Frequently Asked Questions
Making the decision to come to therapy can be a daunting one with a lot of unknowns.
This page is here to help answer some of your questions about therapy – and if you have more – feel free to ask in the box at the bottom, and we will get back to you.
"Psychotherapy is primarily a talk-based therapy and is intended to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being. Registered Psychotherapists work with individuals, couples and families in individual and group settings. Psychotherapy occurs when the Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and client enter into a psychotherapeutic relationship where both work together to bring about positive change in the client’s thinking, feeling, behaviour and social functioning. Individuals usually seek psychotherapy when they have thoughts, feelings, moods and behaviours that are adversely affecting their day-to-day lives, relationships and the ability to enjoy life." from the website of the CRPO
The therapists at Roots in Wellness are trained Registered Psychotherapists who have different ways that they conduct therapy based on their personal preferences, and those of the clients. Our students are all working their way to fully Registered Psychotherapist status, but are registered under the qualifying status.
Choosing a therapist is a very personal experience based on your needs and your personality. The number one predictor for therapy effectiveness is the relationship between the therapist and the client, so it's important that you feel your therapist is the right one for you.
We recommend that you speak with your therapist before you start a session with them, so that you can ask them any questions you may have and get to know them a little bit. Everyone at Roots in Wellness offers free consultations so that you can make sure we're the right one for you before you begin.
You can discontinue therapy at any time, with or without a reason. If you feel as though it's not working out with your therapist, you can be transparent with them in letting them know what's not working for you. They can either adjust some things to suit your needs, or discontinue therapy at that time.
We understand that we're not going to be a perfect fit for everyone, and we want you to have a positive experience.
If you've had a bad experience with therapy in the past, you can let your therapist know, and tell them what it was that you didn't like. This will help your therapist structure your sessions in a way that works for you.
Every therapist - like every individual - is different. We all have different styles that impact the effectiveness of therapy. Don't be afraid to ask us questions!
Therapy with a Psychotherapist is not covered by OHIP. However, if you have 3rd party insurance, you may have coverage there.
Sessions range from $90-$155 plus HST, depending on your therapist.
We also offer sliding scale rates as low as $30 per session depending on need, and may have some pro-bono spots available.
Roots in Wellness employs students who provide low-cost therapy, ranging from $30-$90 per session. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Most insurance plans cover Registered Psychotherapists, but it's always a good idea to check first. Most insurance plans will dictate what type of therapist they cover based on their title/credentials. Check with your insurance provider to make sure that Registered Psychotherapists are covered.
We can accept credit cards and e-transfers.
Therapy duration differs for everyone. Your therapist will work with you to determine when might be a good time to end therapy.
You can speak with your therapist about expected lengths, but it can be dependent on your preferences, finances, and the issues that you want to work on.
Registered Psychotherapists cannot prescribe medication, including HRT. However, we are always happy to work with other medical professionals to provide insight into our clients' symptoms when needed.
All of our Registered Psychotherapists have Master's Degrees in Psychology.
Some of our therapists offer a mix of different therapy types, so please visit their pages to learn more.
Roots in Wellness offers in-person, phone, video, walk and talk, and chat sessions.
If you’d like to learn more about what to expect from your first session at Roots in Wellness, check out our blog (although note that our physical location has since changed): What to Expect in Your First Therapy Session.
For more information about the difference between various types of mental health practitioners, visit our blog post: Professional Designations – What’s the Difference?
Have more questions? Send us a message and we will get back to you!