Psychotherapy for Adults

We provide psychotherapy services for adults 18+. The goal is to create an open and collaborate therapeutic relationship, and establish trust to be able to talk about thoughts and feelings that might create barriers to emotional well-being and social functioning. We can also help with navigating the many life transitions that are a part of adulthood, including work stressors, social experiences, relationships, and establishing healthy habits to maintain good mental health. Psychotherapy can help you work towards specific goals to improve your own well-being and create positive behaviour change.


Psychotherapy is offered in a private setting virtually or in-person. Virtual sessions are run using only secure platforms. Google Meet is the platform of choice, however any platform that is compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA") is acceptable. For more information about what to expect from a virtual session, click here.


Psychotherapy is typically delivered in 6 or 12 week service blocks, starting at one 50 min/session per week. Half sessions (25 min) may also be available if clinically appropriate. 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.

Intake Process

This is the first step in the intake process for psychotherapy services at Best Behaviour.

We encourage you to review the information available on this page about our psychotherapy services, as well as the FAQs. If you have questions about our services or whether psychotherapy is the right fit for you, please reach out via our Contact Form and we will follow up with you to answer any questions you may have and share an update regarding available services.

If you decide that you would like to register for psychotherapy services, visit our Online Booking Site to view our team of therapists and their availability. Schedule a Discovery Call with one of our Registered Psychotherapists. This is a free, 15-minute call to further discuss psychotherapy, availability, and best fit.

Before the call, you will be asked to log in to Jane (our online booking software). You will be sent an intake form. Please complete this before your Discovery Call, so your therapist is able to review it before meeting with you. The intake form is also used to create our wait list, in the event that we are unable to meet your service request at this time.

If you and your therapist deem the Discovery Call a success, then we welcome you to schedule your first session! Head back over to to our Online Booking Site to view your therapist's available openings. We recommend booking at least 3-6 appointments in advance to secure your preferred time slot.

Upon registering for your first session, you will be sent a copy of a registration form and consent form. Please complete these forms before your first session, so your therapist is able to review them before meeting with you. If you have any questions about the information in the forms, or need help completing them, please reach out to your therapist or our office for assistance.

The goal of the first session is for you and your therapist to get to know each other, and begin to put together a customized therapy plan. It is a chance to meet and identify next steps regarding assessments and therapy goals. Your therapist will continue to work with you as you move through therapy to help you receive the support you're seeking.

As you near the end of your therapy journey, a transition report will be shared in your final session. The purpose of this report is to summarize your therapy goals to date, and recommendations for next steps (including strategies to continue and any potential service extensions).

Pricing

Sessions will be billed at an hourly rate of $130.00* per 50 minute session. This applies to direct hours spent with the client and family. Indirect hours used to support the client's programming will be factored into this hourly rate.


Requests to collaborate with other professionals (ex. school staff, other therapists working with the client etc.) are welcomed. Support with additional indirect tasks outside of what is typically involved in psychotherapy treatment planning and monitoring is also available (ex. contributing to a behaviour plan or determination of needs report, writing a therapy letter of recommendation etc.). This additional time would billed as direct hours, at the regular hourly rate.


If the client is receiving both psychotherapy and ABA at Best Behaviour, there will be time allocated for both therapists to collaborate. One meeting is required, at minimum, in order to establish how each service can compliment each other, and establish the frequency and details of the collaboration. This time would billed as direct hours, at the regular hourly rate.


A credit card is required to be kept on file for contactless payments. All payments are processed through Jane Payments. Only cards accepted by Jane will be accepted as eligible forms of payment.


Payment is due upon completion of the therapy session, and payments are processed at the end of each session. An invoice and receipt will be provided via email to the email address on file. Please contact billing@bestbehaviour.ca with any questions or concerns related to billing or invoicing.


After the first therapy session, an invoice will be emailed for the full cost of the service block (including the first session). For example, if the session runs at 50 min/session per week for 6 weeks, an invoice will be sent during Week 2 for the full 6 weeks.


*HST is not charged (as per the CRA's 'Specially Designed Training to Assist Individuals with Autism' policy).

Pricing for Low-Cost Sessions (available May 2024)

We understand that the cost of therapy can be a barrier to seeking help. To make therapy more accessible, we are pleased to offer low-cost sessions with certain members of our psychotherapy team. Working with one of our practicum students can provide you with the same quality care you would receive with any of our therapists, at a reduced fee. All practicum students are enrolled in masters-level coursework, registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), are closely supervised, and participate in various training opportunities during their time at Best Behaviour.


Sessions will be billed at a 50% reduced rate. The regular rate for psychotherapy sessions is $130.00 per 50 minute session, and so the reduced rate is $65.00.

Cancellation Policy

The following cancellation policy will be included in your registration form: