FAQ

What happens in therapy?

Psychotherapy is collaborative – we will work together to articulate, develop and refine your goals and review change. You may want to improve relationships, cope better in your life, improve your mood and feel more balanced. We’ll talk about the issues that brought you to therapy and come up with skills, tools and strategies to help you move toward your goals.

How do I set up an appointment?

There are several ways to schedule an appointment, so you can choose the option that’s easiest for you.

By phone at 902.818.5868.

If you get  voicemail, please feel free to leave a message on the confidential voicemail. Calls are typically returned within 48 hours.

By email at hewitt.mary@gmail.com.

Emails are typically returned within 48 hours.

When are appointment available?

Appointments are available selected times on evenings and weekends. If you suggest a few times that work for you, we will do our best to make it work.

What if I need to cancel my appointment?

If you need to cancel your appointment, please do so at least 48 hours in advance of your scheduled session time. You will be responsible for the full fee and charged for the time reserved when cancellations are received less than 48 hours in advance.

How long is therapy?

Therapy sessions are 50-minutes in length

Weekly sessions are common while in some cases sessions are scheduled every two to three weeks.

The length of treatment varies upon goals and the nature of the problem. Therapy usually involves at least 8-10 sessions. With more complex therapy is often longer.

How private is therapy?

Confidentiality of your private personal data is a primary commitment in this practice.

Information is only disclosed with your expressed consent except when:

  • information is required by law/court
  • a risk of harm to self or others is divulged
  • ongoing risk to a child, a vunerable or elder adult, or animal abuse is disclosed.

Are there fees for therapy?

The fees for private practice therapy are not covered by Nova Scotia’s MSI .

However, many group or private medical plans and work place EAP (employment assistance plans) provide reimbursement for some fees. You may wish to speak with your insurance carrier or your employer to ascertain what coverage you carry for you and your family members.

Acceptable forms of payment are cheque, cash or etransfer.

Fees are paid at each session.

Health-related services are a deductible income expense.

A sliding scale fee is considered on a case-by-case basis.