Are the fees covered by OHIP?
While psychotherapy is a regulated health profession in Ontario, they are unfortunately not covered under OHIP, OW or ODSP.
The majority of extended health benefits, however, do cover psychotherapy services (typically in your health and dental insurance package from your employer). I encourage you to research your plan or speak to your insurance provider to determine your eligibility and approved rates of coverage provided by a Registered Psychotherapist.
You will receive a receipt upon payment (by credit card). All of the information you will need to submit your claim is on the receipt.
Do you offer sliding scale rates?
Yes, I offer a reduced rate to a limited number of clients.
What is pyschotherapy?
The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario describes psychotherapy as:
Primarily a talk-based therapy and intended to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being. Psychotherapy occurs when the Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and client enter into a psychotherapeutic relationship where both work together to bring about positive change in the client’s thinking, feeling, behaviour and social functioning. Individuals usually seek psychotherapy when they have thoughts, feelings, moods and behaviours that are adversely affecting their day-to-day lives, relationships and the ability to enjoy life.
Do I need a referral to see a therapist?
No, you do not. Anyone is welcome to reach out.