What services do you provide?
My services are as follows:
‒ Fears, anxiety, panic attacks,
‒ Depression, low self-esteem
‒ Relationship issues; coping with divorce and separation
‒ Immigration and adaptation issues
‒ Social and Emotional Adjustment
What languages do you speak?
I provide services in English and Russian languages. I can understand Swahili and Farsi.
* What methods do you use?
‒ I use a variety of methods, including Neuro-linguistic Programming, Cognitive Behavioural and Cognitive Processing Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Positive Psychotherapy, among others.
My patient approach fosters self-understanding, insight into unrecognized strengths and contributes to a broadening of perspective and more multidimensional thinking.
* What are your fees?
‒ As for the fees, neither psychology not psychotherapy in Ontario are covered by OHIP. A psychologist may charge you from $150 to $225 for 52 minutes ( see here ). Psychotherapists charge less.
Currently my fees for those who do not have benefits for psychology are as follows:
couple or family session – $ 120 CAD
one-on-one session – $ 100 CAD
online session – $ 80 CAD
also see here )
* Do you accept cash? – Yes I do
* Can I pay by personal cheque? – Yes you can.
* Do you accept credit cards? – Sorry, not at this point.
* Can I pay via Interac? – Yes. Payment via Interac is very convenient.
* Do you issue receipt? – Yes. Electronic or paper receipts are issued. Some people claim my consulting services (for psychotherapy or consulting) for their tax purposes.
* What is the difference between Psychology and Psychotherapy?
‒ If you need formal assessment or a formal diagnosis then a psychologist may be helpful.
Psychotherapy offers you treatment without formal assessment and diagnosis.
* What is the scope of practice of Psychotherapy?
– The practice of psychotherapy is the assessment and treatment of cognitive, emotional or behavioural disturbances by psychotherapeutic means, delivered through a therapeutic relationship based primarily on verbal or non-verbal communication. [ Psychotherapy Act, 2007]
* What is “Authorized Act of Psychotherapy”?
‒ In the course of engaging in the practice of psychotherapy, a member is authorized, subject to the terms, conditions and limitations imposed on his or her certificate of registration, to treat, by means of psychotherapy techniques delivered through a therapeutic relationship, an individual’s serious disorder of thought, cognition, mood, emotional regulation, perception or memory that may seriously impair the individual’s judgement, insight, behaviour, communication or social functioning. [Psychotherapy Act, 2007]
* How long does treatment usually last?
‒ The therapy I offer is designed to be a brief treatment approach. Most of my clients are able to see significant improvement after 6 to 12 sessions. Your case may different and depend upon your goals, health, desire to change something in your life, resources, and circumstances.
* Do I need a referral from my family physician?
‒ A referral from your family physician is usually required for a medical consultation with a psychiatrist. Since a psychotherapist is not a psychiatrist, you do not need it. Also neither psychologists nor psychotherapists prescribe medications.
* Are there any side effects of psychotherapy?
‒ Yes. You will gain more control over your life and you will be responsible for the things that happen to you.
* What do I need to do before coming to you?
‒ I want you to have answers for the following questions:
1) what do you want to change in your way of life?
2) Are you ready to change your life?
3) What are you going to sacrifice in order to make your life better?