Psychotherapy for Children
We provide psychotherapy services for children and adolescents aged 7 to 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 be creating barriers to emotional well-being and social functioning. We also create opportunities in session to practice and experience positive behaviour strategies, rather than filling the full session with talking.
- Complete an Intake Form
- Discovery Call
- 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. This also includes any direct and indirect hours associated with completing the intake meeting and initial assessment (Step 4 and 5 of the 'Intake Process' described above).
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.