FAQ

How much will it cost?

Please contact Dr. Wood for current rates. Note that there are discounted rates with our PhD Candidates for full-time students.

Will my insurance cover the cost?

Although the Quebec Health Insurance Plan does not cover the cost for psychotherapy, most extended health plans cover some or all of the cost of psychotherapy. Check with your provider for details.

How long will it take?

Therapy is a process and the time it takes to meet your goals will vary. For more information, please see The Therapeutic Process.

How do I know if my problem warrants psychotherapy?

People go into therapy for a wide range of reasons. Although people who have been diagnosed with psychiatric disorders, such as depression, benefit from psychotherapy, most people who enter psychotherapy are people who are having difficulty solving a problem in their life on their own. For example, some people enter therapy because they are having difficulty in a relationship and they are wondering whether to continue the relationship or end it. Other people are experiencing conflict in a wide range of relationships and enter therapy as a means of improving their communication skills and relationships with others.

Therapy can help people explore why they have made certain choices in their lives, such taken a particular career path that they might not find fulfilling. Others find therapy useful for helping them cope with ongoing stress, a loss, or an illness. Some people enter therapy as means of exploration, that is, to better understand themselves and to find greater meaning in their lives.