How do my rates compare?
A psychotherapy session in the GTA is now typically over $125.00/session, which for many is cost-prohibitive. My goal is to offer therapy at more affordable rates.
Think of therapy as investment in yourself.
What do the fees cover?
Fees cover office rental, insurance, additional time I spend in related research, administration, and clinical supervision.
Fees are payable at each session. During COVID-19, all online session (Zoom or phone) payments are due before the session begins, and choice of payment is limited to credit cards, or Etransfer. Please do this before your appointment, so we don't use up session time.
I accept cash (please have exact amount), cheque, all credit cards or Apple Pay or Google Pay (add 2.75% to cover service charges); debit (add 2.75% plus at 25 cent per transaction charge to cover service charges). Payment by E-transfer can be arranged. If you pay this way, I request you pay before the session.
I do not accept payment through third parties: if someone else (partner, parent, etc.) is paying for your sessions, I ask that you get the payment from them and pay me directly, as outlined above. This is to avoid any concerns about confidentiality.
I will Email you receipts after each session, regardless of how you choose to pay. Please retain these; no other receipts will be issued. If you pay for a missed appointment, it will be listed as a missed appointment on your receipt (it is a CRPO requirement to accurately reflect service paid for).
Will my work benefits cover therapy?
Unfortunately, the only answer I can give you is "Maybe," Some work insurance benefits plans do and some don't. Please contact your work's provider or HR department for details. Please note that I am not yet an RP (Registered Psychotherapist); this could make the a determining factor in whether sessions are covered.
Can I claim therapy on my income taxes?
Again, the best answer I can give is "Maybe." I am not in a position to give tax advice.
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