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Anthony Santen

S.A.C. Dip. (Adv. Psychotherapy) MCH CLC NLP

Cost of counselling and psychotherapy:

First Session Free - Book Online

Individual 60 Min $ 96  
Individual 90 Min $128  
Couples 90 Min $128  
Please add 13% HST

You may qualify for a fee reduction: click here

Please note that most Extended Health Insurance plans do NOT cover "Counselling Psychotherapy", please click here for further information

Free first session - Book Online

Price Increase Notice:

Despite the increased cost of living, rent, licensing, membership fees, etc. I have continued to charge the same fees for the past 4 years. It will soon be time to increase my prices.

Clients who sign up before Sunday, April 1, 2018 will continue to receive the current pricing for the remainder of their weekly sessions (*max. 1 year).

For clients who sign up for weekly sessions after Sunday, April 1, 2018 the increased fees apply (see below).

Future Pricing:

For clients who sign up after Sunday, April 1, 2018 the following fee structure will apply:

60 Min (after 4/1/2018) $ 100  
90 Min (after 4/1/2018) $ 140  
Please add 13% HST

Weekly and bi-weekly time slots available
Weekend and evening time slots available

Online Appointment Scheduling


Credit Cards

We accept: Cash - Credit Card - Interac - Apple Pay

Sponsored Counselling available for: Students, Unemployed, ODSP, OW, OAS via Affordable Counselling .ca

How to reduce your session cost

There are 4 ways to reduce the cost of your sessions
(You are encouraged to combine all that apply)

  1. Appointments that end Weekdays before 5pm save $10 per session
  2. Appointments that end Saturdays before 1pm save $10 per session
  3. Paying in cash saves $5 per session*
  4. Clients with combined family income of $50,000 or less save $25 per session
    • Requires: Last year's Notice of Assessment (line 150) for all adults living in the family
    • AND Last 2 pay stubs for you (or proof of government assistance OW/EI/OAS/ODSP/OSAP
    • If you have Health Insurance Coverage you do not qualify for low income discount as this does not affect your ability to pay for the sessions.

How Many Sessions?

I am often asked how many sessions it takes. The official answer is: "That depends on many factors". While this is the correct answer, most individuals come and see me for a brief period of time (12-26 sessions / 3-6 months) and most couples see me for even less time. In comparison, this is largely due to experience and approach.

Before you begin working with someone, please decide for yourself how comfortable you are with their experience and approach. A Psychiatrist, Psychologist or Psychotherapist with a few years of supervised experience is clearly different than a Counsellor with over 20 years of direct client contact experience from private practice. (experience counts towards efficiency, competency and how many sessions you will need to reach your therapy goals)

Are sessions covered by insurance?

Psychotherapy is becoming more and more covered under Extended Health Plans. Unfortunately, "Counselling Psychotherapy" is reserved for only the most extensive plans. Most Extended Health Plans cover Psychologists, Social Workers and some Registered Psychotherapists but not Counsellors or Coaches.

I would encourage you to compare the total cost of your journey before deciding if you want insurance coverage.

If your health-plan covers only the first 3 sessions and you need to see someone for 6-9 months, you will need to pay the remaining 34 sessions 'out of pocket' at their full rate.

Are Sessions Tax Deductible?

For self-employed people: Your sessions may be considered 'Business Coaching' or 'Management Training' which would be tax deductible for income tax and HST and require an Invoice/Receipt with HST number.

Free Session

*The first session is a discovery session. In the first session we cover relevant topics and methods pertaining to your situation. This allows us to get acquainted with each other to make sure its a good match to be able to do this work. ONE free consultation per person. No-Show and Cancelled sessions are charged at $50.