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Chasidy Answers Your Frequently Asked Questions

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Is everything I say confidential?

Everything said in sessions is confidential with the following three exceptions:

  1. I am required to notify the appropriate authorities in cases where I learn about child abuse.

  2. I am required to notify the appropriate authorities if a client makes serious, credible threats to harm themselves or any other person.

  3. The courts can subpoena information from me in certain legal situations. If any of these three situations were to occur, I would discuss the need to break confidentiality with you, if possible, before doing so.

What are your fees?

The cost of counselling varies depending on whether or not you have insurance and the type of insurance you have. Always call your Human Resources and ask if you have an Employee Assistance Program. If so, ask if it covers a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), how much it covers per year, if it is a calendar year or fiscal year, and what the maximum is that they cover per session. This will give you a good idea of your coverage.

Initial Private appointments with Chasidy are 75 minutes and cost $240. Chasidy will send forms to complete prior to the first session. This information helps her to understand you as a unique person and helps to inform treatment (it also saves time and money). Subsequent appointments are 50 minutes and are $160. 

 

There are a limited number of sliding scale spots held for people requiring financial assistance (i.e., sliding scale). The way the sliding scale works is that you determine what it is that you can afford, and you slide the amount you pay as your circumstances change. The rate is decided at the first counselling session when, after hearing more of your story and needs, I can give you more of an idea about the frequency of visits that you may require. From there, you will be able to determine an amount that can work within your means at this time.

What is your theoretical orientation?

Ecclectic. I draw on elements from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Alderian (Individual Psychology), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) schools of thought. I work with you to determine the best ways to help you as I believe you are the expert of you, and I know how to apply psychology to help you.

What professional association do you belong to?

I am registered with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. I adhere to the codes of ethics of my professional association and carry full professional liability insurance through Mitchell and Abbott.

Can I book a free initial 15-minute consultation? 

What happens in the first session?

After an initial introduction, we will go over the forms I sent to you via email. Then you can tell me more about why you are wanting counselling/therapy and, from there, we will determine your goals and we will make a plan to work together.

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