Psychotherapy is essentially talk therapy aimed at improving mental health and wellbeing. Psychotherapists receive extensive training to apply evidence-based techniques to support the clients in achieving their therapeutic goals.
The fees are $140 for a 50-minute session, and $210 for an 80-minute session, +HST (13%).
Fees are due at the end of the session.
We accept all major credit cards, debit visa, or e-transfer.
Psychotherapy is not covered by OHIP. However, most private insurance companies (through work) do cover psychotherapy. Contact your insurance provider for details.
Yes, at the moment we direct bill the following Insurance Providers: Green Shield Canada, Medavie Blue Cross, Sun Life, SSQ Insurance, and Empire Life Extended Health Benefits.
The cancellation policy is 24-hours prior to the session, you may notify us through e-mail or phone.
Yes, the therapist has the ethical and legal obligations to keep everything discussed in session confidential between the therapist and client.
There are however some limitations to this confidentiality, the therapist has the ethical and legal obligation to release only relevant information if:
- There is clear and imminent risk of serious harm to themselves or others (i.e. suicide or homicide).
- The federal or provincial court of law orders the therapist to facilitate in an investigation or inspection or if information is subpoenaed by the court of law (i.e. court warrant to release information).
- The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario requests access to certain information under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991.
- The client is unable to give consent or is unable to reasonably be a decision-maker, the therapist may contact a substitute decision-maker (i.e. relative). This may be the case when working with young children or individuals who are incapacitated.
Yes, we offer sliding scale (low cost) therapy. However, there are limited spots as to how many clients we can take on a sliding scale basis.
Everyone can benefit from attending therapy. Choosing to go to therapy does not mean “there is something wrong”. Psychotherapy can help us understand our emotions, thoughts, or behavior better, it can help us improve our communication and our relationships, it can help us strengthen healthy behaviors, it can help us process certain events, or it can be a safe space where we get to explore ourselves and gain new insight and perspective. No matter the reason, therapy is a process with YOU at the center to ultimately improve your quality of life.
The objective of the intake consultation is for you to see if the therapist is a good fit. This first meeting will focus will be on gathering information about you in order for the therapist to be able to best support you.
You will discuss topics such as: family history, diagnoses and medications, substance use, cultural values, important relationships, what brought you to therapy, and goals.
Therapy is a process which typically takes weeks for yourself or your therapist to notice results. The objective of therapy is not to create change overnight, but rather create sustainable long-term change. In some cases, this may require you to visit some uncomfortable thoughts, emotions, or events. In other cases, this may require you to complete homework between sessions. And in most cases, change happens outside of the session as you reflect on your experience and acquire insight. However, in all cases you are doing the work even if it doesn’t feel like it.
At this time, we only offer therapy virtually. We will announce once we begin to offer in-person psychotherapy.
The most important element in therapy is privacy, ensure you are somewhere private and quiet. Ensure that the internet connection is stable, and that your electronic device is charged or plugged-in. We also recommend to have a light snack or beverage.