While psychotherapy is a regulated profession, unfortunately treatment is not covered by OHIP. However, the majority of extended health benefits / insurance programs provide coverage for psychotherapy services provided by regulated health professionals (I am a Registered Social Worker which is a regulated health profession). Consult your insurance carrier for your entitlements.
As of September 2012, Psychotherapy Services provided by Registered Social Workers is now recognized as an income tax deductible medical expense by Revenue Canada. Please consult this list of authorized medical practitioners for further details.
My average fee per 50 minute session is $135.00. Requests for additional documentation or reports are charged at my usual hourly rate.
Additional Standard Policies
- Sessions will be charged in full without 48 hours written notice.
- Requests for letters / reports will be charged at my usual hourly rate for completion.
- Your confidentiality is assured. I will only share information about your treatment with your expressed, written consent.
- A ‘Duty to Report / Warn’ exists for all regulated health professionals to contact appropriate authorities should you disclose an intention to harm yourself or others.