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FAQ

ARE THE SESSIONS OHIP-COVERED?

No. However most extended health benefits cover psychotherapy provided by a social worker (MSW). Please check your extended health benefits for more information.

 

You may have coverage under the following: 

  • Your work's extended health benefits

  • Your spouse's extended health benefits

  • Your parents' extended health benefits ( if under 25 and a full time student).

  • if you are a post-secondary student. 

Please contact me for more info about how to use your extended health benefits.

ARE VIRTUAL SESSIONS HELPFUL?

Yes! You can do a session from the comfort of the place of your choosing. You don't need to travel to get to an appointment or take more time off to commute to and from an appointment. Lastly, research has shown it is as effective and helpful as in-person sessions.

WHAT DOES PHIPA MEAN?

The Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) is Ontario’s health- specific privacy legislation which came into force on November 1, 2004. PHIPA governs the manner in which personal health information may be collected, used and disclosed within the health sector. See the following for more information:

https://www.ipc.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/phipa-faq.pdf

PHIPA in Canada requires a certain level of encryption and a designed set of procedures for handling data by technology providers in healthcare applications.


A PHIPA-compliant platform: the platform used for virtual therapy and electronic health records is handled according to the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA).

DO EXTENDED HEALTH BENEFITS COVER PSYCHOTHERAPY?

Yes, most extended health benefits cover psychotherapy provided by a social worker (MSW). Please check your coverage for more detail.

You may have coverage under the following: 

  • Your work's extended health benefits

  • Your spouse's extended health benefits

  • Your parents' extended health benefits ( if under 25 and a full time student).

  • if you are a post-secondary student. 

Please contact me for more info about how to use your extended health benefits.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THERAPY?

  • We can connect for a free 15 minute consult to discuss what you're looking for and if we can be a good fit in therapy together!

  • If we both find it's a match, we will connect for assessment and set goals for your therapy sessions.

  • I can answer questions during our consult! Looking forward to connecting. 

IS PSYCHOTHERAPY TAX REFUNDABLE?

Psychotherapy with Registered Social Workers (RSW) is considered an income tax deductible medical expense by Canada Revenue Agency. Please keep your invoice and receipt for tax time!

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

I require 48 hour (2 business days) cancellation notice. If an appointment is cancelled less than 2 business days, full session fee is charged and due at the beginning of session date/time. 

To cancel an appointment, you can email me. 

HOW DO I PAY?

I accept e-transfers or credit card. Fees are due at the beginning of each session.

 

CONTACT ME

Maryam Fazl, MSW, RSW.

maryamfazlmsw@gmail.com

(437) 800-2849 

I provide services in Ontario.

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