My rate follows the professional fee guidelines for Registered Social Workers established by the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). I offer the following services to residents of Ontario and I do not charge HST. I provide receipts for payment as a Registered Social Worker with a Master's in Counselling Psychology. Please check with your insurance provider about coverage.
15-minutes initial phone consultation: Free
50-minute therapy session: $150
50-minute coaching session: $150
The fees cover our session time, my administrative time, documentation, training, research, and clinical consultation.
Social work counselling services are increasingly covered under group benefits plans. Most group benefit plans or university or college medical plans cover social work services. Please check with your specific provider to inquire about coverage.
Some university and college students may qualify for bursaries that cover social work services and/or coaching.
Those who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident may have access to social work services under their car insurance policies.
As of 2012, counselling services provided by social workers can be claimed as a medical expense tax deduction when you file your income tax return. Please retain your receipts for this purpose.