FAQ

Where are you located?

Dr. Selles is based in Vancouver, BC, but is registered to provide services to individuals across British Columbia.

How are services provided?

At present, all services are provided via a secure telehealth platform.

Can we start right away?

Unfortunately, due to high demand, we are not able to provide services immediately. The length of wait fluctuates based on demand and availability.

Do you provide in-person services?

Office-based services may become available at a later date, but are not guaranteed at this time. For individuals in the metro Vancouver area, if desired, services may be provided in-home or at other locations relevant to symptoms (e.g., school, public places) with additional charges to cover travel time.

How much does it cost?

The rate for services is $225 per 50-minute session (typical length). Initial assessment sessions are commonly scheduled for 75 minutes ($337.50). All services will be billed at the same rate (e.g., assessment, therapy, report preparation, school consultations).

How do I pay?

Payment is accepted by e-transfer or debit/credit card. Individuals may be able to seek coverage or reimbursement for psychological services through an extended benefit plan or via organizational funding if eligible (e.g., Jordan’s Principle, Ministry of Child and Family Development).

 

The Process

Reaching Out

Read through the information on this website to ensure that we are a good fit for you or your family. If we appear to be a good fit, you can complete the request for services form.

We will look over your form and will let you know if we believe we may be able to provide you with the support you need.

Waiting and Preparing

If we are likely able to support you, you will be placed on a waitlist for an initial appointment. While waiting, we recommend you begin monitoring the areas of concern so that you are aware of how often they are occurring, what triggers them, and how they get in the way.

Assessment

Once we have availability for services, we will contact you to schedule a first session (typically 75 minutes). We will focus on getting to know each other, will start to identify the difficulties you are experiencing, and begin discussing what might help. Depending on what’s happening for you, this could take more than one appointment. This initial assessment may be completed with, or by, a loved one. This is particularly common for children and individuals who are less motivated.

Due to the importance of ensuring we can adequately support you, completing an intake appointment does not guarantee further services. If we do not feel we can adequately support you, we will do our best to point you towards other services that may be a better fit. Formal diagnostic assessments including a prepared report require extended time and will be associated with additional fees.

Treatment

Sessions are most often one-on-one with the individual experiencing difficulties, although caregivers may be primary participants, or included as needed, to facilitate change.


Typically, sessions last 50 minutes and occur weekly at the outset of treatment, gradually fading as symptoms resolve (e.g., bi-weekly, monthly). For individuals with significant difficulties, longer or more-frequent sessions can be helpful in seeing more immediate results.


Commonly, individuals participate in between 6-30 sessions, with variations based on factors, such as:

  • Awareness of difficulties and readiness to change;

  • Intensity and complexity of difficulties;

  • Willingness to engage during sessions and effort to practice between sessions;

  • Goals and preferences for treatment;

  • Nature of the social/family environment and supports.

Wrapping Up

When you’re ready, we’ll review all the things we learned together and develop a plan for how you’re going to continue on your journey independently. We’ll help you feel prepared to cope even if things become more difficult in the future. If you need help again at a later time, you will be welcome to reach back out for support.