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Frequently Asked Questions

What is your registration number?

RCC# 22331

What are your fees?

$140 per session for individuals.

$170 per family or couple.

 

This fee covers a 50 minute session, where the last 10 minutes of the hour may be used to schedule appointments, write notes, and/or prepare for the next client. I was quite confused the first time I heard of a "50 minute hour," so please feel free to ask me any questions on this.

 

Need more time? If 50 minutes does not feel like enough, we can certainly book for longer, which is especially recommended when there is more than one person.

Why is couples and family counselling more money if it's the same amount of time?

While it may seem like you are paying for the face-to-face time, a lot more is involved behind the scenes! Scheduling and communicating with multiple people is more time consuming, additional preparation is needed, and the field of family and couples therapy is a speciality that requires additional training.

Why is counselling so expensive?

I used to wonder this too -and deeply hope counselling is considered to be part of universal healthcare one day. Counselling fees encompass much more than the time we spend together. For instance, practice insurance, professional registration fees, rental space, taxes, software costs, business licence, and so on are factored into the total price. Ongoing professional development, such as courses and certifications, are another significant cost.

 

Additionally, for every hour you see me, I often spend roughly 2 hours on elements you don't see -such as on records, research, and consultation (also known professionally as "supervision").

Do you offer psychedelic assisted therapy?

No, I do not have training -yet! I see a lot of value in this nascent field. However, I am open to psychedelic integration and welcome your questions on this topic.

Am I covered by insurance?

If you have mental health benefits that cover you to see a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) or Canadian Clinical Counsellor (CCC) -you are covered. You will need to pay up-front, but will be reimbursed by your provider.


 

How do I pay?

Please e-transfer to taylar@fieldtripcounselling.ca,

once I have payment, I will send you the invoice, which you will need to submit to your insurance if you have extended benefits. Payments are expected the same day as the session, unless otherwise arranged.

Do you offer a sliding scale?

Yes! Please reach out. Let me know what your situation is and what you are looking for (e.g., number of sessions and type).

We can meet... not in an office???

Absolutely! There are SO many benefits to nature, sunlight, movement, and so on. I believe these are adjacent therapies that enhance the experience and effectiveness of sessions. 

I also recognize not everyone needs the same environment to be comfortable, so please suggest one that you think will help you most. We can walk, ski, bike, meet at a coffee shop, your home, in one of my super cozy counselling offices, etc. Key elements we need to establish are safety and privacy when out of office -so think ahead on that if you want to meet outside -I cannot guarantee privacy in public spaces.

Who do you work with?

I work with a wide range of clients from all backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, ages, and cultures. I have additional training in couples and family counselling, ADHD, and trauma therapy. Even if you are not seeking trauma or family/couples work, these topics are usually deeply relevant for individuals as well. My medical background was in midwifery as well, so I encourage those seeking perinatal counselling to reach out. I also currently work in West Vancouver schools as a district counsellor. As a result of this and my 12 year teacher background, I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents along with their families and schools.

How do I know if you're the right counsellor for me?

I'm so glad you asked! I heard a comedian once say that "finding a counsellor is sort of like dating -it can take time to find the right person." I made a guide on this topic. Click here to see it. However, I'd say the best way to find out if we're a good fit is through a 15 minute consult/discovery call. This is free and gives you a chance to interview as many different therapists as you want to find the right one for you. Definitely take advantage and help jumpstart your first session.

How can I prepare?

I recommend keeping the following questions in mind before you start/throughout:

  • What are my goals for therapy and how will I know we’re successful in meeting them?

  • Why now?

  • Am I taking care of the basics so I can focus on my mental health? (E.g., sleep, exercise, nutritious food etc.)

  • How do I believe change happens?

  • How willing am I to make shifts in life and apply insights gained?

  • What do I expect from my counsellor?

What is the difference between a counsellor, therapist, psychotherapist, psychologist, and psychiatrist? 

The first three terms often are used interchangeably -which is what I am. The second two refer to doctors. Psychologists have their doctorate, but are not medical doctors; they provide therapy. Based on their training, they may conduct assessments for diagnosis. Psychiatrists are medical doctors and can also diagnose as well as prescribe medications. This is the most basic description and a google search would be much more thorough -but these are the basics.

Something important to note here, is that anyone can call themselves a therapist/counsellor/psychotherapist. While I don't believe you need a piece of paper from a prestigious university to do this work (e.g., I can think of many healers who are amazing), but DO be careful. Some people take advantage of the lack of regulation and may not have the adequate training, or work outside their scope of practice. I personally, unless the individual came highly recommended, would only see someone with RCC, CCC, or RSW designations (acronyms for Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Clinical Counsellor, or Registered Social Worker).

 

The first two designations require a 2-3 year master's, whereas RSW is a 1-year master's. Individuals who have these credentials have had their schooling, practicums, and supervisors vetted. These are also designations required for extended benefit coverage.

Still curious? 

Feel free to click the "psychology today" button at the bottom of this page to be taken to another site, which more succinctly highlights my background. I'd also love to hear from you -so don't hesitate to reach out if you have specific questions not answered here.

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Email: hello@fieldtripcounselling.ca

Phone: (780) 394-9034

Address: Unit 1, 40701 Government Road, Squamish, BC

I live and work on the unceded and traditional shared territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. I am dedicated to decolonization practices; don’t hesitate to ask me how.

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