What are the fees?
Session fees are set in accordance with the recommended fee guidelines set by the Ontario Psychological Association. Unfortunately fees for psychological services are not covered by OHIP. However, psychological sessions are often covered by extended health insurance. Please check with your insurance for coverage. Psychologist services are considered a medical expense and are often tax deductible. Payment can be made by cash, cheque or electronic money transfer.
Do I need a referral from my doctor?
A doctor referral is not required to seek psychological services.
What is a neuropsychologist?
A neuropsychologist is a psychologist whose area of expertise deals with the relationship between the brain and behaviour. A neuropsychologist understands how brain structures and systems that are related to behavior and thinking work. A neuropsychologist focuses on how injuries or illnesses of the brain affect cognitive functions and behaviors. In order to practice as a neuropsychologist, the practitioner must have earned a PhD in psychology from an accredited university program which typically involves completing 10 years of specialized training and education. The practitioner also must complete a minimum two years of training under the supervision of a neuropsychologist. In addition, they have to pass mandatory examinations to become licensed for independent practice in their province.
How long will therapy take?
Treatment length depends on a number of factors, including the nature and severity of the problem and the needs of the client. Sometimes, referrals to adjunct services may be recommended if necessary. Some people may only need a few sessions (e.g., 3-4) whereas others may need to be in treatment for longer (e.g., 10-12 sessions or more). The number of sessions required can be discussed as therapy progresses.