Our current rate is on the lower end of the industry standard at $130 (tax free for Social Worker sessions and tax included for Psychotherapy sessions) for a 60 minute session. This fee includes time spent preparing your unique treatment plan, as well as documentation after the session together and preparation of homework for subsequent weeks of therapy. It also includes any time spent outside of the session (for example - if you need to reach out to us for support in between sessions, or if you need a medical note created). It is important to think of counselling/therapy as an investment in your mental health and/or your child's mental health, the same as you would invest in any personal self care or physical rehabilitation.
What if I cannot afford counselling? The goal is for everyone to afford counselling services. We are proud to offer "sliding-scale" (reduced) fees for those who are unemployed due to COVID or for those whose income is low enough to qualify. If you think you might qualify for a reduced rate, please reach out to us on the "contact" page and explain your circumstances. If you have benefits through work, you are not eligible for sliding scale services until those benefits run out, at which time we can assess your situation. What options are available for payment? We are happy to offer all forms of payment. During COVID, we ask that you add a credit card to your file prior to booking to avoid any contact with cards and money. If you are booking online you will have to provide a credit card, but you do NOT have to pay this way for subsequent sessions. Payment via e-transfer is an option once you are an established client, but must be received on the SAME DAY as the session. If you are paying cash, you must bring EXACT payment, as we do not keep cash in the clinic. This will be an option once COVID is over. For any further questions, please email us directly.