Consultation Fee & Practice
At Hopewoods, our consultation fee is…zero. That’s right, we provide free consultation for each client who comes to our door at Hopewoods.
During your first session:
We will listen to the narratives of your concerns, and from there we can form a preliminary conceptualization of your struggles and difficulties. We’ll then get to know more about you and carefully select the most suitable approach. At the end of your consultation, we usually will help you understand how our therapists can help you in your journey.
Think of your first consultation as a discussion of your life experiences. This is your time to present problems and get an introduction of therapy and how it can help you.
We believe in providing our clients the proper care and attention to their mental health they need, while realizing that everyone’s situation is very different. As a result, the cost for a our private therapy services will vary, much like our fee schedule varies for assessments. A first psychotherapy consultation, however, is free of charge to everyone.
In all cases, the identities of clients and their self-disclosures are handled in a strictly confidential manner. However, there are a few exceptions to client confidentiality due to legal or ethical obligations. You will be informed about these exceptions at your first session.
When it comes to the rest of our assessments and psychotherapy services, we should note that since we are a private practice, these services are not covered by OHIP. However, they are covered wholly or partially by many extended health insurance plans. Please check with your extended health insurance provider to determine whether you have coverage for psychotherapy/counselling services and whether a referral letter is needed. Alternatively, you can also contact us for more details.
Psychotherapy/counselling services can also be claimed as a medical expense for tax deduction. An invoice will be issued to you and fees are paid at the end of each session, which can be used for reimbursement from your insurance company and income tax purposes.
The fee schedule for our private services will vary between $120-$200/session depending on the nature of the service.
Sliding scale payments are accepted if necessary.
A typical one-hour session is 50 minutes long with 10 minutes allocated to documentation and paperwork. Please contact us to further discuss your needs.
We are here to help
Our team of experienced counsellors is dedicated to providing you with a safe and supportive space to explore your thoughts and feelings.