Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Training institute: Birth and Reproductive Trauma
- Dancy Perinatal: After a Difficult Birth: Debriefing Skills for Birthworkers
- Embodied Lab: Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy
- UBC CPD: Motivational Interviewing
I am also engaged in ongoing training in interpersonal psychotherapy and perinatal mental health and I take part in ongoing clinical supervision to ensure my clinical and ethical obligations to you are met.
Are you only available online?
Yes. I do online visits, and that's it! I work with clients in Ontario.
Is my information and what I might share with you private and confidential?
Yes, except: as a registered nurse I do have a 'duty to report' in cases of child abuse or neglect. If I feel our conversation is moving into this area, I will try to flag it. I will never report without a conversation with you first.
If you tell me you are thinking of harming yourself or others, we will try to make a safety plan together. I am not an emergency services counsellor, and if you are in acute crisis, I will recommend:
- Gerstein Crisis Centre (24h/day) 416.929.5200, in Toronto
- Talk Suicide line (24h/day) 1.833.456.4566, in Canada
Are you covered by insurance?
My services are not covered by OHIP. If you have private insurance, I would suggest calling them and ensuring RN Psychotherapy is covered by your plan.
If cost is a barrier, please reach out. I have a number of sliding scale spots.