How Much Does Therapy Cost? (And Why Is It So Expensive?)

The average therapy session costs $75-150 an hour, and if you live in a place like Toronto the range jumps to $200-300.

Think about how expensive it is to hire a lawyer. Clients are hiring someone with years of schooling on the subject in which they invested hundreds of thousands of dollars. It’s the same deal for a therapist β€” most therapists have postgraduate education and many have a Ph.D. Remember, you are not paying to chat with a friend. You are hiring a mental health professional.

Here is a link to explain added costs that private therapists face themselves:


New Client Intake Session - $120 (60 min) 

Standard Session -  $120 (50 min)

Family Therapy Session - $175 (60 min)

Initial Phone Consult - FREE  (15 min)

ACLS Training (please contact us for group availability)

Group/Corporate Presentations - call for pricing. Sessions are booked as:

  • Information session (1 - 1.5 hrs)

  • Workshop (1.5 - 3 hrs)

  • Seminar (Full Day)

*Note: Some reduced fee options available based on financial need

Reduced Fee 
Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis.

We accept all major credit cards, as well as cash.  We do not accept checks of any kind.  Payment is due in full at the start of each session.  It is our policy to place a credit card on file through our secure client portal, Simple Practice.  Clients can download statements and Super Bills directly through the client portal. 

Third Party Payments (EAP and other Benefit Providers):

Pleased be advised that we do not accept payment by third party payers (benefit or EAP providers) whatsoever. People are directly responsible for payment of services as per the information above at the time of service. A receipt will be provided with which persons can seek reimbursement from their EAP or benefit provider. Sage Therapeutic Consulting takes no responsibility for your reimbursement. Reimbursement remains a matter between you and your benefit or EAP provider. 

If you do seek reimbursement through your benefit or EAP provider and I am called to verify the charge, I will do so with your implied consent. My disclosure will be limited to advising of my credentials as well as verifying the billing information, service provided and persons served. No information regarding the nature or content of information discussed will be provided without signed consent, for which you will be charged as per the time required.

Video Sessions

Sage Therapeutic Consulting is able to offer confidential and secure video-conferencing sessions, using a secure system called VSee.  If you are interested, please contact us for more information.  To learn more about VSee and to sign up, please click here

Cancellation Policy 
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.


  1. Counselling is provided on a private and discreet basis.

  2. Service is provided in the safety and comfort of my home-office or in the client's home.

  3. Daytime appointments are available Monday through Friday. Evening appointments are available Monday through Sunday and times vary from days and nights.

  4. Clients may self-refer. Please call.

  5. Persons are expected to attend sober for appointments.

  6. Violence of any fashion will not be condoned.

Questions? Please contact me for further information


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