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insurance coverage

Are holistic nutritionists covered by insurance?

Please check with your specific insurance provider about if they cover Registered Holistic Nutritionists as this varies significantly.

Do you do direct billing?

Psychotherapists do not do direct billing to insurance companies at the moment. As such, it is your responsibility to provide session receipts to the provider. Be sure to confirm that psychotherapy services are covered BEFORE your first session so you are not caught off guard later. Fresh Insight provides email receipts within 24 hours of every session, which lists everything that most insurance companies need, including: service provided, therapist's registration number, therapist's credentials, office address, and more.

What are my options if my insurance provider doesn't cover psychotherapy?

1. You can send a pre-written letter to your employer requesting that they add psychotherapy coverage to your benefits plan. I consider this to be the most time-effective option. 2. Your psychotherapist can send this letter to your employer requesting that psychotherapists be added to their benefits plan, though this can take time and sound like a "bigger ask" from your employers' perspective. 3. You may decide to see your therapist on a less frequent basis. This can help mitigate costs but still allow you to work with a therapist with whom you have a good connection.

What if I don't have any insurance coverage?

If you are paying out of pocket, some ways to make therapy more affordable are to: • See you therapist less frequently (i.e. once every 2 - 4 weeks) • Ask for homework between sessions to maximize your time outside of therapy

Do you offer a sliding scale?

Making therapy accessible is important to us. We offer a sliding scale fee of $100 + HST per 50-minute session for four sessions, so long as you are able to attend a daytime appointment (3pm or earlier). After these four0 sessions, the rate increases to the normal fee of $150 + HST per 50-minute session, though you are welcome to come at any time of day. We only allow individuals who do not have insurance coverage to access a sliding scale fee. At this time, there is a waitlist for sessions at the reduced rate.

Are psychotherapists covered by OHIP?

Only services by a psychiatrist are covered by OHIP in Ontario; services from a psychotherapist, social worker, or psychologist are not covered by OHIP. That said, more and more private insurance companies are covering psychotherapy services (see FAQ question: 'What insurance companies cover psychotherapists?').

What insurance companies cover psychotherapists?

Every company is different when it comes to what benefits they provide and we don't have any way of knowing what the specifics of your plan are, unfortunately. As such, it is best to call your benefits provider directly before your initial session and inquire about if you have coverage for services provided by a Registered Psychotherapist (for psychotherapy services) or Registered Holistic Nutritionist (for nutritional counselling).

My insurance company needs some additional information about your credentials. Where can I find this information?

Within 24 hours of your session, you'll be sent an email receipt that contains all of the necessary information for your insurance company. This typically includes: your therapist's credentials, registration number, and address. Simply forward your receipt to your insurance company and they'll have everything they need!

Therapy is an investment. Currently, coverage for psychotherapy services is quite complicated, so please peruse our FAQs for more information. Please note that there are still options available to you if you do not have coverage with a Registered Psychotherapist, which are also discussed below: