Rates and Insurance

Fees
The fee is $160 per hour. The fee for other services (e.g., letter writing, completing forms) is also $160 per hour.

Psychological services are not covered by OHIP. However, as a registered clinical psychologist, the services I provide are normally covered under extended health insurance plans. You may be reimbursed either fully or partially for the costs of treatment. I encourage you to contact your insurance company prior to your first appointment to determine what your entitlements are under your plan. The important questions to ask are:
  • Do I have coverage for a psychologist?
  • How many therapy sessions per year does my plan cover?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • Is a referral required from my primary care provider?
  • What forms do I need to submit to obtain my reimbursement?
 
Fees for psychological services are HST exempt. Depending on your income, the fees may be deductible as a medical expense on you income tax return.
 
I usually meet with clients for a 75 minute initial consultation. This allows me to obtain a fairly thorough description of the problems and garner some information about the background history. Subsequently, therapy sessions are 60 minutes in duration.

Payment
Cash, cheques, and major credit cards are accepted. I collect fees directly from you and provide you with a statement to submit to your insurance company for a reimbursement.
 

Cancellation Policy
I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. Clients who fail to appear for their therapy appointment without furnishing at least 24 hours notice will be charged for the full cost of the session.