My preference is for sessions to be booked in blocks of seven (7) after the initial Intake Session. This will ensure you can keep the time slot of your choice. I create my treatment plans in blocks of seven (7 weeks, 14 weeks, 21 weeks) Booking in blocks of seven, allows us to take a break in-between and ensure we are making progress and gives us an opportunity to re-evaluate treatment goals.
Sessions are generally not offered on stat holidays, Jewish holidays or Chol haMoed. If you would like a copy of your personalized treatment plan please let me know.
Office Space/Home or School Visits
I am currently making home visits in the North York Area. I require a private room and two chairs. Visits can me made to homes, schools and long term care homes.
I offer a sliding scale of $80-$200
I understand therapy can be expensive. If you would like to request a sliding scale; please send me an email with your most recent T4. Please include other helpful information in your request such as debt, the number of children, and possible tuition payments, so I can make an informed decision. The sliding scale I offer is a discount that I am offering to you as my client. I am not reimbursed in any way for this discount. Please understand, I am doing my very best to offer a reasonable rate and flexible payment terms if required.
For 2018 my rates are as follows:
1 hour art therapy session: $80-$180
1 hour psychotherapy session $80-$150
1 hour session couples or 2-3 children: $90-$200
1 hour Group for 6-10 people: $30/person
Cancellation Fee $150 (24 hours notice required for all cancellations)
Written Assessments/Letters/Forms/Additional administrative work: $100
Phone calls more than 15 minutes: $80-$130/h
Psychotherapy via Facetime/Skype $80-$130
Intake: Intake may last from 1-2 hours depending on number of children/adults and complexity of the case. Hourly rate of $80-$200 applies for each hour.
The full rate for an Art Therapist/Psychotherapist in Toronto who has been working 10+ years is $180/h. I try my best to offer a sliding scale when possible. As of 5778/2018, my sliding scale is now $80-$180/h.
Art Therapy is typically more expensive than talk therapy due to the consumption of art supplies.
Please keep in mind, a 60 minute session with a client is actually 1.5-2 hours or more of my time. I am required by law and by the college of psychotherapists to keep notes and plan for the next session. I also purchase art supplies that are unique and fitting for each client’s treatment plan.
To keep my practice going, I must pay for the following on a monthly or yearly basis; Certification and Registration with Ontario College of Psychotherapist, Insurance, Membership to Canadian Art Therapy Association, Office Space, Accounting Software, Client Database, Training, Art Supplies, Books, Sand Play Toys, Printing, Business Cards, Website fees.
Payment can be made by cheque, credit card or e-transfer. You will be invoiced by email and receive a receipt by email. Please keep the e-mailed invoices/receipts for tax and insurance purposes. All invoices will have my Registration Number that you will be asked for by your insurance company.
The Canadian Revenue Agency announced (8 January 2016) that fees paid to Registered Psychotherapists may be deducted on your personal income tax returns part of the medical expense tax credit. (Lines 330 and 331)
Illness and Cancellation
24 hours’ notice is required for cancellation.
Please keep in mind; I work with some clients who are medically fragile.
The cold or flu can seriously jeopardize the health of the medically fragile. For this reason, I encourage clients to cancel if your or anyone in your family has a cold, fever or flu. Please allow for at least 3 days (or until advised by your family doctor) from the onset of the illness before returning/re-booking. This request also includes streptococcal infections and respiratory symptoms like runny nose and coughing. For home visits, even if the person who is participating is well, please cancel if any other child or parent in the home is contagious. Session fees during the winter will be waived even with less than 24 hours’ notice if someone is ill and still contagious.
Stop the spread of germs, be kind. Rest and recover!