FEES & POLICIES

THERAPY COST

 

13% HST will be applied to all session fees

Individual psychotherapy:
50 min session –  $120 (plus HST)

Couple/relationship therapy:
50 min session –  $140 (plus HST)
75 min session – $180 (plus HST)

Fee payment is completed through e-transfer.

Fees and services are subject to change. Existing clients are informed about change of fees with one month notice.

INSURANCE COVERAGE

Unfortunately, unless sessions are offered by a doctor, psychotherapy fees are not covered by OHIP.In Ontario, they are tax deductible.

Some insurance companies cover registered psychotherapy services. If your workplace offers extended health insurance plans your fee may be eligible.  Please check with your insurance provider to find out if your benefits cover registered psychotherapy services.

WHAT IF I CAN’T AFFORD YOUR SERVICES?

I want to support you and I know that psychotherapy requires a financial commitment not available for those with lower incomes. On a limited basis for those with lower incomes, I offer sliding scale sessions in two brackets – min fee ($65) and sliding scale ($80 – $110).

Please note that at this time I have a wait-list for $65 fee sessions; and I have limited availability for sliding scale ($80 to $110) sessions.  Being on wait-list means that you can not book a specific day ahead but are called immediately when a session becomes available.

If you need free/low-cost therapy, please check my Other Resources page. It includes many non-profit agencies which offer reduced cost counselling services.

WHAT IS THE RESCHEDULE/CANCELLATION POLICY?

Once an appointment is made, I reserve the time for you. If you need to reschedule or cancel, I require at the very least 24 hours notice. If you miss an appointment or decide to cancel your session with less than 24 hours’ notice, you’ll pay the full fee for the missed session.

If I miss an appointment, your next session will be free.

CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY

Maintaining your privacy is extremely important. It is a part of, and I abide by, the Registered Psychotherapist professional code of ethics.

All sessions are confidential with the exception of situations required by law, such as if your life or someone else’s is in danger, (homicide, suicide) a child is abused, or files are subpoenaed by a court. Otherwise, information you share with me is confidential and will not be shared or quoted by me. During the first session, full consent to treatment and electronic communications, including the different limits to confidentiality required by law, are thoroughly discussed.

As part of my continuous professional development, I participate in professional group supervision meetings with other psychotherapists. Without ever disclosing or naming any of our clients, or sharing their life stories, we might discuss true aspects of our therapy work, learning from each other to become better therapists.

For more questions please read my Frequently Asked Questions page.