I offer a brief, free telephone or video consultation in order to answer your questions and determine whether your needs fall within my scope of practice and expertise. I charge an hourly rate – please be in touch for more information. I have a limited number of sliding scale spaces available to clients who face significant financial barriers. If you are in need of low-cost therapy, please see my “Walk-in Counselling Options” page for more information.
Cancellations and missed sessions
I require 2 business days notice for cancellations, in order to offer your spot to another client. If you do not provide me with 2 business days notice, and I cannot find someone to fill your spot, you will be billed at the full rate.
Payment is due by the end of each session by etransfer. Whenever possible, please send etransfers in advance.
I will issue you a receipt for each session, which can be used for insurance and income tax purposes.
Insurance coverage and income tax deductions
Services provided by Registered Social Workers (RSWs) are not covered by Ontario Health Insurance (OHIP) but are covered by most insurance companies. If you have extended health benefits through your employer, contact your insurance company or human resources representative to inquire whether counselling services provided by a social worker (MSW) are covered in your plan.
Counselling services provided by Registered Social Workers (RSWs) can be claimed as a medical expense tax deduction when you file your income tax return. You can get more information about eligible medical expenses by clicking here.
I would be honoured to support you and/or your family through life’s challenges and transitions. Please do not hesitate to contact me for a free telephone consultation to discuss how I can be of support to you.
Lindsay Elin (she/her)