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First Session

The first session is primarily focused on defining your goals for therapy, as well as intake - a snapshot of your past experiences that have helped to shape the person you are today. This session is also an opportunity for the client to decide if Claudine is the right fit for their therapeutic needs, and whether to move forward with potential future sessions.


Individual First Session:

Sliding Scale Cost:

1 - 1.5 hours

$150.00 (tax included)

$100.00- $150.00 (tax included)

Regular Scheduled Session

To maximize progress, attain and support the client's therapy goals, regularly scheduled sessions are recommended to recur in consecutive weeks. Scheduled sessions are also tailored to meet the specific treatment needs of the client. Recommended session frequency will be agreed upon between the therapist and the client. Session frequency may involve meeting only once or twice a month for a maintenance session. 

*Please note there is occasionally a small friendly dog in the office. Please advise if you have any allergies.


Individual Therapy Cost:

Limited Funds?

1 hour

$150.00 (tax included)

If your funds are limited, Claudine Simone Therapy will help with other therapy options for you. Contact Claudine Simone Therapy for further details. Sliding scale based on employment. 

Sliding Scale Cost:

$100.00- $150.00 (tax included)

Method Of Payment

Cash and email transfer is the preferred method of payment. The client will be provided with a receipt upon payment. Full payment is due at the end of the scheduled session. In the event that the payment is not made when due, payment will be required prior to scheduling subsequent appointments.

Email Transfer Payment:   If payment is made through email transfer, please send the full amount owed for your scheduled session one hour before it begins to ensure the funds are present by the end of the scheduled session. 

Cancellation & Missed Sessions

Cancellation of a scheduled session requires 24 hours notice via email or phone. The only exceptions are due to a medical emergency or a severe weather event. If a client is not present for their scheduled appointment, a partial amount of the session must be paid in full before rescheduling further appointments.

Confidentiality:   Full client confidentiality is strictly practiced and is an aspect of the code of ethics.

Insurance Coverage

Registered Psychotherapist fees are not covered by OHIP. However, the fees may be completely or partially covered by your extended medical plan or possibly as a deductible as a medical expense on income taxes. 

Psychotherapy/counseling services or a Psychologist may be covered under your company or workplace’s extended health benefits. If you are planning to use insurance or third-party coverage, you are required to cover the full fee, regardless of the amount reimbursed to you. Claudine Simone Therapy will provide receipts for you to submit for reimbursement. You are also responsible for the full payment of services should your insurance coverage or third-party provider stop the funding. 

If you’re not covered, please contact the Registered Psychotherapist Insurance Committee. Please visit the link below for more information on how you can receive coverage. The Registered Psychotherapist Insurance Committee is a group of Registered Psychotherapists addressing the inclusion of Psychotherapy into the mental health benefits from third-party payers.