If schizophrenia or brain
damage is suspected, you may need a diagnosis from a psychiatrist.
If your condition is complicated and requires medication your family
doctor may refer you to a psychiatrist. You will need a referral to
see a psychiatrist and his fee is generally covered by OHIP. Only a
few psychiatrists do psychotherapy.
Are your services covered by OHIP or by my health benefits?
Counselling or Psychotherapy
is not covered by OHIP. Many Extended Health Plans insures
Psychologist or Professional Counselling Services.
Why do some people stay in therapy for a long time while others need less time?
When a person has a specific
issue or problem or needs help to refocus, therapy can take 6
sessions or less. Others with long standing problems such as
childhood traumas, phobias and chronic depression will need more
sessions. A few people stay in therapy to facilitate life change,
cope with challenging roles or enhance their personal growth. In
this case therapy makes a subtle change to life coaching.
What happens in a counselling appointment?
Your first appointment is an opportunity to meet
your counsellor, discuss credentials and confidentiality. In this
first appointment the counsellor asks you questions about your past
and present situation and may need you to fill out a questionnaire.
After you tell your story and identify what you need, the
counsellor, with your input, sets goals and outlines how these goals
will be met. Subsequent appointments will focus on meeting your
goals and reviewing your progress.
What are your fees and cancellation policy?
Sessions are 50 minutes in length and are
$150.00 per session. Reta is registered with and supervised
by Dr Dan Dalton. When providing receipts for your Extended Health
Insurance Plan, current fees for Dr Dalton's practise will apply.