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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a free consultation?


Please complete the form on the Home page or send an email to: angela@angelacowling.ca I offer a free 20-minute consultation to learn more about your concerns, help determine if we will be a good match, and answer any questions you may have. Please note that a consultation is not a therapy session.




What to expect in my first session?


Our Intake Session is an important time for me to learn about you! We'll talk about your concerns, what led you to where you are, goals for therapy, and anything else that I should know to help support you. Many people feel a sense of relief after their first session. It's good to get it out!




Do you offer in-person therapy sessions?


At this time, sessions are only offered through a secure online video platform or by phone. (Although I look forward to returning to in-person sessions one day!) I plan to continue offering online therapy because it’s convenient, effective, and more affordable. But for now we can meet virtually or by phone in the comfort of our homes, without the commute or parking costs.




How long is a session?


Each therapy session is 50-minutes.




How much are sessions? Are they covered by insurance?


Sessions are $120 per 50-minute session. Payments are accepted by e-transfer or credit card. My services may be covered under your insurance plan. Please verify your coverage prior to starting therapy. As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), I receive ongoing supervision from an experienced Certified Clinical Counselling Supervisor who is a Registered Psychotherapist.





Tips for Online Therapy

To prepare for our online appointment, the following suggestions will help ensure a smooth session so we can focus on the more important stuff...

 

  • Comfortable, private, safe space

  • Good lighting

  • Ensure the computer or device is on a stable surface to minimize camera movement

  • Use reliable technology with a secure internet connection

  • Close any unnecessary programs to maximize computer speed

  • Minimize distractions - let your family, partner or roommates know that you will be unavailable during your appointment

  • Turn on the Do Not Disturb or Silent function on your phone to avoid interruptions

  • Schedule transition time - you will need time to reflect or decompress after therapy before opening the door to your family, partner or roommates

  • Prepare by taking note of what you want to talk about

  • Bring a glass of water or warm beverage

  • Ensure technology is working well - log on a few minutes ahead of time to ensure device, camera, microphone, etc. are working well. (It seems like computers like to update or restart right before something important!)