FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are the fees covered by OHIP?
I don't have extended health benefits. Do you have payment plans?
In order to best serve you, we have a number of therapists who specialize in different forms of therapy. As a result, our rates vary by therapist and types of sessions.
Can my therapy session be tax deductible?
As of 2012, Psychotherapy services provided by a Registered Social Worker are recognized as an income tax deductible medical expense by Revenue Canada.
What are the costs?
The cost for our services varies by both the needs of our clients and the therapist you choose.
Our services are HST-exempt. Additionally, psychotherapy services provided by a Registered Social Worker are recognized as an income tax deductible medical expense by Revenue Canada.
Presently, OHIP, OW or ODSP do not cover psychotherapy services, but fortunately many insurance plans do. We encourage you to speak with your insurance provider to determine whether (and for how much) counseling services provided by a Registered Social Worker are covered by your plan.
Every client is provided with a receipt with all of the information needed to facilitate reimbursement from your insurance health provider.
For prospective clients who do not have insurance coverage, on a limited basis, our therapists do offer a sliding scale at reduced rates. Please reach out to us if you want to learn more about which therapists currently have sliding scale spots available to schedule an assessment.
How can I pay?
What is Psychotherapy?
When we use the word psychotherapy, we are referring to the process of working with a skilled therapist who uses evidence-base therapeutic interventions to help you explore, understand, manage and cope with difficult experiences, emotions and various life transitions.
Who can benefit from psychotherapy?
All of us experience periods in our lives where we can use some help. Psychotherapy can help you gain a fresh perspective in order to better navigate the difficulties you’re facing - this can happen while you receive the necessary support throughout the process.
Do I need a referral to see a therapist?
Not at all! You do not need a referral to book an appointment. We welcome everyone who requires assistance in reaching their wellness goals.
This is my first time doing this. How does therapy work?
This is a sentiment that is shared by several of our clients when they first reach out. If you are feeling overwhelmed with life stressors, believe us, you are not alone!
What if my therapist is not a good fit?
We want your experience to be as comfortable and seamless, so please reach out to us and we are happy to pair you with another therapist.