Sessions are typically 50 minutes in lengths. During your first session, we will discuss the issues of confidentiality, and payment options. We will also discuss the challenges and benefits of therapy. And we will of course be happy to answer any other questions you might have in the first session.
Confidentiality is a critical element of the therapeutic relationship, as such all information shared in a session is confidential within the limits of responsible confidentiality. There are some important limitations to confidentiality. Three limitations are particularly noteworthy. First, when a vulnerable person is in need of protection, responsible confidentiality has limitations, Second, when a client poses a significant threat to themselves or another and finally, when information is subpoenaed by a Court of Law, confidentiality is also limited. In the case of each of these exceptions, confidentiality may be breached but only in the degree necessary to meet the ethical responsibilities of the therapist.
Dr. Leigh's fee for service is consistent with the rates suggested by the Manitoba Psychological Society and also includes a sliding scale option. Ms Quesnel fee are consonant with those of other clinician in her area of expertise and she also has a sliding scale option. Payment, such as agreed upon, is expected at the end of each appointment. Payments may be made in cash as well as by VISA, Master Card, or American Express. A receipt will be issued immediately. Psychological services are unfortunately not covered by Manitoba Health however, they are covered by many health insurance plans. You may want to check with your insurance provider to determine if they are among those who cover this service. You should also note that psychological and counselling services are a tax deductible expense.