A Physician Referral is not necessary to see a Psychologist. Contact the practice directly at 705.998.0575 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your doctor would like, they are welcomed to send at referral letter via fax at 1705.998.0575.
The fee for therapy is based on guideline recommendations outlined by the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA). While psychological services are not covered by OHIP, they are often covered by your private insurance plan, work benefits package or employee assistance plan. Dr. Guthrie is a Registered Clinical Psychologist so most extended insurance plans will reimburse all or part of the fees. Any fee that is not reimbursed may be claimed as a medical expense on your tax returns.
Please consult your plan for details. The rate will be discussed with you prior to your first appointment.
Payment for each session is due at the end of the session and can be made by cash, cheque, debit or Interac e-Transfer. A receipt for services will be provided.
Cancellation for an appointment must be made 24 hours prior to the time of that appointment. The policy is to charge a full regular fee for missed appointments or cancellations made with less than 24 hours. As a courtesy to other clients needing an appointment, it is appreciated if you would inform the practice as soon as possible.
If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, you may leave a message at 705.998.0575 anytime (even after hours).
A therapy session is 50 minutes in duration, commonly called the “therapy hour.” The remaining 10 minutes are used to complete payment, schedule the next appointment and complete sessions notes.
If you decide to book an appointment, there is no commitment for ongoing therapy. The frequency of sessions will depend on your particular needs and is a collaborative decision. Sessions typically occur on a weekly basis. If you are in distress you can be seen more frequently (as needed). Alternatively, if things are going well or if finances are an issue, you can be seen less often (i.e., every two weeks or once a month).