Frequently Asked Questions
What is Rapid Resolution Therapy®?
Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) is an innovative approach using hypnosis, humour, and experiential techniques. Created by Dr. Jon Connelly, RRT is a quick, painless, and lasting approach for therapy. To learn more please visit Rapid Resolution Therapy.
How does hypnosis work?
All hypnosis is self hypnosis. Hypnosis is often misunderstood and can be best understood by learning what it is not. It is not being “put under,” “asleep,” or “unconscious.” It is a relaxed state of mind in which you are alert and aware of what occurs. Have you ever jumped at a scary part of a movie? Or started to salivate when seeing a delicious food? You may not have consciously decided to jump or have your mouth water but were conscious of it occurring. Those would be considered hypnotic states of mind. Using hypnosis during sessions will help to further the transformation process and work with all facets of mind to get mind working to your best advantage.
Does OHIP/Extended Health Care benefits cover your services?
Unfortunately individual and family psychotherapy services are not covered under OHIP, which is why a doctor’s referral is not required to begin services.
Many Extended Health Care benefit plans offer coverage for therapy services, however may specify what type of provider you may receive services from. With the proclamation of the Psychotherapy Act 2007, Registered Psychotherapists (RP) are now acknowledged as qualified service providers by all insurance companies, however may not have yet been added to your benefits plan. Please contact your insurance company to inquire if RPs are an approved therapy provider.
If you are a member of a group benefits plan and RPs are not identified as a mental health service provider, please contact your Plan Administrator to request this be added to your benefits package.
For more information on what you can do to further support adding RPs to insurance providers, please visit http://rptherapybenefits.ca
Are your services eligible to be claimed as medical expenses on my tax return?
Yes, Registered Psychotherapists appear on the Government of Canada’s list of “Authorized medical practitioners for the purposes of the medical expense tax credit.” Please check with your tax advisor or accountant with further questions related to claiming this expense for non-reimbursed payments.
What’s the difference between a Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Social Worker, and Psychotherapist?
Psychiatrists have medical degrees and are doctors who specialize in mental health. They are able to assess and provide mental health diagnoses, prescribe and monitor medications for mental health, and provide psychotherapy services. Services with a psychiatrist are covered under OHIP.
Psychologists have masters and doctoral degrees in psychology and provide specialized testing and assessments to diagnose and treat mental health. They are unable to prescribe medications and some, not all, of their services are covered under OHIP.
Social Workers and Psychotherapists are similar and are both able to provide counselling and therapy services. The difference between the two is related to education and training. Social Workers are well versed in understanding systems and community factors within society and the impact this may have on an individual and their functioning, while Psychotherapists are well versed in understanding human development and applying counselling theories to address change. In Canada, neither Social Workers nor Psychotherapists can diagnose mental health concerns and are not covered under OHIP.
Regardless of which provider you choose, please ensure they are a licensed/registered provider.
What are your fees?
Sessions may range from 45 minutes to an hour and half and cost $200 +HST regardless of the length or type of session. Payments can be made via cash, credit, or e-transfer. An invoice will be provided for your records at time of payment.
How do I make an appointment?
To make an appointment please contact me at (705) 805-9232 or email me at email@example.com.
Is my session private/confidential?
Yes, privacy is taken very seriously to maintain your confidentiality of receiving services. All appointments are scheduled with time in between to ensure privacy of clients and scheduled on days when no other medical providers are present.
The Wasaga Beach and Midland offices each provide a waiting room for those whom may accompany you on your visit. Great care is taken to ensure the room is well insulated allowing your session to be private. The Midland office also provides a private entrace to acces the office.
For more information on specifics of privacy related to collected personal health information and limits to confidentiality, please review the Informed Consent form.
I can't make my appointment. What should I do?
If you must cancel or reschedule your appointment, please provide at least 24 hours advance notice. It is policy to charge an $80.00 fee if you do not keep a scheduled appointment or cancel less than 24 hours in advance, unless it is agreed that circumstances did not permit advance notice.
What if I have a complaint?
As a RP I am accountable to the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) for the quality of care I provide and for my professional conduct. I value all feedback and am invested in ensuring our time together is beneficial to you and will make all efforts to resolve any complaints. Should additional support be needed please feel free to connect directly with the CRPO https://www.crpo.ca/filing-a-complaint-about-a-member/
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