Fees

My current fee is $180 CDN for one hour in person (50 minutes face to face, 10 minutes for file review and documentation) (no added taxes).  My rate is also $180 for the same service provided virtually via Zoom videoconferencing. My fee will be prorated for other services beyond the therapy hour such as completion of letters and forms as requested.

Payment is due in full at the end of each session completed in person, and 48 hours in advance for telepsychology sessions. In person, I accept cash, cheques, Amex, Mastercard and Visa (but not debit), whereas you pay for telepsychology sessions via e-transfer, Amex, Mastercard, Visa or PayPal.  I provide you with a receipt for each payment.

Missed, Canceled and Rescheduled Appointments

With 48 hours notice, there is no fee. With less notice, barring circumstances beyond your control, you are responsible for the fee for your booked time slot.

Insurance and Receipts

My fees are not covered by OHIP, but many extended health care plans do reimburse employees (and their family members) for the services of a Registered Psychologist. Check your plan or Human Resources department for the details. I can also write my receipts in increments that your plan specifies (e.g., 30 minutes), and using the correct terminology (e.g., “treatment”, “counselling”, etc.). I am a registered provider with the Canadian Forces and Veterans Affairs.

Confidentiality

As a Registered Psychologist, my involvement with you is a completely confidential matter and will not be revealed to anyone (including family members, physicians, etc.) without your permission.  The content of our sessions is also totally confidential, with the following exceptions: your file is supoenaed, imminent plans to harm yourself or others, abuse/neglect of children or elderly/dependent adults, and misconduct of a health professional (e.g., inappropriate touch by a doctor or massage therapist). These exceptions require me to take steps as necessary for the protection of people. If you have any questions about confidentiality, please be sure to address them with me.

Contact

1956 Robertson Rd., Suite 202
Ottawa, Ontario K2H 5B9

(613) 252-3792

(613) 695-0902

drdebthompson@gmail.com