Common Questions

Have a question you’d like to ask?  Check out the answers to the FAQs below, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you are looking for information we haven't covered here.

 

How long does each therapy session take?

Individual sessions are 50 minutes long. Sometimes, sessions may need to be shorter for young children or longer for families. In keeping with The Help Hub's philosophy, your plan will be customized based on your unique needs.

What if I need to cancel my appointment?

The Help Hub requires 48 hours notice for cancellations. If you do not provide 48 hours notice, the full fee for that session will be charged and must be paid before a new session can be scheduled.

How long will I/we need therapy for?

Every individual, family and situation is different, but we aim to meet your needs as efficiently as we can. My goal is to help you gain the tools you need to move forward without our support.

How old does my child need to be to participate in therapy?

The Help Hub provides serivces to children as young as five years of age. I use age appropriate, play-based approaches when working with our youngest clients. Please note that in my experience therapy with children is most effective when their primary caregivers are actively engaged in the process.

My partner and I are separated/divorced. Do we both have to agree to our child receiving therapy services?

It depends on the parenting agreement you have in place or the decision making authority granted by the courts. If you are both responsible for making decisions for your child, both parents are required to consent to service. 
If you are currently engaged in a dispute regarding parenting arrangements, you will be asked to sign a separate document agreeing that you will not attempt to involve your clinician in legal proceedings. This is required because this type of involvement can substantially damage the therapeutic relationship and result in poorer outcomes. 

How much does a session cost?

All services are offered at an hourly rate of $150 per 50 minute session. Should you or your family need customized services other than those listed, fees will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

Are your services covered by OHIP?

Unfortunately, services are not covered by OHIP. The Help Hub's services are covered by various benefit plans, however.

Do you offer sliding scale rates?

Yes. One of the core beliefs of The Help Hub is that every family should be able to access the support they need. If you are unable to afford the full cost of sessions, please reach out and we can talk about options.

How do I know if your services are covered by my benefit plan?

Please contact your benefits provider and ask about coverage for services provided by a Registered Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work (MSW). Sometimes these services are grouped under psychotherapy or with related disciplines like psychology services. 
Should you have coverage, please note we do not offer direct billing so you will be asked to pay for services and submit your receipt to your benefits provider directly.

Do you see clients in person or virtually?

Services are offered both in person and virtually.