Frequently Asked

"We may not be responsible for the world that created our minds, but we can take responsibility for the mind with which we create our world"

– GABOR MATÉ

a little q & a

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

The general aim of most psychotherapies, regardless of orientation, is to help you resolve personal problems that are causing you distress in your life. The therapist’s role is to listen attentively and empathically, try to understand your problem and the context around it, as well as engage in effective techniques to help resolve your problem. Your role is to actively engage in discussing your thoughts, feelings, dreams, behaviors, and relationship issues to help your therapist understand your personal situation, and to be committed to personal change.

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

Your consistent attendance to all scheduled appointments is essential to the success of the therapy. Your willingness and very active effort to discuss your personal problems openly and honestly will serve an important role in the progress you make.

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

Sessions are usually 50 minutes in length. Longer sessions are possible depending on your needs and therapist availability. For example, clinician and client may agree to meet for 80 minutes at a time.

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

Therapy outcome depends on many factors, such as your readiness and willingness to engage in the process of self-exploration and personal change, previous history of the problem(s) you are dealing with, previous history of trauma(s), etc. Research generally suggests that many people who seek psychotherapy begin to feel that they are moving toward their goals by 4th or 6th session. However, lasting change often takes perseverance and time. 

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

The frequency of your appointments will be determined during the first few therapy sessions, and will vary depending upon your specific needs. Usually, after six to eight sessions, you and your therapist will discuss your progress. Treatment goals will be reviewed periodically and may be revised when necessary. Remember that you retain complete control of the therapy process. You have the right at any time to discontinue treatment whether or not your therapist agrees with your decision. Termination, however, should always be discussed with your therapist before you decide to discontinue therapy. Because every therapy experience is unique, the outcomes vary from person to person.

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

No, you can contact us directly to seek services with us. If you are using insurance coverage, you will want to check with your insurance company as some plans require a physician’s referral. 

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

Payments
are typically made via an e-transfers sent to Info@IvanovaPsychology.com.
Payments can also be made by personal cheque (made to Ivanova Psychology Prof. Corp.) or cash.

If these methods do not work for you, please speak to your therapist about alternative options.

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

To become a Psychologist in Ontario, applicants must show that have completed a doctoral degree in psychology and must also demonstrate that they have provided a minimum number of hours of psychological service. For Clinical or Counselling Psychology specialization, applicants have to complete several practicum placements and one year of full-time internship in which they offered clinical services in an accredited program at a hospital or clinic. The College of Psychologists reviews the application and, if all the necessary conditions have been met, offers a certificate for supervised practice. Thus, it is typical for therapists to have accumulated at least 5 years of clinical experience prior to receiving the certificate for supervised practice.

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

The certificate of supervised practice stipulates that the applicant must work under the supervision of two Psychologists. While doing so, the applicant accumulates a required number of hours of service provision and writes two comprehensive exams to ensure a broad and thorough understanding of the field of psychology and the laws, ethics and standards of care for the profession. When all of this is completed, the College of Psychologists invites the applicant to an oral exam in which the applicant is interviewed by a panel of Psychologists. If successful, the applicant then becomes fully registered with the College and need no longer use the term supervised practice. This process is similar to the articling year of work and examinations to become a lawyer, or the licensing requirements required for specialty training in medicine.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

Your appointment time is reserved just for you. A late cancellation or missed visit leaves a hole in the clinician’s day that could have been filled by another patient. As such, we require 24 hours notice for any cancellations or changes to your appointment.  You can cancel your appointment at least 24 hours before the time of the appointment either by calling your clinician directly, emailing them, or cancelling online through Jane App. Cancellation notices for Monday (or Tuesday in case of a holiday) appointments are to be completed by FRIDAY.
The full fee will be charged for late cancellations or missed appointments.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

You will receive an email confirming the details of your appointment. You will also receive two links: one to register with Jane App (our online practice management software) and another to fill out intake questionnaires. Filling out these forms beforehand will provide your therapist with important information and save time during your first session. Being as honest and open with your therapist as you can be is helpful in establishing a strong working relationship and working toward your goals. 

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

When you first meet your therapist, they will review the forms you filled out online and all the information on the consent form. We want to make sure that you know what you are agreeing to and give you a chance to ask questions.
Next, your therapist will ask you about what brought you to therapy and you will be able to discuss the difficulties you have been having as well as your goals for therapy. If you and the therapist agree that another meeting would be helpful, you will discuss the goals more in depth and frequency of meetings. You will have a chance to get a sense and discuss whether you may be a good fit with the therapist. 

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

While the subsequent sessions will vary depending on your therapist, in general, you will talk more in depth about your early experiences, relationship patterns, and work/educational background, your health, and any other significant experiences you may have had. This information is important to understand you as a whole person
After 2-3 sessions, your work will focus on how to use that information to help you make the changes you want in the present. This may involve practical strategies and exercises between sessions. 

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

Psychological service rates follow the fee structure proposed by the Ontario Psychological Association.
Our fees for psychologists are typically $240 per 50 minute session. Our fees for psychologists in supervised practice are typically $225 per 50 min session.
Our fees for psychotherapists are typically $185 per 50 minute session.

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

Psychological services with a registered Psychologist are typically covered by health insurance plans. Many plans are also providing coverage for Registered Psychotherapists.As plans vary in coverage and referral requirements, it is best to speak to your insurance provider about the details of your plan prior to your first visit. Psychological service fees are tax deductible.

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

Fees are due at the end of each session. If we do not receive a payment by the end of the day of your session, then you will receive a reminder from our clinic. 
E-transfers are to be submitted prior to or at the end of each session. Your receipt will be issued once the payment is received. 
If these methods do not work for you, please speak to your therapist about alternative options.

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

If you are actively suicidal, go to the closest hospital emergency room or call 911

If you are in crisis but not in imminent danger, you can contact the following:

The Mental Health Crisis Line Within Ottawa:
613-722-6914

Outside Ottawa: 1-866-996-0991

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

How Does Therapy Work?

How do I make the most out of my treatment?

How do I prepare for my first session?

How long is a session?

What should I expect from the first session?

When will I start to feel better?

What happens after my first session?

How long will therapy last?

When should I arrive for my appointment?

DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO BE SEEN?

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR SERVICE?

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT TO YOU ACCEPT?

ARE YOUR SERVICES COVERED BY INSURANCE PLANS?

When do I pay for services?

What does it mean to see a psychologist in supervised practice?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

a little q & a

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Your appointment time is reserved just for you. A late cancellation or missed visit leaves a hole in the clinician’s day that could have been filled by another patient. As such, we require 24 hours notice for any cancellations or changes to your appointment. 
You can cancel your appointment at least 24 hours before the time of the appointment either by calling your clinician directly, emailing them, or cancelling online through Jane App. Cancellation notices for Monday (or Tuesday in case of a holiday) appointments are to be completed by FRIDAY.
The full fee will be charged for late cancellations or missed appointments

The general aim of most psychotherapies, regardless of orientation, is to help you resolve personal problems that are causing you distress in your life. The therapist’s role is to listen attentively and empathically, try to understand your problem and the context around it, as well as engage in effective techniques to help resolve your problem. Your role is to actively engage in discussing your thoughts, feelings, dreams, behaviors, and relationship issues to help your therapist understand your personal situation, and to be committed to personal change.

Your consistent attendance to all scheduled appointments is essential to the success of the therapy. Your willingness and very active effort to discuss your personal problems openly and honestly will serve an important role in the progress you make. 

You will receive an email confirming the details of your appointment. You will also receive two links: one to register with Jane App (our online practice management software) and another to fill out intake questionnaires. Filling out these forms beforehand will provide your therapist with important information and save time during your first session.

Sessions are usually 50 minutes in length. Longer sessions are possible depending on your needs and therapist availability. For example, clinician and client may agree to meet for 80 minutes at a time. 

When you first meet your therapist, they will review the forms you filled out online and all the information on the consent form. We want to make sure that you know what you are agreeing to and give you a chance to ask questions.
Next, your therapist will ask you about what brought you to therapy and you will be able to discuss the difficulties you have been having as well as your goals for therapy. If you and the therapist agree that another meeting would be helpful, you will discuss the goals more in depth and frequency of meetings. You will have a chance to get a sense and discuss whether you may be a good fit with the therapist. 

While the subsequent sessions will vary depending on your therapist, in general, you will talk more in depth about your early experiences, relationship patterns, and work/educational background, your health, and any other significant
experiences you may have had. This information is important to understand you as a whole person.

After 2-3 sessions, your work will focus on how to use that information to help you make the changes you want in the present. This may involve practical strategies and exercises between sessions. 

Therapy outcome depends on many factors, such as your readiness and willingness to engage in the process of self-exploration and personal change, previous history of the problem(s) you are dealing with, previous history of trauma(s), etc. Research generally suggests that many people who seek psychotherapy begin to feel that they are moving toward their goals by 4th or 6th session. However, lasting change often takes perseverance and time. 

The frequency of your appointments will be determined during the first few therapy sessions, and will vary depending upon your specific needs. Usually, after six to eight sessions, you and your therapist will discuss your progress. Treatment goals will be reviewed periodically and may be revised when necessary. Remember that you retain complete control of the therapy process. You have the right at any time to discontinue treatment whether or not your therapist agrees with your decision. Termination, however, should always be discussed with your therapist before you decide to discontinue therapy. Because every therapy experience is unique, the outcomes vary from person to person.

Whenever possible, arrive a few minutes prior to your appointment time. This will help you unwind and give you some extra time to identify what you would like to work on in session.

No, you can contact us directly to seek services with us. If you are using insurance coverage, you will want to check with your insurance company as some plans require a physician’s referral. 

Psychological service rates follow the fee structure proposed by the Ontario Psychological Association.
Our fees for psychologists are typically $240 per 50 min session.
Our fees for psychologists in supervised practice are typically $225 per 50 min session.
Our fees for psychotherapists are typically $185 per 50 min session.

Payments are typically made via an e-transfer sent to Info@IvanovaPsychology.com.
Payments can also be made by personal cheque (made to Ivanova Psychology Prof. Corp.) or cash.

If these methods do not work for you, please speak to your therapist about alternative options.

Psychological services with a registered Psychologist are typically covered by health insurance plans. Most insurance companies also accept services provided by a Psychologist in Supervised Practice, whose work is being supervised by a Registered Psychologist.
Many plans are also providing coverage for Registered Psychotherapists.

As plans vary in coverage and referral requirements, it is best to speak to your insurance provider about the details of your plan prior to your first visit. Psychological service fees are tax deductible.

Fees are due at the end of each session. If we do not receive a payment by the end of the day of your session, then you will receive a reminder from our clinic. 
E-transfers are to be submitted prior to or at the end of each session. Your receipt will be issued once the payment is received. 

To become a Psychologist in Ontario, applicants must show that have completed a doctoral degree in psychology and must also demonstrate that they have provided a minimum number of hours of psychological service. For Clinical or Counselling Psychology specialization, applicants have to complete several practicum placements and one year of full-time internship in which they offered clinical services in an accredited program at a hospital or clinic. The College of Psychologists reviews the application and, if all the necessary conditions have been met, offers a certificate for supervised practice. Thus, it is typical for therapists to have accumulated at least 5 years of clinical experience prior to receiving the certificate for supervised practice.
The certificate of supervised practice stipulates that the applicant must work under the supervision of two Psychologists. While doing so, the applicant accumulates a required number of hours of service provision and writes two comprehensive exams to ensure a broad and thorough understanding of the field of psychology and the laws, ethics and standards of care for the profession. When all of this is completed, the College of Psychologists invites the applicant to an oral exam in which the applicant is interviewed by a panel of Psychologists. If successful, the applicant then becomes fully registered with the College and need no longer use the term supervised practice. This process is similar to the articling year of work and examinations to become a lawyer, or the licensing requirements required for specialty training in medicine.

If you are actively suicidal, go to the closest hospital emergency room or call 911. If you are in crisis but not in imminent danger, you can contact the following:  

The Mental Health Crisis Line Within Ottawa: 613-722-6914
Outside Ottawa: 1-866-996-0991

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