May 22, 2024

The Process

To Current and Potential Clients of Cultivating Lives

I have yet to return to in-person counselling. However, I am offering, as an alternative to our face to face sessions, that we meet via video conference.

If you’re uncomfortable with video conferencing, you may choose to wait until such time as we are able to meet in person again.  You may also choose to seek a therapist who is currently getting in person consultation.  Currently, I’m looking at this form of counseling until sometime in the spring of 2023. 

The Process:

Working With Couples

When working with a couple, The first session is scheduled for 1.5 hours and (if possible) meeting with the couple together.  There is no charge for the additional .5 hours in the first session.  In the 2nd and 3rd session I usually ask to meet with each alone for a session.  In the 4th session we would come back together as a couple.  This session is usually scheduled for 1.5 hours to allow time to check in with each person prior to returning to couple work. This session would be charged out at full rate.

There is no obligation to any number of sessions. You may meet as often or little as you feel the need and may stop at any point throughout the process.

Working with Individuals:

The first session is scheduled for 1.5 hours and (if possible) meeting with the couple together.  There is no charge for the additional .5 hours in the first session.

The Platform

We will be using the Jane platform.  This platform is HIPPA, PHIPA, and PIPEDA compliant.  Your confidentiality is important as we work through this process.

Please note: The admin portions of Jane work on any browser.  However, the video portion of Jane does not currently support Safari. If this is the only browser option you have, please let me know in advance and we will use a different platform for the video meetings.

If choosing to work with a Cultivating Lives Therapist, to get started we will need to set up an account in Jane. To start this process, The Therapist will need your first and last name and an email address. Please note: when working with Couples, 3-Jane accounts are set up for the purpose of keeping confidentiality.

Upon booking, you will receive an email from Jane prompting you to complete the registration process.  Once the registration process is complete and an appointment has been set, you will receive a reminder from Jane about the appointment date and time.

Registration includes some Intake questions, to help the therapist to begin to understand the issue at hand.  It will also include the Informed Consent form to explain your confidentiality rights.

Let us connect by phone to have a conversation to be sure that the issues you are experiencing are appropriate for virtual counseling and to address any questions you may have about myself or the process.

Please take care of your self.  In doing so you are also taking care of those around you.