For an appointment please call: 519-868-5217 or email: email@example.com
Is this therapy covered under my benefit or insurance plan?
I offer three types of services:
1) Psychological Services (that can include art therapy): Under the supervision of a psychologist, I assist in offering psychological services. Most extended insurance plans and some Employee Assistance Plans provide coverage. Psychological services are not covered by OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan). Extended health plan coverage is unique to the provider. Please check your plan regarding coverage and claim procedures.
2) Art Therapy services: Art Therapy is generally fee for service. Art Therapy services are not covered by OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan). Some Employee Benefit Plans cover the cost of psychotherapy. Please contact your employer.
3) Psychiatric Consultations: With Psychotherapy Matters Virtual Clinic you can access a psychiatrist fast, without traveling to a different office, with secure video conferencing. You will schedule a session, I will be there to support you and we will meet with the psychiatrist together. Download the info-graph vc-info-clients or watch the video below.
Approved Provider for: Work Place Insurance Board (WSIB), Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), Blue Cross, BOOST/Internet Child Exploitation (ICE), First Nations and Inuit Health Branch Program (NIHB), Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program (IRS RHSP), Children’s Aid Society (CAS), Green Shield, S & P Consultants.
What other programs cover the cost of therapy? Some participants may qualify for programs that cover the costs of therapy. This can also be discussed prior to or during the first session. Some participants may qualify for coverage from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and The Victim Quick Response Program.
Art Therapy/Psychotherapy services are eligible for Income Tax Medical Expenses.
How much is the cost of therapy? Please contact me about student rates, individual, family therapy and group rates. Cash, cheque, e-transfer, MasterCard, Visa and American Express are accepted. A receipt will be provided. Two spots are available at a reduced client fee. Please contact me to discuss.
Do you have a sliding scale? I am not able to offer a sliding scale for therapy services as I work with community mental health agencies to provide participants with subsidized counselling services. I am pleased to discuss any concerns related to the cost of therapy during the initial telephone call. We can discuss how many sessions would address the participant’s most predominant needs or the participant will be directed to community programs.
How many sessions will my child, family or myself need? How many sessions each participant may need is an individual decision and will be discussed in the first session. Most participants attend weekly. Some reduce the cost of therapy by coming every other week, while others choose bi-weekly attendance when more support is needed. A minimum of eight sessions is recommended to complete an assessment and to begin work towards one or two goals.
Fees for cancellation: Regular attendance in therapy is important for consistency and productive intervention. Session cancellations should be considered with good cause and with as much advance notice as possible. Session fees will apply for cancellations less than 24hrs notice.
If you are unable to attend a session, please call: 519-868-5217 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org