You can expect an initial 50-minute psychological assessment. This session will include obtaining information about the presenting problem, a psychosocial history, and may also include the completion of assessment measures. You will be provided with feedback from the assessment and recommendations will be made. Should you be interested in pursuing psychological services at the initial appointment, therapeutic goals will be set with Dr. Marchand at the outset of therapy. Dr. Marchand uses an integrated approach and tailors psychotherapy to the needs of the patient. She draws from empirically-supported treatment modalities including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
How long should psychotherapy last?
An hour of individual treatment includes 50 minutes of face-to-face contact and 10 minutes for Dr. Marchand to document activities. The number of sessions required can vary, depending upon your needs and goals.
Psychologists are not covered by OHIP. Many people have partial or total insurance coverage through their employment benefits or other extended health plans. Some insurance companies may require a physician's referral. It is your responsibility to submit claims directly to the insurance company. Fees for psychological services are tax deductible in Canada.
Additional services such as telephone consultations, reports and completion of forms maybe billed at the hourly rate in effect for Dr. Marchand based on the time such additional work requires. Dr. Marchand will discuss these additional costs with you, should they be required.
As standard professional practice, cancellation of an appointment without a minimum of 24 hours notice may require full payment of fees.