MICHAEL WHITE PSYCHOLOGY AND THERAPY SERVICES
Mike believes that psychology is a joint effort between a person and their therapist. Psychology is not about labelling; it is about helping people understand their strengths and resilience. Respect for the client’s personal and cultural knowledge is at the centre of the caring relationship. From that respect, change and improvement grow. Many mental health challenges have social and historical roots. With practice, clients can learn to move beyond the past toward a healthier life.
The first appointment is about you and your counsellor getting to know each other so that you feel comfortable working with them. We will go over the information you provided during our intake phone call, or questionnaire, and you will have a chance to ask any questions you may have. In the first session we will talk about your goals for counselling and/or assessment. Usually, by the end of the appointment we will agree on a plan as to what our future work together will look like.
Various services are available for children, teenagers, and adults.
Our brain thinks about lots of things during the day and might even tap on some exciting thoughts. These cannot be fulfilled without efforts and direction or guidance. We just can’t think and make goals to be accomplished. You get out of therapy what you put into it.
If you cannot find your question and answer, contact us.
Fees are made by arrangement and are based on the service provided and the time required. Our standard rate in Regina is $170/hour. Rates may be higher for out-of-town services.
Counselling services from our Practicum Graduate Student in Counselling Psychology are available at $85/hour (limited availability).
In many cases, private insurance companies will reimburse the costs of psychological services, depending your individual plan. You may require a physician referral before service begins. I do not direct bill insurance companies. Payment is due at the time of service and I accept cash, personal cheque, Interac debit, major credit cards, and e-transfers. Detailed receipts are provided upon receipt of payment. Services through Indigenous Services Canada are billed directly to the federal government.
Records are kept for a minimum of seven years after the day of last contact. The records for children are kept until they turn 25.
With written permission your full record can be shared with another psychologist. There may be some limits on what gets shared with other professionals depending on their qualifications. Specific testing records can only be legally shared with qualified psychologists. If you want to see your records we can arrange an appointment to review your file and discuss what information you need.