Is a referral needed?
You do not need a referral for treatment or assessment. However, your extended health benefit provider may require you to obtain a referral from a physician in order to be reimbursed.
Are services covered by OHIP?
No, psychological services are not covered by provincial medical coverage. If you have extended health benefits, psychological services may be covered.
What are the Fees for THerapy?
Therapy services are $170 per hour.
What are the fees for assessment?
Insurance and Legal Assessments - We charge a flat rate for our standard assessment battery and report for conducting assessments for insurance purposes. We work with insurers and law firms directly to discuss rates. Please contact us.
Psychodiagnostic Assessments - We charge an hourly rate for psychodiagnostic assessments of social and emotional concerns. Typically, such assessments, with a brief report will cost anywhere between $800-1400, depending on hours required (varies according to the complexity of concerns identified).
Do you provide child-custody/parental competency assessments?
We do not provide assessments for child-custody/parental competency. Please note, even if you have sought an assessment with us for other purposes, our reports are not intended for child-custody/parental competency. We will refrain from commenting on child-custody/parental competency if you decide to submit your report to a family court.
Do you offer evening and weekend appointments?
Appointments may be available on evenings and weekends, depending on the clinician you see.
Do you have a waiting list?
We try to see clients within 1 to 2 weeks.
What is your cancellation and missed appointment policy?
We require 24 hours notice for cancellations or clients are charged the full rate for late cancellations or missed appointments because we cannot schedule another client in your place. Exceptions can be made in cases of emergency or severe illness. Please contact us to discuss fees that may apply to your missed session.
What happens at the first session?
Whether you are seeing us for assessment or therapy, at our first meeting, you will be asked to review some documents about the nature of our service. When you meet with your clinician, we will discuss the issues that brought you to see us. To get a good understanding of your difficulties and current functioning, we will discuss your current and past experiences.
How long are the sessions?
Therapy sessions are usually 50 minutes in length, with the remaining 10 minutes used for recording notes for your file.
Assessment sessions will vary in length, depending on your assessment needs. Psychoeducational assessments require between 5-9 hours of face to face contact, some of which can be spread across different days. When we call to book you, we can provide you with more details.
What if I don't like my clinician or I do not feel like our appointments are helpful?
It is important that you feel comfortable with your therapist and feel you can trust your therapist. If you are not feeling comfortable or are concerned about your progress, the method of treatment, or other aspects of the service, please bring up your concerns with your clinician. Your clinician may be able to problem solve with you to improve your treatment. If we determine that you have needs that our clinicians cannot accommodate, we will help make a referral to a therapist who may be more suited to work with your concerns.