My fees are as follows:
Description Time Fees
First Visit (Consultation +Therapy) 80 minutes: $250
Individual Session 50 minutes $150
Couple Session 75 minutes $200
Family Session 75 minutes $200
Group Session 90 minutes $50
Acceptable Modes of Payment:
Cash, Interac e-Transfer, Cheque, Debit Card and Credit Cards.
***I DO NOT CHARGE HST
OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance) does not cover my fees. However, if you have extended health care coverage through your employee benefits program to see a Registered Social Worker, a Psychotherapist, Mediator or for counselling services, you will be able to claim your fees back unless otherwise stipulated in your policy. Please confirm your coverage with your insurance company-This is your responsibility
If you are self-employed you might be able to claim your fees as a deduction
I require 24hour notice of cancellation. Please note that if you do not cancel your appointment, I cannot utilize the time for another client, hence you will be required to pay the full cost of the session. If a you customarily pay by credit card, your account will be charges for no-show or late cancellation, and you will be provided with the receipt. If you pay by other means, you will be billed and will receive an invoice requiring you to make payment.
Is my Service Covered by Insurance?
Yes, it is. However, to determine if you have mental health coverage through your insurance carrier, the first thing you should do is call them. You will need to pay for your counselling session yourself and then request reimbursement from them. Check your coverage carefully and make sure you understand their answers.
Is Counselling fees covered by Employee Extended Health Plans?
Employee and student health care plans (Green Shield, Blue Cross, Great West Life, Manulife, Sunlife, etc.) provide coverage for the services of a Clinical Counsellor. If you or your significant other have extended health benefits through your employer, some of your counselling sessions may be covered. Before coming to your first appointment, check with your insurance provider if counselling is covered under your plan.
When speaking with your insurance provider, please ask the following questions to ensure your coverage before scheduling your first session:
- What are my mental health benefits?
- Do I have coverage for a Registered Social Worker or for Psychotherapy?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- What is my deductible amount, if any?
- What is the yearly limit of my coverage?
- How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
- Is a referral required from my primary care physician?