FEES AND POLICIES

THERAPY COST

Individual psychotherapy:
50 min session –  $110

Couple/relationship therapy:
50 min session –  $130 | 75 min session – $170

Fee payment can be made with cash or cheque at the beginning or end of the session.  If preferred method of payment is e-transfer, the fee is due at the start of the session.

Fees and services are subject to change without notice. Existing clients are informed about change of fees with one month notice.

INSURANCE COVERAGE

At this time, 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?

Although I try to keep my rates affordable, unfortunately I am not able to offer free or low-cost services. Sometimes I offer short-term psychotherapy at a reduced rate – minimum fee per session is $65.  Please inquire about availability.

If you need free/low-cost therapy, please check my Resources page.

WHAT IS THE RESCHEDULE/CANCELLATION POLICY?

Once an appointment is made, I reserve the office space and 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 cancel with less than 24 hours’ notice, you’ll be required to pay the full fee.

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 you or someone else is in danger or a child is abused. Otherwise, information you share with me is confidential and will not be shared or quoted by me. During the first session the limits to confidentiality required by law are fully 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.