Psychotherapy (also known as ‘talk-therapy’) is a collaborative relationship between the client and therapist, with the intention of working towards specific goals to improve the client’s emotional well-being, social functioning, and create positive behaviour change.
Some common reasons to seek therapy might be low or depressed mood, anxiety, emotional regulation/anger management/conflict with family members, peers, teachers or other behavioural challenges. We also offer parental/caregiver support.
Virtual and in-person service options available.
We are able to service families through a variety of funding options.
We provide psychotherapy services for children and adolescents aged 5 to 17, adults 18+, and parents/caregivers. Depending on the age and needs of the client, some family involvement may be included, however for the most part the content shared between the client and therapist will be kept confidential.
Psychotherapy is offered 1:1 in a private setting. Currently, we offer virtual services via Zoom/Doxy.me, with some in-person options available. In order to make the most of virtual services, we recommend you have a comfortable and private space with a device that can easily access the internet.
Psychotherapy is typically delivered in 6 or 12 week service blocks, starting at one 50 min/session per week. An individualized service plan will be determined as part of the initial intake process, and the total number of hours will be reflected in the invoice.
- Complete an Intake Form
- Complete a Registration Form
- Complete an Intake Meeting
- Complete an Initial Assessment
- Begin Services
Sessions will be billed at an hourly rate of $125.00/hour + HST*. This applies to direct hours spent with the learner and family. Indirect hours used to support the learner's programming will be factored into this hourly rate.
The following cancellation policy will be included in your Psychotherapy Registration Form:
I, the Parent/Guardian, understand that ...
In the event of a cancellation, I must notify the Therapist. Cancelled sessions will not be refunded. Cancelled sessions can be rescheduled at the discretion of the Parent/Guardian and Therapist, or will be reallocated for additional indirect hours as needed.
If the Therapist cancels a session for any reason, I will be notified as soon as possible. Cancelled sessions can be rescheduled at the discretion of the Parent/Guardian and Therapist, or will be reallocated for additional indirect hours as needed.
In the event of inclement weather, Best Behaviour Inc. reminds all clients and team members to travel by car only when it is safe to do so and when you do travel, allow for extra time, take care, and have caution on the roads. If the Therapist is unable to get to a session due to inclement weather, they may cancel the session. If it is a centre-based session and the centre is closed due to inclement weather, all parties will be notified. In both situations, the session will not be billed. Cancelled sessions can be rescheduled at the discretion of the Parent/Guardian and Therapist, but it is not required.
If the client is late to a session, I am required to contact the Therapist. The session will not be extended to make up the missed time. The Therapist will wait fifteen (15) minutes if the client is not there at the scheduled time, and then is allowed to leave. The session will not be refunded. The session can be rescheduled at the discretion of the Parent/Guardian and Therapist, or will be reallocated for additional indirect hours as needed. If the client is not picked up when the session is finished, the extra time will be added to the session.
If the Therapist is late to a session, they will contact me. The session will be extended to make up the missed time or the time will be deducted from the total session length.
Cancellations extending over five (5) consecutive days are considered an extended leave. At least two (2) weeks’ notice is required for extended leaves, changes in schedule, and any reduction in hours. This is to facilitate consistency in service delivery. This includes, but is not limited to, vacations and extended time off for holidays or summer camp. Payment for sessions not cancelled according to this policy will be required in full.
Sessions will not be held on the following statutory holidays: New Year’s Day, Ontario Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day.
Please note that all of our services are subject to revision, and results are not guaranteed. We use evidence-based strategies to base all of our interventions and clinical recommendations, as outlined in the CRPO’s code of ethics, as well as the CCPA’s code of ethics and standards of practice.
If non-evidence-based interventions are requested, their effectiveness must be monitored closely. Alternatively, referrals can be made to other professionals better suited to oversee such interventions.
If psychotherapy services are not provided in accordance to these stipulations, the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) has a system for concerned individuals to file a complaint.