FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions clients have before working with me. Please read through them carefully. If you have any unanswered questions, I would be happy to answer them.
Where are you located?
My office is located at 1702 Lillian Road in the neighbourhood of Fairfield in Victoria, B.C.
Are your services covered by my employee benefit plan?
Psychological services may be covered or partly covered for you and your family members through an extended health care benefit plan offered by your employer.
Upon payment, I will issue you a signed receipt with my professional registration number on it. This receipt can then be sent to certain employee benefit plans for potential reimbursement. I also offer direct billing with ICBC, Pacific Blue Cross, and Medavie Blue Cross.
Coverage for psychologists can range from $500 to $2000 per year depending on the plan. It is best to read through your benefit plan information or call the company directly to learn more about your coverage and how it may help.
What is a Registered Psychologist?
What are your qualifications?
What are the risks and benefits?
How can I make the most of my sessions?
What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?
Psychiatrists are medical doctors with a specialization in psychiatry. In order to see a psychiatrist, one requires a referral. Psychiatrists assess, diagnose, and treat mental health disorders with one large difference. They are able to prescribe medication which can be essential for severe disorders and/or situations where a person is a danger to themselves or others (schizophrenia or severe depression, for example).
This is not an exhaustive explanation. For more information please consult:
Canadian Psychological Association: http://www.cpa.ca/public/whatisapsychologist/
Canadian Psychiatric Association : http://www.cpa-apc.org/browse/sections/10
Where can I park?
On street parking is readily available with no time limit.