What to Expect
In the first few sessions, I will take you through a comprehensive assessment and then we will set goals together for your treatment. Subsequent sessions will be used to work towards achieving your goals.
Single Session Consultation
Single session consultation allows you to be seen sooner as there is generally no wait-list for this service. This service can help you bridge the gap between waiting for services and finding answers to some of your more immediate concerns. Single session consultation takes 1.5hrs in total.
This consultation is aimed at helping you clarify your situation, learn more about resources available to you and gain strategies necessary to address your concerns.
A fee of $175.00 is required.
Cash, cheques (made payable to ‘Melissa Cutler’) and Interac e-transfer payments are due at the end of each session.
Receipt & Statements
An email or paper receipt can be provided for all payments upon request, the category of “psychotherapy” or “counselling” will be applied to your sessions on the receipt.
Each session is approximately 50 minutes in length. The remaining 10 minutes is for report writing and other administrative costs involved in your treatment, billing, letters and documentation. Session summary notes are documented and are legally required to be kept by the office as part of your health care record.
On occasion you may want to meet for a longer session (i.e., 75 mins), I will do my best to accommodate this (and adjust the fee accordingly).
- $130.00 per 50-minute session for individual therapy
- $180.00 per 50-minute session for couple therapy
- $175.00 per 50-minute single session consultation
Please contact our office directly for group therapy rates.
Professional fees are set in accordance with the recommended fee range for social works in private practice established by the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
Services are HST exempt under Revenue Canada legislation.
Appointments & Cancellation
All cancellations need to be made at least 24 hours in advance or you will be charged for the full session. As well, if you arrive late to your session, we will still need to end at the allotted time due to room restrictions and you will be charged for the full session.
Many private insurance companies cover the cost of services with social workers so please check with your individual provider.
Social work receipts can now be claimed under medical expenses for tax purposes.
Additional insurance coverage for Social Work, therapy and counselling services, if you have sustained injuries from:
- a motor vehicle accident (Automobile Insurance Policy)
- a victim of a crime (Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund)
- a workplace incident (WSIB Work Place Safety and Insurance Board)
If you are in a crisis or experience an emergency situation and require immediate help, please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.
We accept two reduced fee client spots annually. Both spots are currently filled; however please inquire about future availability to be put on the wait list.