Fees & Coverage

The practice’s fees are at, or below, the current rates suggested by the Ontario Psychological Association (current OPA suggested rate is $225/hour) and may be revised each year effective January 1st.  Payment by cheque, cash, Visa, MasterCard, or debit are accepted at the end of each session. Clinically-related telephone calls, letters, and reports completed outside of treatment sessions are billed in 10 minute intervals for the time spent.

Sliding scale (reduced) fees are available for services with an advanced graduate student under the supervision of a licensed psychologist at our Burlington and St. Catharines offices.

Sources of Coverage

You may have coverage under one of the following plans or programs. We can help you find out!

If you have extended health-care insurance through your employer (for example, health coverage by Sunlife, Manulife, Greenshield, Great West Life, etc.), your insurance company may reimburse you for part or all of the cost of seeing a Psychologist or Registered Psychotherapist.

We suggest you read the insurance booklet describing your benefits, or talk to your insurance company to find out about your coverage for seeing a Psychologist or Registered Psychotherapist.

We are happy to provide direct billing to the following insurance companies:

  • Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
  • Cowan
  • Desjardins Insurance
  • First Canadian Insurance Corporation
  • Great-West Life
  • Green Shield Canada
  • iA Financial Group
  • Johnson
  • Johnston Group
  • Maximum Benefit
  • SSQ Financial Group

If you have a pre-existing mental health condition that has been worsened by a motor vehicle accident (MVA), or if you are struggling with a new mental health condition (emotional changes, behavioural changes, changes in attention, memory, etc.) as a result of an accident, you may qualify for coverage of Psychology and Psychotherapy services under your auto insurance plan.

If you have an accident claim open, you can contact us, and we can assist you with applying for funding for treatment.

Help following an accident

If you have psychological problems or functional disabilities because of a work-related accident or other workplace stress or incident, you may qualify for Psychology and Psychotherapy coverage through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). Your claim adjudicator or family physician may be able to help you with this. If your request is declined, you can appeal to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, a board of appeal to which workers and employers bring disputes concerning decisions of the WSIB regarding entitlements to benefits, healthcare and vocational rehabilitation.

Contact us to see if we can help

If you are a Canadian armed forces veteran, the Department of Veteran Affairs may cover Psychology services. Contact us to see if we can help.

Mental health & neuropsychology coverage

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board provides compensation for Psychology services to eligible applicants who experience psychological problems as a result of being a victim of crime.

Find out if you are eligible

Health Canada’s Non-Insured Health Benefits Program for First Nations and Inuit:  The NIHB Program is a national program that provides coverage to eligible registered First Nations and recognized Inuit for mental health counselling if individuals are not entitled through other plans and programs (provincial/territorial health or social programs, or other publicly and privately funded programs).

Learn More about Health Canada's Non-Insured Health Benefits Program for First Nations and Inuit

Health Care for Refugees – The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP): The Canadian federal government covers mental health services provided by psychologists, psychotherapists, and/or counselling therapists) under the IFHP Supplemental Coverage.  In order to obtain services covered by the IFHP, you must be referred to us by a physician (medical doctor). Interpretation services required during mental health assessment, treatment or counselling are covered.

Find more information about whether you are eligible and how to apply.

What if I can’t afford psychotherapy?

Reduced fees may be available. We can help!