My rate follows the professional fee guidelines for Registered Social Workers established by the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). My fee is $140 a session 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.
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.
Those who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident may have access to social work services under their car insurance policies.
Those who have been injured in the course of employment and are covered under Worker’s Compensation Benefits may have social work services covered under these benefits.
Please check with your individual insurance provider to inquire about coverage for social work services.
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.