Mindful Path Counselling

Rates & Policies

Therapy Rates

We offer a wide range of therapy services that vary in cost. Student interns offer reduced-fee counselling services to fit every budget and full-service providers offer a variety of fees depending on the provider select. Sessions may be available on a sliding scale. Make sure to discuss therapy fees during your consultation call. Please contact us if you have questions about our rates.

Individual Therapy

Licensed Therapist: $125-200+

Intern: 65+

Couples Therapy

Licensed Therapist: $150-225+

Intern: $85+

Post-Secondary Students

Licensed Therapist: $105+

Intern: $45+

Cancellation Policy

Please provide at least 24 hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment. You can modify your appointment by emailing us at info@mindfulpathcounselling.ca or by contacting your therapist directly. Late cancellations or missed appointments will result in a charge equivalent to 50% of the session fee.

When a cancellation occurs with less than twenty-four hours notice, this is considered a late cancellation and the provider will charge fifty (50%) percent of the appointment fee. This payment is due on the same day of the scheduled appointment. Once payment has been received an e-receipt will be sent to you via email and is also available to you on the client portal. Please note, most insurance companies/third-party direct will not cover the cost of a late cancellation, and this will be at your own expense.
When a session is not cancelled but you do not show up within fifteen minutes from the beginning of your appointment time this is considered a missed appointment. You will be responsible to pay fifty (50%) percent of the session fee. Again, this payment is due on the same day of the scheduled appointment. Once payment has been received an e-receipt will be sent to you via email, please note most insurance companies and third-party direct will not cover the cost of the session, this will be at your own expense.
Should an emergency arise that is less than twenty-four hours’ notice this will be considered an exception to the policy. Only in the case of a medical emergency, your provider will waive the above policy and you will not be charged for a missed or cancelled appointment. Please know communication must be made with the provider. (Select only one) In keeping consistent with the policies of Mindful Path Counselling, your provider will also provide at least twenty-four hours’ notice if they need to cancel or reschedule an appointment. Our providers are also not immune to emergencies, and they will do their absolute best to notify you as soon as possible should they need to cancel or reschedule at the last minute.

Insurance-Related Information

We have compiled other relevant information related to therapy below. If you still have questions, we welcome you to get in touch with us!

If you have private health insurance we recommend you contact your insurance provider before your first appointment. You can also check your extended plan to see if there is any mention of counselling being covered by an RSW (Registered Social Worker), by a professional who holds a Master of Social Work degree (MSW), or by a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) who holds a Master of Counselling Psychology degree (MACP).

Your insurance company might ask for verification that a social worker is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSSSW) and/or a psychotherapist is registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) which is information that can be located http://www.ocswssw.org/members/online-register/ or http://www.crpo.ca.

Direct billing can be done with BlueCross/Blueshield, Greenshield, Veterans Affairs, Jordan’s Principal, College of Massage Therapist (CMTO), VQRP+, and Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB). Should you have a different insurance provider you can submit your electronic receipt to your provider for reimbursement as long as your benefits approve RSW or RP.

If you have First Nations and/or Inuit status you, and your family members, may be covered for individual, family, and group counselling sessions.

Every twelve months, an eligible client(s) can receive up to twenty-two (22) hours of counselling performed by an approved provider, a Social Worker, or a Psychotherapist on a fee-for-service basis. Additional hours may be considered on a case-by-case basis in the same twelve (12) months may be provided.

If you don’t have coverage for therapy as a student or through your extended health care plan, you can submit your receipts as medical expenses. After paying for your session, a registered receipt will be emailed to you that will contain all the information required for such tax claims.

Please see the CRA website for more information.

FAQS & Other Resources

Speaking to a therapist rather than a friend offers several advantages. Therapists are trained professionals who bring extra benefits to the conversation, including expertise in mental health and effective therapeutic techniques. We offer objectivity and maintain strict confidentiality, ensuring that your personal information remains secure. It’s our job and passion to prioritize your well-being, and we focus on providing a welcoming space where you can express yourself openly without fear of judgment.

You can come to therapy anytime; you don’t need to wait until there’s a big issue. Sometimes it’s just nice to offload and share what’s going on in your life with a neutral person! If you are dealing with:

  • Not feeling like yourself
  • A change in your thoughts, patterns, emotions, and behaviours
  • Big life changes, events, or transitions
  • Challenges and/or suffering in your relationship(s)
  • A loss of interest in hobbies or things that you used to find joy in before

We will sit with you, listen, and offer guidance to help you sort through it.

We offer a free 15-minute consultation call with up to two providers so you have the opportunity to connect, ask questions, and determine if the provider you selected is a good fit based on your needs. Signs if it’s a good fit: you feel comfortable speaking openly with the provider, your sessions are productive, they provide you with constructive and helpful feedback, and you feel motivated to attend your therapy appointments.

For the first session you need to complete all intake paperwork. Sometimes it can be helpful to bring a pen and paper to your appointment to take notes, and be prepared to be asked a lot of questions, explore your thoughts, needs, and emotions. It can be helpful to write down specific topics or themes you wish to discuss in the appointment. Keep an open mind!

For phone appointments or virtual video appointments, make sure your phone, tablet, or laptop is in good working condition. Check that your camera and microphone are functioning properly. Install any necessary software or updates in advance. Choose a confidential and quiet space for the session and make sure your device is charged to prevent disruptions.

Clients have a right to privacy, and one of the perks of going to therapy is that what they share with their therapist stays with the therapist. This means that we do not share your personal information or details of our sessions with anyone else, and any documentation related to our work together is stored in a secure online platform.

However, as therapists, we do have certain limitations, with the following exceptions, we would not be able to ensure confidentiality:

  • If you present a risk of physical harm to yourself or others, we are obligated to notify the appropriate parties.
  • If there is a suspected case of child neglect or abuse, we have a duty to report to Family and Children’s Services.
  • If clinical records are subpoenaed through a court order.
  • If a presenting issue is beyond our scope of practice, we may seek clinical supervision/consultation. However, in this instance, your personal information would remain anonymous as we would continue to ensure your privacy.
  • To report misconduct of a professional within our own governing body.

**Please note that in all instances, we will do our very best to have a conversation with you about our concerns before any action is taken.

It is sad sometimes but counselling does come to an end. While your file may be closed because you have met your counselling goals and have determined that you no longer require services, there are other reasons for file closure, as well.

Outstanding Payment
If we have not received payment for a session, we may close a client’s file and discontinue services. This file can be reopened and services can continue upon receipt of payment.

Lack of Contact
As we often have a waitlist, we want to ensure that clients are able to access services in a timely fashion. Therefore, if we have not heard from you in one (1) month, we will close your file. You are welcome to reconnect and request services again; however, we cannot guarantee availability and you may be placed on a waitlist.

Inconsistent Attendance
Counselling is a commitment to both yourself and your Social Worker/Psychotherapist. This means that consistency is important to achieving the goals that you are working towards. Therefore, if there are frequent cancellations or “no shows,” it may be an indicator that it is not the right time to pursue counselling.

Client Records
We will ensure that each client record is stored and preserved in a secure location for at least seven (7) years from the date of the last entry or, if the client was less than eighteen years of age at the date of the last entry, at least seven years from the day the client became or would have become eighteen. These regulations are in line with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and we are required by law to abide by them.

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