Consultation, much like supervision, is an important investment. This is time for you.
I am available to offer you a confidential and supportive space to:
(a) debrief cases, which allows us to process the ups and downs of our work rather than bottle it inside,
(b) assist in resolving taxing, time consuming ethical dilemmas,
(c) expand your case conceptualization of a client(s),
(d) refine and enhance your counselling and documentation and other record keeping skills,
(e) unpack and address staff dynamics and conflicts,
(e) discover, expand, and/or refine a long list of treatment approaches/interventions, and if desired,
(f) discuss ways to develop and/or enhance your private practice business.
In my role as a your consultant, I encourage you to use our time in whatever makes sense to you. We can meet F2F, over the phone, or using Skype. You can meet with me once or as many times as you need. My fee is on a sliding scale.
I offer consultation services:
to individuals and agencies/organizations.
on most days a week, including Friday evenings & the weekend.
in person, by phone, or by video conferencing.
as a one-time service or a regularly scheduled service.
(a) have had your questions answered regarding my consultation services (free meet & greet call), and
(b) signed an informed consent form indicating you are aware of your rights, the purposes, limitations, advantages, and other issues associated with receiving consultation services from me.
Working Together - How It Works
5. Boundaries: In my role as a consultant, I will not be responsible, nor assume any responsibility, for your actions as a therapist (e.g. I will not be responsible for your: caseload, client files, ethical conduct, or the services you provide). This is outlined in my informed consent document.
Consultation Fees - Sliding Scale Options
Fees - Option 1 for those who charge clients, such as working in private practice, even if you see a few clients a week: My hourly fee simply matches, every time we connect, what you (or the agency) advertises as your highest posted billing rate for clients. Thus, if you notify clients you charge $200/hr then I charge you $200/hr. If you bill out your advertised rate as $45/hr, then I bill you at $45/hr. The rate stays the same regardless of the clients or situations discussed. My standard rate is $250/hr.
Fees - Option 2 for those who do not charge any clients in any of your roles (e.g., work in AHS, government agencies (non-profit), schools, or front line agencies, such as shelters): I offer a substantially reduced rate for consultation services - you pick the rate you believe is fair to pay: $65/hr up to $250/hr (you select the rate that you believe is fair due to your funding and for my time and expertise). This rate is not the same as my rate to train agency staff.
** This low, sliding scale rate is out of the deep respect I carry for the work you do and for knowing you are earning a much lower rate of pay than what could be obtained from working in private practice or if your charged your clients. Thank you for your social justice and awareness that not everyone can afford private counselling services.
** If you work in private practice and also work in non-profit, then option 1 applies to you.
NOTES: i) There is a travel fee of $10 for each visit to your counselling office if within Lethbridge (if outside Lethbridge then the fee varies which we will discuss) plus any parking fees, ii) I am required to charge GST for all consultation services, and iii) there are different rates if you are a provisional psychologist, as I offer a substantial reduced rate for those in training - please see the supervision tab.