Answers to your questions about fees and insurance, the length of time therapy lasts and what to expect from therapy can be found on this page, or don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be happy to answer your specific questions.
What are the fees for therapy?
Our regular rates are $145 for individual therapy and $150 for couple and family therapy.
Our Sliding Scale
Because our mission is to offer accessible services to our community, we also offer sliding scale rates to make therapy more affordable to those who have household incomes below $85 000 per year. Our sliding scale ranges from $60-$125 for individual therapy and from $75-$135 for couple and family therapy.
Are the fees covered by insurance?
What forms of payment are accepted?
Payments can be made either by cash or by cheque made out to the Montreal Therapy Centre at the end of each session. We accept credit card and Interac payments at the reception, suite 216 of our main location on Marlowe during business hours. We also accept online payments made by PayPal and bank transfers. For online payments, fees are expected to be paid 24hr before the appointment takes place. Please contact our admin team at [email protected] for online payment instructions.
How often do I meet with my therapist?
Within our general framework, we usually meet with clients on a weekly basis. Weekly sessions allow for addressing important issues and maintain a sense of continuity through the process. However, the frequency of sessions is flexible and is based on your needs.
How long does therapy last?
The duration of therapy varies greatly from person to person and depends on the presenting issues and the goals of the individual. You can speak to you therapist about your needs and goals during your initial session.
How do I schedule an initial appointment?
If you would like to set up a first appointment, you can click here to be directed to our online appointment form or contact us at (514) 244-1290, or by email at [email protected].
Do you see couples who are not married?
Should I bring in my partner?
If you are struggling with issues in your relationship, or feel like your current difficulties are impacting your relationship, you may wish to bring your partner. It can be helpful to work in collaboration with your partner to resolve relationship difficulties. Your therapist can help you to uncover patterns in the relationship that may be contributing to maintaining the problem. Therapy can also provide you and your partner with a safe environment to explore and communicate feelings.
Why consider therapy?
Therapy can be helpful when you want to make changes in your life. When you feel stuck in old patterns, a therapist can help you to explore different perspectives and discover new solutions. Many people feel like they should be able to tackle problems on their own. Deciding to consult a therapist is not a sign of weakness. On the contrary, a commitment to making positive changes in your life is a sign of strength. Going to therapy is an investment in yourself.
I’ve never done this before, what can I expect?
During the initial session, your therapist would like to know more about what it is that brought you to therapy. In the case of couple and family sessions, each person will be asked to share their perspectives. The therapist will ask questions about the problem to develop a deeper understanding and may also ask questions about solutions attempted, other issues, and individual histories. Within the first few sessions, your therapist will ask you about your goals for therapy. Subsequent sessions will focus on reaching your goals along with addressing obstacles and conflicts which may arise along the way.
If you would like to read more about what to expect in your first therapy session, please click here to read some articles in our ‘What to Expect’ section. These were created by our therapists for those who are new to therapy and would like to know what a first session is like and to learn a little more about the process.
How do I make a request for sliding scale fees?
When you complete our online appointment request form, you may select ‘I would like to request the sliding scale’. Our intake team will follow up with you for verification. You will be asked to provide one of the following documents: Notice of Assessment, pay stub, or current bank statements. You may either send your documents by email or stop by our offices to do this in person. All financial information will be deleted or destroyed after verification by our team.