I see clients in two office locations to service residents across the South Similkameen Valley and the South Okanagan region.  



My office in  KEREMEOS, B.C. is easily accessible to residents of  Princeton, Hedley, Ollala, Keremeos, Cawston and Osoyoos. In Keremeos I am now co-located with the Okanagan-Similkameen Community Acupuncture Clinic in our new downtown office. 





















My office in  PENTICTON, B.C. is centrally located and easily accessible to residents of Summerland, Naramata, Penticton, Kaleden, Okanagan Falls, and Oliver. 
















Clients are welcome to choose the office location that best suits them.  Talk therapy, art therapy and sandplay therapy modalities are available at both office locations. 


On occasion I will supplement face-to-face sessions with distance counselling options if appropriate and if this modality fits with your needs.   





HOURS & SCHEDULING


At this time I offer in-person afternoon and evening sessions on Mondays & Wednesdays in Penticton and  Thursdays in Keremeos.  Sessions are offered by appointment only.  Please phone me directly to speaking with me about a time that would best work for you. 





FEES & THIRD PARTY PAYERS


Local employees and family members of the following organizations should contact their EAP company, OPTUM PPC Canada for more information on the benefits available to them at 1-800-663-9099:

  • School District 58 (Nicola-Similkameen)
  • School District 53 (Okanagan-Similkameen)
  • Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen
  • Town of Princeton
  • City of Penticton



Given that I contract with several EAP, EFAP and insurance companies many clients find that their fees are covered through these plans.  Please contact your HR department or extended benefits company to see if these counselling services are available to you and your family. You can also click on the links below for more information. 










PAYMENT & POLICIES


Private sessions are billed at a rate of $120.00 plus GST.  You may want to speak with your accountant to see whether you qualify for a medical tax credit. I accept credit card payments, PayPal, email money transfer, cash and cheques. All fees are due on or before the session date.  Please be aware that I require 24 hours notice for session cancellations.  The full fee will be invoiced for sessions cancelled with LESS than 24 hours notice. 


FACE-TO-FACE SERVICES

***SPECIALIZED SERVICES FOR FIRST NATIONS CLIENTS 

As of this summer 2015 the First Nations Health Authority has revised the Mental Health Counselling benefits available to eligible clients.  Status First Nations people who are not living on reserve now have access to the Short Term Crisis Intervention Mental Health Counselling Benefit (STCIMHC) and through the Indian Residential School Support (IRS RHSP) program. 

Both in person sessions and Tele-health sessions are now covered through thi​s benefit.