Child, teen and family therapy, in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge area, can expect to pay anywhere from $80-$240 dollars per counseling hour (50 minutes in length). Bloom rates vary depending on the length of the session as well as the experience and expertise of the clinician you are seeing. However, they are consistent with community norms, ranging from $150 to $200 per counselling hour.
ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY MY HEALTH BENEFITS?
The majority of the services at Bloom Child & Family Therapy are covered by your workplace benefits package or health insurance. It is important to check with your health insurance provider to find out what kinds of service your plan covers, as every plan is different for each individual and family.
At your session, we will provide you with an insurance-friendly receipt that includes all the information about your practitioner, their registration number, the service provided, and the amount paid. This receipt can be submitted to your insurance company by you for re-imbursement. If you do not have health insurance coverage, the receipts are useful for income taxes.
ARE YOUR SERVICES TAX-DEDUCTABLE?
Since September 26, 2012 counselling services provided by a Registered Social Worker (RSW) can be claimed as a medical expense when filing your income tax return. In other words, Registered Social Workers are now authorized “medical practitioners” for the purposes of claiming medical expenses.
DO YOU HAVE REDUCED FEE SERVICES?
We do not currently employ a sliding scale fee structure. However, Bloom Child & Family Therapy may offer services at a reduced rate, at the individual counsellor’s discretion. Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis and vary based on the experience of the clinician. Please contact us directly for more information.
WHAT ARE YOUR PAYMENT OPTIONS?
Cash, cheque, debit and all major credit cards accepted for payment.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
In order to avoid clients being charged for missed appointments, we require 48 hours’ notice to cancel or reschedule appointments. With adequate notice, Bloom will be able to accommodate your desired change and offer the time slot to another client.
Therapists and other self-employed professionals are only paid per session, so a cancellation without enough time to fill that spot means they lose a significant portion of their income for the day.
We understand that emergencies and extenuating circumstances happen. If a crisis arises in your life, we will waive the fee. We appreciate you contacting us as soon as possible if there is a change in regard to your appointment.