All sessions with me are confidential. That means that I will not share information about you with a third party without your written consent. There are three exceptions to this rule:
1) You are at risk of harming yourself or someone else.
2) Someone under the age of 16 is being harmed.
3) You are involved in a court matter and the judge subpoenas your file.
I am governed by the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA). Your information is securely stored in a Canadian web-based Electronic Medical Record called Owl Software Product, by Owl Practice. You can read more about the privacy of that software here: https://owlpractice.ca/feature-security.php
Risks & Benefits
There are many benefits to therapy. These can include, but are not limited to: more satisfaction in your relationships; greater self-awareness; the ability to make changes that align with your values; learning practical coping skills.
Therapy can also bring on feelings of sadness, anger and guilt. This is common and can reflect the changes that occur in therapy. In time, people tend to experience greater well-being. There are no set timelines. For instance, some people engage in brief therapy while others prefer a longer term approach.