Areas of practice:
- Anxiety, Stress & Perfectionism
- Depression & Low Mood
- EMDR Therapy
- Personal Growth & Self Development
- Relationship Challenges
- Couples Therapy
- Self Esteem, Confidence & Self Compassion
I draw from a variety of therapy styles including:
- Adlerian Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- EMDR Therapy
- Mindfulness Approaches
- Gottman Method
- Nonviolent Communication
If you have been in a motor vehicle accident you may be entitled to counselling sessions through ICBC insurance coverage. With ICBC clients, I provide short-term therapy focused on addressing acute stress related to motor vehicle accident. To see if you're eligible for ICBC counselling, read the latest rules here: https://www.icbc.com/claims/injury/Pages/your-injury-benefits.aspx or visit ICBC.com.
ICBC Counselling Sessions
In some cases, ICBC will approve an initial intake assessment and report only. The purpose of your first ICBC counselling appointment is to determine if counselling is required related to your MVA(s). This first session is a starting point to help determine the best course of action for your needs after a motor vehicle accident. In most cases, there will be various psychological assessments and you'll be asked several questions about your MVA(s). I'll also determine whether I'm a good fit to work with you based on your needs. If your presenting concerns are better suited to another style of therapy, like a specialized approach, I'll provide you with referrals.
Sometimes a client will need to work with multiple counselling therapists to address general and then specific/specialized concerns relating to an MVA. For example, this you might see one therapist to address anxiety with short-term counselling, and then work with another therapist to address chronic pain concerns relating to an MVA(s).
ICBC Billing for Counselling
Your first session must be approved by ICBC before you book an appointment, otherwise you'll be required to pay in full. If you pay in full, you can submit your receipt to ICBC to request to be reimbursed through ICBC afterwards. In my practice, each session has a small user fee and the rest of the session is paid by ICBC directly to the counsellor.
Note: Many insurance companies won't pay for counselling when it is connected to a motor vehicle accident.
Are you interested in ICBC counselling?
Contact me to get started, or book your first appointment then contact me to discuss ICBC counselling.