SERVICES

My Services

Consultation
Free 15 minute consultation is available to you over the phone to determine if services are appropriate for you and your family. If your needs cannot be addressed within Embracing Change Therapy services, then I will provide you with a referral to an outside source that is more appropriate. If you decide on proceeding with Embracing Change Therapy, we will set up our first appointment to meet in person.
Initial Assessment
After we completed the phone consultation, we will meet for a 60 minute session at my office location. During this session, I will ask you specific questions regarding your concerns in order to understand more about you and your situation. At the end of the appointment, you will be asked to make your first payment of $100 for the initial assessment. Students receive a discount for both assessments and follow-up sessions. Sliding scale fee can be discussed that fits your budget. Payment will be accepted via cash, money order, e-transfer, PayPal or credit card. An itemized receipt will be provided to you that includes my Registered Social Worker number in case you chose to be reimbursed by an insurance company that may cover the cost of your therapy.
Therapy Sessions
A follow-up (60 minutes) session will be booked with you within 1-2 weeks from your initial assessment. For family therapy, a total of up to 3 assessment sessions could take place. During the follow-up session, we will discuss a personalized therapeutic plan, discuss your goals of therapy and I will recommend a number of sessions that will be needed to address you or your family’s issue. All follow-up sessions, including the first session, will be set at $120 for a 60 minute session. Students receive a discount for both assessments and follow-up sessions. Sliding scale fee can be discussed that fits your budget. Your therapeutic plan will be based on your individual or family needs and will be designed to improve your mental health and increase your quality of life. The end of therapy will be determined collaboratively between us and your therapeutic goals will be reviewed regularly to monitor your progress. During the course of working together, you will be encouraged to share their feedback and express whether you are satisfied with the progress made. Alternate referrals can me made if you choose to try a different form of therapy or work with a different therapist.
Reports
Reports of our sessions together will be available to you for the purposes of custody reports, court documentation, worker’s compensation, medical insurance etc.. If you choose to obtain records of your sessions, I will ask you to complete a short form requesting the reports. It can take up to 1-2 weeks to complete the report. I will provide you with a quote based on an estimated amount of time to complete the report. Payment for the reports will be collected upon completion and your satisfaction with the final product.
Crisis Response and Intervention
Additional over the phone support is available to you in the event of a crisis outside of regular scheduled sessions. Crisis support will be based on your need and my availability. The fee for service will be based on time spent over the phone, which will be invoiced to you at a later point.

A sliding scale fee is available based consideration of financial circumstances. For more information, contact me at 778-788-7012 so that we can discuss this further. All fees may be subject to change. There is no tax paid on my sessions since services provided by a Registered Social Worker are GST and PST exempt.
Spiritual Awakening Support
I offer support to individuals going through a spiritual emergency or spiritual awakening. This can be a very difficult time for many people as they try to make sense of their new changing world. I can help you prepare for this spiritual journey as well as support you with integrating the changes into your life.
Supervision Support with Starting a New Practice
I offer guidance and support in helping you set up your new private practice. There are many importance steps involved that require sequential attention to detail. I can guide you through the process from start to finish to help you establish a successful and well-established foundation for your practice to thrive.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations of a scheduled appointment require at least 24 hours notice or payment for the full cost of the session is required.

Issues supported

Embracing Change Therapy specializes in trauma, mental health and substance use however, can provide other services as listed below: • substance use • mental health • trauma • relationship issues • parenting • women’s issues • life coaching • grief and loss • anxiety and panic • depression and dysthymia • PTSD • personal growth • abuse/violence • self-esteem issues • stress management • life transitions • phobias • OCD • life balance • LGBTQ related issues • eating disorders • spirituality • family issues

Therapeutic Approaches

• CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy • DBT – Dialectical Behavioural Therapy • EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing • Motivational Interviewing • Solution Focused Therapy • Harm Reduction • Interpersonal Therapy • Psychodynamic Therapy • Strength-based Therapy • Play Therapy • Family Systems Theory • Meditation/Visualization • Mindfulness and Relaxation Therapy • Humanistic Therapy • Relational Therapy • Person-centered Therapy • Crisis Intervention

Ethics

As a Registered Clinical Social Worker (#10932), I am accountable for my practice through adherence to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. For more information about the expertise of Registered Social Workers, refer to the BC Association of Social Workers website.