Fees & Payment

Fees

I offer a free telephone 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 contact me for more information about my fees. I have a limited number of sliding scale spaces available to clients who do not have extended health benefits coverage by their employer and who would not otherwise be able to afford therapy. If you are in need of low-cost therapy  for your child or family, you may locate a Children’s Mental Health Ontario counselling centre in your area here.

Cancellations and missed sessions

I require 48 business-hours notice for cancellations, in order to offer your spot to another client. If you do not provide me with 48 business-hours notice, you will be billed at the full rate.

Payments

Payment is due at the end of each session by cash or cheque. If you prefer, you may also pay prior to the session through email money transfer (known as Interac e-transfers), available through online banking with your financial institution. I also accept payment through Paypal, which allows you to pay by credit card.

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 some 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.

T: 647-204-2047

E: lindsayelinMSW@gmail.com

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