Frequently Asked Questions

Who is therapy for?

Everyone! Many people believe that you have to be struggling with some of life’s most difficult challenges (such as a debilitating trauma, addictive behaviors or disordered eating) to benefit from therapy. While these are certainly some topics we can address, therapy is beneficial for all types of challenges.

In therapy, we seek to understand how our unconscious behaviors can create distress, learn to challenge anxious and/or negative thought patterns, establish lasting boundaries with family and friends, strengthen our relationship to ourselves, and overcome other day-to-day obstacles.

Do I need to be referred by a doctor?

No, psychotherapy does not require a doctor’s referral.

How much do you charge?

$80/hour - billed at the end of each session.

Unfortunately, I am not able to offer payment plans at this time.

I offer a limited number of spaces for clients who could use financial assistance. These spots are subject to availability and determined by financial need.

How do I pay?

Cash, cheque or e-transfer

How long is a session?

Typically, sessions are 1-hour in length. Longer sessions are available by request and subject to availability.

How often do we meet?

There is no formula that works for everyone. We work together to find the balance that works best for you. 

How can I prepare for my first session?

There is no preparation necessary for your sessions. Simply come as you are and allow things to unfold organically.

What can I expect at my first session and onwards?

In the first session, we will have a conversation about the challenges you may be facing, go through a brief overview of your life and set goals for our work together.

Subsequent sessions will be client-focused. You bring to session topics that are on your mind that day and/or week. Together, we will work towards discovering the patterns in your life and how they relate to the goals you set out to achieve.  

 

 

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55 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 507

Toronto, Ontario 

email: joannatonken@gmail.com

phone: 647-825-3623

Sessions are available by appointment

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