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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is Debbie available?
    Debbie is still working as a counsellor educator, and currently is only available one day per week (usually Fridays). To schedule an appointment, email Debbie through the Contact form.
  • Why does Debbie only offer services to clients in BC?
    As a Registered Clinical Counsellor in British Columbia, Debbie is authorized to offer services to clients in BC, and any province or territory that does not have a specific provincial/territorial regulatory body. At this time Debbie can offer services to counselling & consulting clients in BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, PEI, Newfoundland, and all three of the Territories. She is available to do speaking engagements locally or internationally.
  • Does Debbie offer appointments in person?
    Debbie’s counselling and consulting practice with individual clients is exclusively online. For organizations that would like to inquire about Debbie speaking or doing an in-person seminar/consultation session, please email Debbie through the Contact form.
  • Does Debbie offer services to clients in crisis?
    No. Debbie's practice is part-time, and she does not work with clients in crisis, or clients with serious traumas. If you are experiencing a crisis, please contact the BC Crisis Centre through one of the following resources: Website: Phone (24hrs/day, 7 days/week): 1-800-784-2433 Online Chat Service for Youth: (Noon to 1am) Online Chat Service for Adults: to 1am)
  • What is the difference between clinical consultation and clinical supervision?
    Clinical consultation is focused on the counsellor and their own process and goals within their professional development. Clinical supervision is focused on the client, and helping the counsellor make decisions about the client’s care. Debbie offers only clinical consultation and would refer counsellors who are wanting to get supervision related to their clients to a clinical supervisor.
  • What are Debbie’s fees?  Will my extended health benefits cover them?
    Debbie’s fees are $195 per 60 minute session for online counselling or clinical consulting. Please inquire about Debbie’s fees for business consultations or speaking invitations through the Contact form. You may be able to submit your receipt for your session with Debbie to your extended health care plan. Debbie is qualified as a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, and some insurers will cover this designation. If you are hoping to be able to submit your receipt and make a claim, inquire with your insurance company prior to your appointment.
  • Does Debbie offer gifted assessments?
    No, Debbie does not offer psycho-educational assessments for gifted children. The best resource for professionals who offer psycho-educational assessments in British Columbia is the “Professionals Directory” on the Gifted Children’s Association of BC (GCABC) website. Debbie is proud to have worked with students from Adler University doing their community service “Social Justice Practicum” hours to have developed and updated this directory as well as the Gifted Navigation article hosted by the GCABC. Professionals Directory link: Gifted Navigation link: GCABC homepage link:
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