Psychotherapy for Families

Family involvement is a key factor in success across many domains of emotional well-being and social functioning. Sometimes, it is helpful to approach the challenges or barriers you are facing as a family, to create positive behaviour change. We can help you identify your shared values and begin to move in a direction that will bring your family closer together and closer those values.


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.
Upon receipt and review of the completed intake form, we will follow up with you to share an update regarding available services and answer any questions you may have about our services or psychotherapy.

If you decide that you would like to register for psychotherapy services, your completed intake form will be passed on to one of our psychotherapists. They will schedule a 15-minute discovery call to further discuss psychotherapy, availability, and answer any questions you may have.
The intake forms are also used to create our wait list, in the event that we are unable to meet your service request at this time.

A Psychotherapy Registration Form will be shared with you. If a Medical Alert Form is applicable, that would be completed as well. Both of these forms can be completed electronically. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about these forms, or help you complete them over the phone.
Once your registration form has been completed, your file will be shared with you and members of our senior team.

Your psychotherapist will review your registration form and reach out to schedule an intake meeting, which is the first step of your initial assessment.
During the intake meeting, the goal is to get to know each other and put together a customized service plan. It is a chance for us to meet and identify next steps regarding assessments and therapy goals.
Intake meeting minutes and a consent form will also be completed at this time.

After the intake meeting, appointments for any initial assessments that need to be completed will be scheduled by the psychotherapist. The results will be summarized and a service plan will be prepared.
Your service will be written up and shared in a meeting with the psychotherapist. The purpose of this meeting is to review the assessment results and therapy goals (typically prior to starting sessions but it may also possible to work on it as sessions get started).
Once we've received consent to go forward with the plan, sessions can begin.

The psychotherapist will begin sessions, as outlined in the service plan. Session length and durations may change as service progresses.
At the end of service, a transition report will be shared in a meeting with the psychotherapist. The purpose of this meeting is to review your therapy goals to date and recommendations for next steps (including strategies to continue and any potential service extensions).

Of course, there are going to be individual variations to this process based on the needs of the team member and/or learner. However, following this process will ensure evidence best practices are being considered at all opportunities.


Sessions will be billed at an hourly rate of $125.00/hour*. This applies to direct hours spent with the client and family, including the intake meeting and intake assessment sessions (Step 4 and 5 of the 'Intake Process' described above). 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 (contributing to a behaviour plan or determination of needs report, writing a therapy letter of recommendation etc.). This time would billed as direct hours, at the regular hourly rate.

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).

Cancellation Policy

The following cancellation policy will be included in your Psychotherapy Registration Form:

I, the Parent/Guardian, understand that ...