Frequently Asked Questions
Is everything I say confidential?
Everything said in sessions is confidential with the following three exceptions:
What is your theoretical orientation?
Eclectic. I draw on elements from the humanistic (Rogers, Adler), cognitive/behavioral, psychodynamic (Jung), and transpersonal (Groth) schools of thought depending on the situation and client(s) that I am dealing with.
What is art therapy?
Art therapy is a way of working with the creative process of art making in healing on a physical, mental and/or emotional level. Engaging in a creative process can be inherently therapeutic. The images produced are often helpful in communicating emotions and experiences. No artistic skill is required to participate in art therapy. For more information about art therapy please visit the American Art Therapy Association website.
I am registered with the British Columbia Association of Social Workers (BCASW); the British Columbia College of Social Workers (BCCSW); the British Columbia Art Therapy Association (BCATA); the Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA); and the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). I adhere to codes of ethics of my professional associations, and carry full professional liability insurance through Aon Reed Stenhouse.
I have a sliding scale for services depending on the ways that session fees may be covered. Fees may be paid privately, through employers for supervision/consultation, through agencies (for example, Choices Adoption Services), through government programs (for example, Residential Historical Treatment Program (RHAP), Deaf and Hard of Hearing Well Being Program (WBP), Psychological Assessment and Short Term Services (PASTS), through Employee Assistance Programs (for example, Ceridian Lifeworks, Wilson Banwell, Humanicare), through insurance companies (for example, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia), and/or through Health and Welfare Canada- Native Affairs.
The rates are $55 Canadian per 15 minute period rounded up to the nearest 15 minute period or $220 per hour. Sliding scale is available. More information about Distance Counselling
Consultation is provided by Dr. Duanita for other counsellors, psychologists, clinical social workers, art therapists, play therapists, expressive therapists and other professionals.
Fees for supervision are $250 per hour plus GST. More information about Supervision Services
Fees for professional mentoring range from $350 to $700 per hour plus GST. For counsellors that I already have a working relationship with I also provide distance telephone consultations as needed. Often counsellors have only a brief question or two, therefore, 15 minutes consultations are available for $55/each. Sessions are rounded up or down to the nearest 15 minute interval. These can be paid online, over the phone with a credit card or you can mail in a cheque.
Fees for specialized sexual abuse professional consultations are $700 per hour plus GST. More information about Specialized Sexual Abuse Professional Consultations
Please contact us for details on fees for workshops.
Yes. The cost of counselling varies depending on whether or not you have insurance and the type of insurance you have. Always call your Human Resources and ask if you have an Employee Assistance Program. If so, ask if it covers a Registered Clinical Social Worker, how much it covers per year, if it is a calendar year or fiscal year, and what the maximum is that they cover per session. This will give you a good idea of your coverage. On my private practice caseload a limited number of spaces are available as eligible for sliding scale.
There are a limited number of sliding scale spots held on the caseload for people requiring financial assistance. It is important to check for availability.
There are 6 important questions to ask your insurance company before attending counselling. Please read the section on Insurance Information for details.
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