Clinical Sessions

The step towards engaging in therapy can be a bit daunting and unclear. I am most happy to offer a 20 minute complementary consultation to answer any questions you may have and provide additional clarity if needed. An appointment for an initial session can also be arranged at that time.

Regular sessions are 50-minutes in length. I also offer the option of 75 minute sessions for individuals, couples and families that require the extended time to explore deeper and allow the appropriate time to process the emotions that may arise.

Rates For Sessions

RegularMost Popular

$ 120

50-minute sessions

ExtendedMost Popular

$ 150

75-minute sessions

BoosterMost Popular

$ 65

25 minute sessions

(Please note that booster sessions are only available to existing clients who wish to maintain their progress)

There is no tax on counselling services as Registered Social Workers are exempt from charging GST and PST.

As of September 26, 2012, Registered Social Workers (RSWs) are authorized as medical practitioners’ under the Income Tax Act for the purpose of claiming medical expenses on income tax returns.

In accordance with the Medical Expense Tax Credit (METC), the Government of Canada will reimburse recipients of clinical services that have expenses greater than $2,109 annually or 3 percent of the taxpayer’s net income.

If you have extended health benefits through your work, or through an immediate family member’s employer, you may be covered for the services of a Registered Social Worker (RSW). Some extended health plans cover the services of Registered Social Workers, while others do not. In the case that your extended health benefit plan does not cover RSW clinical services, some clients have been successful in expanding their counselling coverage by asking their human resources department to cover the services of a RSW. It can also help if employees ask their employer to contact their group insurance provider directly to request this change.

Payment can be made by cash, cheque or Interac e-transfer. I also provide the option of credit card.

Cash and cheque payments can be made at the start or conclusion of your session: This is your preference.

 There is the option of choosing to purchase 6 sessions in advance at a 10% reduction in cost.  6 session packages are to be used within a 3 month period. If there are extenuating circumstances, I invite you to express your thoughts openly.

If you would like to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please inform my office 24 hours in advance of your scheduled session.

I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice are charged at a rate of 50% for the cost of the session and appointments cancelled with 12 hours or less are charged the full cost of the session. Missed appointments are charged the full session fee.

Please keep in mind that your session time is reserved for you. If you arrive late, we will still have to end the session at the scheduled time.

Booking an appointment can create some anxiety. I greatly respect the courage you possess to take this initial step. I am happy to offer early morning, and weekend alternatives for session times. I will always provide the first available time for you. I can be contacted by email, telephone or by the online contact form on my website.