Erica Baker Gagnon

260 Wyse Road, Suite 304
Dartmouth, NS B3A 1N3
ericabakergagnon@gmail.com
902-593-0753

Erica baker-gagnon

Policies

Frequency of Sessions

I am happy to see clients on either a weekly or every other week basis to start. I find that therapy works best when there is consistency in the frequency. Ideally, this happens with enough of a break between sessions to process and put what we have started in therapy to work outside of the therapy room but not too long of a break that therapy begins to feel like we are catching up on what has happened in your life in the last two or more weeks. Of course, I understand that it is not always possible to have the means to attend therapy every week or every other week and am open to other arrangements, especially once we have seen each other on some type of regular basis to start with. It is normal for the frequency of therapy to decrease over time, as your needs for support decrease in intensity.

24 Hour Cancellation Policy

I have a 24 hour cancellation policy whereby I ask for your full session fee if I do not receive at least 24 hours of notice before you cancel your scheduled session.

Confidentiality

Anything that you tell me in therapy stays with me, with a few notable exceptions. The only times I would be legally and ethically obligated to report something you’ve told me, possibly but hopefully not without your consent, would be:

1. If you have a real and imminent plan to hurt yourself
2.If you have a real and imminent plan to hurt someone else
3. If you inform me that you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected
4.If you inform me that you suspect that an elder is being abused or neglected 

The only other time that I would release information about you would be if your records were subpoenaed by a court but we should be able to discuss that well beforehand.