Fees are set in accordance with the recommended fee range for social workers in private practice established by the Ontario Association of Social Workers http://www.oasw.org/. The clinical services provided by a social worker are HST exempt. Payments for sessions are due at the end of each session and can be paid by MasterCard, Visa, debit, cash, cheque or email money transfer. Receipts are issued upon payment. Requests for letters/reports will be charged at my usual hourly rate for completion.
Private social work counselling services are not covered by OHIP. However, there are extended health care companies who offer full or partial coverage for mental health services when provided by a Registered Social Worker. Clients are encouraged to contact their insurance providers in order to determine coverage prior to our first meeting. For those who qualify, I am an approved First Nation & Inuit Health Benefit Mental Health Counselling Service Provider and can accept NIHB and IRS clients.
If you are unable to make your session for any reason, please provide as much notice as possible. Missed sessions within 24 hours notice will be charged to the client.
- Limits to Confidentiality -
All sessions are private and confidential. All information collected in session or through written documents are held in the strictest confidence and is not released without written authorization from you, the client.
There are certain situations, however, where I am required by law to release information. They are as follows:
If there is any indication that a child is at risk from sexual, physical, emotional abuse and/or neglect.
If there is danger of the client seriously hurting themselves or others.
In the case where a client has been abused by a healthcare professional.
When documents and reports are subpoenaed by the court.
Visit Me At...
Thunder Bay Medical Centre 63 Algoma St N, Suite 170 Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4Z7