** at this time all of my sliding scale spots are full **
Before we get started, I offer a free mini phone session (about 30 minutes) to talk through what you’re looking for from therapy and to get a sense of how your needs might fit with my scope of practice (the types of needs I can provide support for based on my training and experience).
Session length preferences and needs differ, and can also change over time, so I offer two options for session length:
- 50-minute sessions – $150
- 75-minute sessions are also available (same per hour rate).
Any email, phone or other support between sessions that takes more than 15 minutes of my time would be charged at my hourly rate.
I have a limited number of sliding scale spaces in my practice. Eligibility for these spaces is assessed on an individual basis. If you think my approach might be a good fit for your needs and you’re wondering about sliding scale availability, I encourage you to get in touch with me for the free mini session where we can talk this through.
Let’s talk. Reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment can be made by etransfer before the beginning of session. I will email you an electronic receipt which you can submit to your insurance provider (if you have coverage for Psychotherapy sessions with a Registered Social Worker).
Out of respect for my time and the other individuals I support, I require 48 hours notice for cancellations to allow me to offer that session time to another individual. If you do not provide 48 hours notice, the full fee for that session will be charged and must be paid before a new session can be scheduled. Note: if you are submitting your session fees to an insurance provider, the provider will likely not cover your cancellation fees.
If you arrive late for a session, the full session fee is still charged and the original end time will still apply. If you do not arrive for a session within 20min, the session will not occur (due to time constraints) and the full fee will be charged.
Out of respect for your time, I make every effort to start sessions on time. If for some reason I am running late for a session, then your 50min will begin when the session actually starts.
health insurance coverage
As a Registered Social Worker I can provide psychotherapy services, and my services are covered by some insurance providers. If you have extended health benefits through work and/or school, I encourage you to contact your provider to discuss whether your individual plan covers “social work” or “psychotherapy”. I encourage you to ask about the per-session or per-hour rate that they cover, and any yearly limit to your coverage. For example, many College and University student health plans have coverage for therapy with a Registered Social Worker (if you have not opted out).
If you have insurance coverage that includes my services, you would provide payment to me (as above), and then it would be your responsibility to submit the electronic receipt I provide you to your insurance provider which would reimburse you directly.
post-secondary accessibility services supports
I encourage post-secondary students who have been diagnosed with a mental health issue to register with their school accessibility services. Accessibility services can help students access accommodations to support their academic achievement (like increased time for tests and extensions on assignments).
Post-secondary students who are also in receipt of OSAP may be eligible to apply for the Ontario Bursary for Students with Disabilities. This bursary may cover up to $2000 of therapy sessions. I encourage students to speak to their accessibility services office to find out more.
federal tax credit for medical expenses
Sessions with Registered Social Workers are considered a medical expense that can be claimed on your taxes. For more information about the specifics, check out: http://www.cra.gc.ca/medical
Visit my contact page and get in touch to find out more or to book a session..