Fees and Policies
I can accommodate most appointment time requests; however, my highest availability is during evening hours.
Fees and Insurance Coverage
The fee for psychotherapy services is $140 per session. Sessions are 50 minutes in length. Letter or report writing is billed at the same rate as session fees.
Many extended health insurance plans cover a percentage of the cost of therapy, though please check carefully about what your plan provides coverage for as not all insurance covers psychotherapeutic services provided by Social Workers. However, because I offer psychological services under the supervision of Dr. Leigh Karos, C. Psych., my services are covered by most plans.
Payment can be made by e-transfer, cash, or personal cheque and is due at time of session. Receipts are issued at time of payment and can be submitted to your insurance company for reimbursement or maintained for your tax record (i.e. tax deductable as a medical expense). Further, some insurance coverage requires a doctor’s referral for psychotherapy. Please make sure to check carefully with your insurance provider about any requirements prior to our first session.
Because making an appointment means the time will be held for you, it is necessary to have a system for clients to be fair to each other and to me in utilizing the session hours. Therefore, full session fees will be charged for all missed appointments.
Cancellation of appointments requires, at minimum, 24 hours notice. If you fail to provide 24 hours notice, full session fees will be charged.
In the event of emergencies or unusual circumstances, session fees may be waived.
Please note that rescheduling is also regarded as a cancellation. All communication regarding cancellations or rescheduling must happen through either direct telephone communication with me or through a voice message left to me.