What is your confidentiality policy?

The ability to build and establish trust with clients begins with knowing your therapist’s policy of confidentiality. This is a founding component of Danielle's approach. She is aware of the vulnerability and courage in seeking out support. She is committed to creating a supportive and safe environment for her clients. 

Danielle follows the strict guidelines from the BC College of Social Workers and the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors protecting the rights and privacy of the client. All records and information shared with Danielle are strictly confidential. 

The only exceptions to confidentiality include:

• When disclosure is required to prevent imminent danger to the client or others

• When a child is in need of protection 

• When legal requirements demand that confidential materials be submitted 

In addition, Danielle is aware of the concerns or barriers that could come up for one's anonymity by living in a small community.  Outside of the counselling session Danielle will not acknowledge you in the community unless you acknowledge her. 

 

What can I expect from the first session?

Danielle will guide you through gentle exploration in the form of questions and supportive listening to give room to address the concerns that have brought you to counselling. In the beginning of the collaborative experience Danielle will help to explore your hopes, expectations and possible goals. The session is an hour in duration, however there are times when one may feel they need more time and this can be arranged prior to the scheduled appointment.

 

Do you work with both the family and the child?

The services are tailored to support the needs of the client. This includes how much involvement the caregiver(s) will have in the session. As well this can be a fluid process where there are times the caregiver(s) are more involved than others. 

 


Rates and Insurance

What are your fees?

The standard rates are as follows:

  • Initial phone consultation is free

  • Sessions are $130/hour

What forms of payment do you accept? 

All major credit cards, cash or e-transfers are accepted. You will receive an invoice upon payment. 

Does my insurance cover your service? 

Many extended medical insurance plans cover registered Clinical Counsellors and/or Social Work services. Please call or review with your insurance provider ahead of time to discuss your coverage. In case you do not have coverage through your insurance, Registered Social Workers are "Authorized Medical Practitioners" in British Columbia and services fees qualify as non-refundable tax credits on your income tax return. 

What is your cancellation fee?

Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Late cancellation and missed appointments require full payment for the cost of the session. 

How do I schedule an appointment? 

Please call or email Danielle to schedule an appointment.