Frequently Asked Questions

Are therapeutic sessions confidential??

Everything we discuss during the session is confidential and cannot be shared without your consent. However, we have some exceptions to confidentiality according to law requirements.  It may happen if:

– There is a risk of harm to you or another person
–There is a risk of child harm
– If a court of law will order us to break confidentiality
– You have been assaulted by a regulated health professional

How can therapy help me?

Psychotherapy helps people understand that they can do something to improve their situation. That leads to changes that enhance healthy behavior, whether it’s improving relationships, expressing emotions better, doing better or thinking more positively (APA).

"“As long as he denies his own agency, real change is unlikely because his attention will be directed toward changing his environment rather than himself.”

― Irvin D. Yalom, The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients

"Self-awareness is a supreme gift, a treasure as precious as life. This is what makes us human."

Irving Yalom

"“To fully relate to another, one must first relate to oneself. If we cannot embrace our own aloneness, we will simply use the other as a shield against isolation.”

Irving Yalom

What is psychotherapy?

According to the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, psychotherapy is primarily a talk-based therapy and is intended to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being. Registered Psychotherapists work with individuals, couples and families in individual and group settings. Psychotherapy occurs when the Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and client enter into a psychotherapeutic relationship where both work together to bring about positive change in the client’s thinking, feeling, behaviour and social functioning. Individuals usually seek psychotherapy when they have thoughts, feelings, moods and behaviours that are adversely affecting their day-to-day lives, relationships and the ability to enjoy life.

Psychotherapists work in a wide range of settings that include: private practice, hospitals, clinics, care facilities, rehabilitation centres/programs, universities, and more.

How many sessions will I need?

Every person is unique and has different issues and goals for therapy. There is no exact time frame or a prescribed number of sessions. Some people needs only single session to get some clarity and direction in their situation. For other people 6 – 12 sessions are exactly what they need. For more complex issues therapy can take longer depending on the person progress and the desire to continue their personal self-journey or self changes.

Sessions usually take place once per week.

Therapy is a collaborative process and your progress will be discussed during the course of the therapy.

Getting Started is Easy

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It is very important for a person to find the right therapist for him/her. We provide a Free 15 minute consultation to see if we are the right fit.

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(647) 680-9235

Vaughan, Woodbridge, North York

vaughancounsellors@gmail.com