Mind-Body Reproductive Health Group
For those who dream of becoming parents, reproductive challenges can be a discouraging and uniquely lonely experience. Faced with social stigma and armed with more questions than answers, it is no wonder these struggles are often kept in the shadows.
I believe that it is about time we bring this conversation out of the shadows and into the light.
While individual therapy is critical to providing a safe and productive way to explore the many difficult emotions around infertility, a group format has the added benefit of providing a built-in social support system. This can serve as an added source of acceptance and communality, helping to normalize reactions and overcome the isolation and stigmatization of infertility.
What to Expect
6 bi-weekly, 90-minute sessions, limit 6 pax/group
Empirically supported program based on relaxation responses, cognitive restructuring, emotional self-care, and group support.
Sessions will include non-verbal exercises (e.g. Art therapy), body-oriented exercises (e.g. yoga-based movements) and thematically-based therapeutic discussion.
What are your fees per session?
Fees will depend on the numbers of participants per group. You will be provided with an overview of costs before confirming your participation in a group session.
What is your cancellation policy?
I work by offering each client a standing appointment time for which you pay on a per session basis. 24-hour notice is required in order to avoid being billed the full amount for the missed appointment. Every effort is made to reschedule any missed appointment as soon as possible.
What happens if I don't like my group?
By taking ample time to get to know the participants before placing them in a group together I try to address this before even starting the process. If for any reason you are not comfortable within the group we can either transfer you to a different group, change to individual counselling or refund your outstanding balance.
Do you take insurance?
While I do not currently accept insurance, I reserve a small number of sliding scale fees which are approved on a case by case basis.
Additionally, I can provide you with a statement to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please check with your insurance company to determine the rate at which you are eligible to be reimbursed.
How do you handle privacy and confidentiality?
All aspects of your treatment are confidential within the practice. Important exceptions include if there is risk that you might do harm to yourself or someone else. We are mandated reporters for child abuse.