Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find answers to our frequently asked questions covering the following topics:

Referrals and Coverage

Your First Appointment

REFERRALS AND COVERAGE

Are the fees covered by OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan)?


Fees for psychological services are not covered by OHIP. However, most private insurance plans cover at least some of the fees for the services provided by psychologists. The amount of coverage available may vary from one insurance policy to another.  If you have an insurance plan (e.g., through your employer), we suggest that you review your policy with your insurance company to find out how much coverage is available for psychological services.  Some insurance companies require a referral (usually from a family physician or a psychiatrist) before they will reimburse the costs of psychological services.

 

How much does a session with a therapist cost?


The Ontario Psychological Association sets out general guidelines around fees for psychological services.  A typical hourly rate to see an practitioner at our clinic for individual therapy ranges from $185 to $225 per hour.  Do not hesitate to ask fee-related questions when you speak to your potential therapist over the phone, including questions about the hourly rate, missed or canceled session policy, and type of payment accepted.

 

YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT

What do I need to bring to my first appointment?


Upon booking your first appointment, we will ask you to complete a questionnaire that will be help us gather information and create a treatment plan tailored to you.

What should I expect during my first appointment?

The Canadian Psychological Association outlines what can be expected during first appointments and what to expect following your first appointment. Please read through the information on this website: https://cpa.ca/public/decidingtoseeapsychologist/psychologistwhattoexpect/

Feel free to ask us any questions you have prior to your first appointment.