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Frequently Asked Questions:

How much does therapy cost?

The fee for an individual 50-minute session is $180 (tax included) and the fee for a couple 50-minute session is $200 (tax included). Our therapist-interns offer a sliding scale based on financial need ($80-$120). Longer sessions are also available at prorated fees. We accept payment through credit cards, e-transfer and PayPal. When contemplating service costs, it might be helpful to ask yourself what it might cost not to take the next step in caring for your mental health and close relationships. If you were having a problem with your car, you could try to fix it on your own, but it would cost you in precious time, emotional energy and unnecessary frustration. The same principle applies to your mental, emotional, and relational health.

How long does therapy take?

The short answer is that it really depends! When dealing with complex, long-lasting issues, treatment may take longer. When the issue you have been working on has been resolved, and you no longer need therapy then treatment can end there or you can continue with supportive counseling as needed. You can think about going to therapy like going to the gym, except instead of building physical muscles, you are building mental muscles that will help you to become stronger, healthier and more flexible. We may need to work on motivation, and exploring and finding your "why" before we get momentum going. You may be asking, does that mean I have to go to keep going to the "mental gym" (i.e., therapy) for the rest of my life to keep up results? Absolutely not! We do not want you to stay in therapy forever. We will work together on supplying the right tools, perspectives and mindsets that you will then apply in every day life and practice, making this habit. And if things get tough again, and you need new strategies to adapt to your life circumstances, you can always come back. You are also more than welcome to access therapy as a way of maintaining your mental health with ongoing, but perhaps less frequent sessions. 

Do you accept insurance?

We are proud to offer direct billing through the insurance companies below for services with our Registered Psychotherapists (Kat, Ivana, Ainur, Brooke & Kesla).

 

We are currently not able to offer direct billing for services with our Registered Psychotherapists (Qualifying) or psychotherapy-interns supervised by Registered Psychotherapists (Laila, Renata, Evgenia & Da In) and you will need to pay out of pocket. However, these services are usually covered by most insurance companies so if covered, you can submit your claim to your insurance company following your sessions. Prior to booking an intake call or first session, we advise you to check with your insurance provider about your coverage. Many insurance companies are happy to take your call during business hours and will provide you with specific information about your coverage in a timely fashion.

Direct billing (for services with Kat, Ivana, Ainur, Brooke & Kesla) are offered through the following insurance companies:

Alberta Blue Cross

Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)

Beneva Inc.

CINUP

Canada Life

Canadian Construction Workers Union

Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance 

ClaimSecure

Coughlin & Associated Ltd.

Cowan

D.A. Townley

Desjardins

Equitable Life of Canada

First Canadian

GMS Carrier 49

GMS Carrier 50

GroupHEALTH

GroupSource

Industrial Alliance

Johnson Inc.

Johnston Group Inc.

LiUNA Local 183

LiUNA Local 506

Manion

Manulife Financial

Maximum Benefit

People Corporation

RWAM Insurance Administrators 

TELUS AdjudiCare

UV Insurance

Union Benefits

What is the difference between a Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), and psychotherapy-intern?

Registered Psychotherapists in Ontario complete an educational or training program accredited by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) or an equivalent from another country, which often requires completing several hundred hours of direct client experience, over 100 hours of clinical supervision, and successfully passing the registration exam.

Registered Psychotherapists (Qualifying) are permitted to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy, within their area of competence. They are subject to the
same set of standards and professional obligations that apply to Registered Psychotherapists. They are duly registered with CRPO and are required to practise with clinical supervision. They have met key entry-to-practice competency requirements through recognized or substantially equivalent psychotherapy education. Some are nearing completion of their psychotherapy education program, while others have graduated.

Psychotherapy-interns are in the process of completing their Master's level education, and are closely supervised by Registered Psychotherapists. Often, at the time they enter into a clinical practicum, they are already Registered Psychotherapists (Qualifying). 

Do you offer online sessions?

We offer sessions in-person, and remotely (by teleconferencing and telephone).

 

If you have any other questions, feel free to email us at info@katkovatherapy.com anytime! If you are ready to book your intake call now, please fill out a contact form on our home page and we will be in touch with you shortly!

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