Psychotherapy services are often covered under extended health care benefit plans. In addition, therapy services can also be claimed as a medical expense on your income tax. Please check with your extended health care provider to determine if my services are covered and how much is available to you.
Many people choose to seek counselling support and pay out of pocket. Most agree that they see the expense as an investment in themselves that ultimately serves to improve quality of life and work toward providing clarity on values and goals. Our rate follows the professional fee guidelines for MSW’s established by the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW).
It is understandable that cost is an important factor for most people and determining the length of time that you will be in counselling is a consideration. Depending on the issue you are seeking therapy for, change can take place in a short-term period ranging from four to twelve sessions. To address concerns that have a deeper root and that have been with you for a prolonged period, longer term therapy may be indicated. The timing and duration of our work together is ultimately in your hands. We will work with you to ensure you’re your intervention meets your needs. Where affordability is an issue, we are willing to provide homework activities that can be completed outside of the therapy sessions so that appointments can be scheduled at less frequent intervals.