Areas of practice:
- Anxiety, Stress & Perfectionism
- Depression & Low Mood
- Personal Growth & Self Development
- Relationship Challenges
- Couples Therapy
- Self-Esteem, Confidence & Self-Compassion
- ICBC Counselling
I draw from a variety of therapy styles including:
- Adlerian Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural 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. The purpose of counselling paid for by ICBC is to have short-term, solution-focused therapy to address acute stress related to your motor vehicle accident. To see if you are eligible for ICBC counselling, you can 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 may approve an initial intake assessment and report only. The purpose of this first ICBC counselling appointment is to determine if counselling is required related to your MVA(s). This first session is a starting point for a therapist to determine the best course of action for someone requesting therapy after a motor vehicle accident. In most cases, the therapist will use various psychological assessments and ask several questions about your MVA(s). The therapist will also determine whether they are a good fit to work with you, or if your presenting concerns are better suited to another style of therapy, such as a specialized approach like post-concussion treatment, trauma therapy, etc.
In some cases, a client might work with multiple counselling therapists to address general and then specific or specialized concerns relating to an MVA. For example, this could look like seeing one therapist to address anxiety with short-term counselling, and then working with another therapist to address chronic pain concerns relating to an MVA(s).
ICBC Billing for Counselling
Your first session (Initial Intake and Report session) must be approved by ICBC before you book, otherwise you will 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 which must be paid by the client, and the rest of the session is paid by ICBC directly to the counsellor.
Note: Many insurance companies will not pay for counselling when it is connected to a motor vehicle accident. It is highly recommended to receive approval before your first appointment as the therapist is required to complete a lengthy special form that is used to request therapy sessions through ICBC.
Are you interested in ICBC counselling?
Contact me to get started, or book your first appointment then contact me to discuss ICBC counselling.