POLICIES + FORMS
At your first appointment, we will review the following three forms: Consent Form, Intake Form, and Payment Agreement, and I will address any of your questions or concerns.
These forms will be emailed to you in advance of your first appointment.
You will be encouraged to complete and return them to me ahead of time, so that we can spend more time in conversation at your first visit.
Every session is confidential and at no point will any records be shared without your explicit written permission.
Unless there is a situation involving personal or public safety which requires disclosure by law (see the consent form).
I am required by law to provide you with a copy of the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA, 2004) so you can understand your rights and protections related to the use and disclosure of your identifiable health care information.
PAYMENT + INSURANCE
I accept payments in cash or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express) at the start or end of each session. Payments via interac e-transfer are also accepted in advance of the session.
Cancellation policy: At least 24 hours notice is required to cancel or reschedule your appointment, to avoid being charged a late notice fee.
Sliding scale: I can offer a reduced rate for individuals with limited financial resources, and to current students with a valid high school or post-secondary student ID card.
Psychotherapy services provided by private practitioners are NOT covered by OHIP.
However, there are a growing number of extended benefits insurance plans that are accepting coverage for Registered Psychotherapists. Please inquire directly with your provider to confirm.
Registered Psychotherapists are authorized medical practitioners so you can claim your psychotherapy services on your taxes, if they have not already been reimbursed by your health plan.