Counselling/Psychotherapy: online or in-person
NC provides counselling services to residents of Ontario, both virtually and in-person. I provide therapy via virtual visits, delivered online in a safe, comfortable location of your choosing. Most people quickly become accustomed to connecting online and discover that virtual visits are not all that different from meeting in-person. I also provide therapy via in-person sessions at my office in Niagara Falls. With NC, you have the option to choose either virtual or in-person sessions (or a combination of both), giving you increased flexibility and convenience with respect to scheduling and attending appointments.
How can you become a client?
Please call or email me to arrange a free consultation and to set up your first appointment. From there, I will set you up with a confidential account with login credentials on NC's client portal. In the portal, you can securely communicate with your therapist between sessions, as well as view receipts or add your payment information. For virtual sessions, using your phone, tablet or computer, just enter the client portal at the time of the appointment then click on the video icon in the portal calendar. It's that simple! There is no software or app to download. At NC, I use OWL software, which is encrypted, secure, and PHIPA-compliant, so you can rest assured that the privacy of your personal information is protected.
What can you expect at your first session?
At your first session, I will review important policies and practices of NC with respect to informed consent, confidentiality and cancellation policy. I will assess your needs for counselling/therapy by reviewing your past and current mental health challenges. I will help you to identify your goals for counselling/therapy and discuss the most effective approach for achieving them, taking into consideration any of your financial concerns with respect to limitations on number of sessions or duration of service. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions about NC, my approach or anything else related to my services.