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Psychotherapy and Psycho-educational assessment/ Consultation services are regulated in the province of Ontario, Canada. It is crucial that you reside in Ontario to be able to access Bernadette's and Carolyn's services.
Psychotherapy and Psycho-educational assessments/ Consultations are not covered under OHIP, and it is best you contact your extended health provider (EHP) to know what mental health coverage you have under your policy. You may engage in psychotherapy or have a psycho-educational assessment done even if you do not have an EHP. As the client, you are in charge of coming to your appointments and paying for your sessions. Payment is collected at the end of each session, and an official receipt will be provided.
Psychotherapy sessions are typically scheduled face-to-face, but online/video sessions may be arranged in subsequent meetings, provided that privacy is ensured at the client's locations. Depending on the service you require, Bernadette's consultation fee ranges from $140 - $170 for each therapy hour.
Individual therapy sessions are scheduled for 50 minutes/ therapy hour.
Group therapy sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes/ 1.5 therapy hours.
The remaining 10 minutes is typically reserved to summarize the session and to write down therapy notes.
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Psycho-educational assessment/testing sessions are scheduled face-to-face. This service can be provided at the Kitchener office or Carolyn's home office in Brantford.
Carolyn's fee is $150 for each consultation or therapy hour.
A psycho-educational assessment begins at $2000 (includes Intake session, testing sessions, feedback session and psycho-educational assessment report). Depending on the kind of testing needed, it may take about 2 - 4 testing sessions (either three 2-hour sessions or two 3-hour sessions). Your examiner will discuss the appropriate testing schedule. At the end of your assessment, you will be provided with a comprehensive psycho-educational assessment report providing detailed results of the testing and recommendations necessary for the client's well-being and educational needs.
Bernadette can only offer this additional service to clients who have started psychotherapy with her and only if it was recommended by either a family physician or a psychotherapist.
Please note that the psychiatrist's fees are covered by OHIP. However, the cost of my time required to facilitate the psychiatric consultation will be billed to you as the client. It is important to make sure that my services are covered by your EHP or it can be deducted as a medical expense on your income tax return.
The fee for a collaborative psychiatric consultation is $675. This consultation process takes about 4.5 hours and includes the following:
Initial interview with the psychotherapist - 1 hour
Consultation coordination through OTN and PMVC and report preparations - 1.5 hours
Psychiatric consultation - 1.5 hours
Follow up consultation and coordination with your family physician - 0.5 hour
*It is important that you arrive at least 20 - 30 minutes before the scheduled initial interview/ intake session so you can fill out the forms and I do not have to bill you for filling out the forms with me in the session.
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