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FAQs

Are services covered by insurance?

Psychotherapy and Counselling services may be covered by your extended health benefits. Although many providers cover the services of a Registered Psychotherapist, it may be helpful to first check with yours, to learn about the coverage available to you. 

 

Some helpful questions to ask your insurance provider might be:

  • Does my plan cover services by a Registered Psychotherapist?

  • How much am I covered for?

  • What is the maximum amount per session that I am covered for?

How much and how long are sessions?

$150+HST for individual, 60-minute session

$180+HST for couples counselling, 60-minute session

If desired, there is also an opportunity for longer sessions:

  • $235+HST for couples counselling, 90-minute session

 

I accept payment by internet e-transfer and major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express).

Is there a sliding scale option?

Yes. Eligibility can be discussed in more detail during your consultation.

What is your cancellation policy?

I understand that life can sometimes be unpredictable, and appointments may need to be cancelled or rescheduled. To avoid short notice cancellation fees (less than 24 hours), please be advised:

  • There will be a charge equal to 50% of the session fee

  • No shows will be charged the full session fee

How frequently would we meet?

There is no definitive standard for frequency of sessions as every individual is unique, and at different stages in their personal development and healing journey. The frequency of sessions is dictated by what would be most supportive for you.  We can discuss this in more detail, during your consultation, or during an initial session.

Click here to book your complimentary 20-minute consultation with me.

How important is having a good fit with your therapist?  

If you’ve been considering therapy, finding the right therapist for you is the first step.

 

Research shows that good client-therapist rapport is the best predictor of a positive outcome within therapy. What does this mean? For therapy to be effective, there needs to be a strong bond between you and the therapist that encompasses care, trust, empathy, and mutual respect. There must be space to unload all of your concerns in a non-judgmental environment. Additionally, there must be opportunity to collaborate on mutually-derived goals of therapy, and tasks of treatment.

 

A good match between you and your therapist will help you better connect with, remain in, and benefit the most from, therapy. To achieve this, you can first consider some factors that are important to you - what mental health challenge are you looking to address? Are you looking for individual or couple support? Take a look at the therapist's biography, areas of expertise, credentials, and therapeutic approach. Does the information resonate with you?

 

Some helpful questions to ask during a free consultation might include:

Therapist-related questions:

  1. What is your treatment approach? (CBT, DBT, EFT etc.)

  2. What are your areas of focus?

  3. How much experience do you have working with people who are attempting to manage [the issue you’d like to address, and work on]?

  4. What can I expect from working with you, based on what I’ve shared with you?

Administrative-related questions:

  1. How will my information remain confidential?

  2. What rate do you charge?

  3. What is your availability?

  4. Do you offer in-person or online sessions?

  5. What is your cancellation policy?

Finding the right therapist for you, is an important step in your personal development and healing journey. 

 

If you have any other questions, please reach out to montana@poweryourthoughts.ca

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