By: CBT Clinic  09-12-2011
Keywords: Individual Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Social Anxiety

  Day and evening 50 minute sessions in English, French or Italian.   I work mostly in individual therapy with adults, but I also offer couple therapy, and group therapy for depression and generalized anxiety (these are announced on “News Section” of the home page prior to their scheduled dates).   Receipts available. If you have an insurance plan, “Psychological Services” may be covered. In general, 30-80% of the fees are covered, to a yearly maximum of $500 to $1,000, depending on the company and the plan. Check with your company’s group benefits administrator or your insurance provider for coverage details.   The regular fees is $160, payable in cash or by cheque. In certain circumstances, alternative financial arrangements may be possible based on need.   Mandates from the CSST, SAAQ, IVAC and other such agencies are accepted. Neuropsychological evaluations are available upon referral from a neurologist.   Information divulged in therapy is kept strictly confidential. I use cognitive behavioral therapy to treat:
  • Depression & Low Self-Esteem
  • Anxiety Disorders: Generalized Anxiety, Panic and Agoraphobia, Phobia, Social Anxiety
  • Relationship Difficulties & Anger
  • Eating & Sleeping Disorders
  • Procrastination & other Unhealthy Habits
  The therapy process: What to expect? Initially, the goal is to gain a clear understanding of the target problem and its maintaining factors. We often work to increase your awareness of your thoughts, your behaviors, and your moods, and how these interact. Each week, you may be asked to keep a record of your thoughts and of your symptoms. You then begin to learn some cognitive and behavioral strategies, selected based on your needs and goals. You are asked to put these into practice during the week. This is the challenge and my role is to problem-solve with you, and provide support and encouragement. When we agree that we have reached the treatment goal(s), I favor scheduling one or two monthly sessions, to ensure that gains are maintained.
The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Individual Therapy, Social Anxiety