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?

In order to make quality services more accessible, the Montreal Therapy Centre offers sliding fee scale rates ranging from $60.00-$125.00 per session for individual therapy and $60.00- $135.00 per session for couple and family therapy. These rates are determined according to the client’s gross family income.

Are the fees covered by insurance?

Medicare does not provide coverage for private therapy fees. Insurance receipts are available to those covered by extended health care plans.

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 do not accept credit card payments at this time. We do however, accept online payments made by PayPal and Interac. Fees are expected to be paid 24hr before the appointment takes place.

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

Do you see couples who are not married?

Yes, we work with couples of all ages at different stages in their relationship. You may be married, living together, dating, engaged, or same sex partners.

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, you will be asked to talk 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.