Help Center: Counselling FAQs
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES FOR PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES?
Fees at Guiding Light Counselling are $150.00 (plus HST) for individual psychotherapy per session. Fees are payable at the end of each session, unless we make other arrangements.
Requests for additional documentation or reports are charged at my usual hourly rate.
WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL AN APPOINTMENT?
I require a full 24 hours notice for the cancellation of an appointment. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, you will be charged the full rate of the session.
*On occassion this fee will be waived in execptional cicumstances. Your care will always be my first priority, please contact me with any questions you may have.
DOES OHIP COVER PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES?
While psychotherapy is a regulated health professions in Ontario, unfortunately psychotherapy services are not covered under OHIP at this time.
The majority of extended health benefits and employer benefits do cover psychotherapy services. I encourage you to speak with your insurance provider about counselling services provided by a registered psychotherapist to determine your eligibility and approved rates of coverage.
Psychotherapy services provided by registered psychotherapist is recognized as an income tax deductible medical expense by Revenue Canada.
NON-INSURABLE HEALTH BENEFITS
Kaitlyn is an approved mental health counselling provider through Non-Insurable Health Benefits (NIHB).
Full fee coverage and direct billing available to anyone who holds First Nations or Inuit Status anywhere in Canada. Virtual and telephone counselling services are eligible.
Learn about the coverage available for mental health counselling under the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program.
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Phone (toll-free): 1-800-567-9604
INSURANCE & HEALTH BENEFITS
Many clients have coverage through Sun Life, Manulife, Green Shield, Great-West Life, Blue Cross, and other insurance companies.
The easiest way for you to find out if you’re covered to see our therapists is to:
check under the extended health section of your insurance company’s website for coverage for counselling/therapy with a Registered Psychotherapist
call your insurance company and ask if you are covered for counselling/therapy with an Registered Psychotherapist
check under the extended health section of your benefits booklet for coverage to see a Registered Psychotherapist
ask an HR representative to check if your benefits cover you to see a Registered Psychotherapist