What is a Registered Social Worker and what kind of services can we offer you?
Registered Social Workers (RSWs) have specialized educational qualifications (Usually a masters degree in Social Work), and are registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) to ensure they follow the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and engage in ongoing learning through the continuing Competence Program.
In Ontario, “Psychotherapy” is a controlled act, meaning only certain professionals can provide this service. Social Workers and Psychotherapists (as registered through OCSWSSW and CRPO) are among this group, along with Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses and Doctors.
Therapy is a broad term that describes any therapeutic relationship where support is provided in an effort to bring about positive change or maintain well-being. People generally seek out Therapy to get assistance with thoughts, feelings, moods or behaviours that are frequent or intense enough to cause distress. Therapy is provided to individuals, families, couples and groups using a variety of strategies and therapeutic approaches. While techniques and approaches can vary widely, it is generally accepted that the most important factor is a positive relationship between client and Therapist.
How much do sessions cost and how long are they?
Individual Therapy (including Child Therapy with parents present) and Parent Coaching costs $150 per session.
Family Therapy Sessions range in price from $175-225, depending on your needs and the number of participants.
Art Therapy Sessions cost the same as Individual and Family sessions, plus the cost of applicable materials.
Sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long. However, under certain circumstances, longer or shorter sessions can be explored as needed and will be pro-rated.
Do you offer a reduced rate?
We have a limited number of spaces available to pay a reduced rate for sessions. For more information and current availability, please feel free to reach out.
How do I know if I have coverage through my benefits?
Please check with your insurance provider. Registered Social Workers are covered by most plans that include counselling. A receipt will be issued upon payment, which can then be submitted to your carrier.
NIHB (Non Insured Health Benefits) coverage is now available.
Who do you see in Therapy?
Our team sees children of all ages, youth and adults, as well as parents/caregivers and families.
What type of Therapy do you provide?
Our team provides Individual Therapy, Family Therapy and Parent Coaching and Support. (For children, we typically ask that a caregiver be present during sessions. For youth, this will be discussed at the time of intake)
The team at Full Circle are primarily relational therapists. In a nutshell, this means that we believe that relationships (especially our early ones) are very important, and better understanding the relationships in our past and present hold an important key to better understanding our current struggles. Similarly, finding ways to strengthen our current relationships and sense of connection to others also holds an important key to increased happiness and wellness.
Our experienced team is trained in a variety of therapeutic methods to provide you with the best care possible. This includes EMDR, CBT, Art Therapy, Emotion Focused Individual Therapy and Circle of Security Parenting.
How are services delivered?
Both in-person and virtual sessions are currently available.
COVID-19 UPDATE: In-person sessions adhere to current safety protocols as outlined by the heath unit and are subject to change. Clients complete screener questionnaires ahead of each session.
What is the difference between Family Therapy and Parent Coaching?
Ultimately, they are very similar. Both Family Therapy and Parent Coaching are interventions to make family life more calm, happy and connected, with parents and caregivers at the centre of supporting children and encouraging positive change. Family Therapy typically includes some degree of participation from all family members with mutual goal setting, while parent coaching involves the adults and typically includes more psychoeducation (teaching).