Online Therapy by a Canadian Therapist
Mary Cross, MSW RSW.
I am a Social Worker Counsellor and Social Worker Psychotherapist. and have specific training in psychotherapy. I have a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) and I am registered in Ontario (RSW) or a Registered Social Worker, by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). I am therefore a regulated health professional. I am able to do counselling and therapy for anyone who lives in Ontario.
I can also do therapy with people who are from Ontario but who are currently living in another Canadian province or living Internationally.
I am a supportive, caring and effective therapist. More about me and my approach to therapy on my Home page.
I meet with clients via Zoom. Webcam therapy allows us to see each other and talk remotely. I can also show you documents by sharing my screen and can send you worksheets or other handouts. If you have a busy home and need privacy, some clients even meet me from their office or from inside their cars if they have unlimited data or park near enough to wifi.
If you live in a rural area without good internet service, or prefer to do therapy by phone, I am happy to do phone counselling sessions with you. When you book your Free Consult or Initial Assessment, please let me know that you want to do therapy by phone.
Fees and Health Benefits Coverage
Free Consult – A free 30 minute consultation session where we can get to know each other and see if we are a good fit.
Initial Assessment – 90 minutes – $150. To help me to get to know your background, present concerns and goals for treatment. (To keep costs down, I charge the same fee as for my regular sessions).
Subsequent Session – 60 minutes – $150.
Check-In Session – 30 minutes – $85. Suited for clients working on addiction issues, behaviours they are trying to change, anxiety or phobias, children and youth (who can get bored in longer sessions), or clients wanting a quick check in.
If you have health or insurance benefits I encourage you to contact your benefits provider and ask if my services are covered ( RSW MSW Social Worker), how much you have available per year, and when your benefits renew. Canada considers Social Workers “medical practitioners”, therefore I do not need to charge HST. As well, you can claim my services on your income tax through the Medical Expense Tax Credit (METC).
You can easily book a therapy session online or call and I can assist you. I send an invoice by email after our session. Payment can be made by credit card or e-transfer. Receipts are issued via email.
Feel free to ask me your questions by email or phone. Or, Book A Free Consult via Zoom video and see if we are a good fit.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Mary Cross, Social Worker Psychotherapist
(226) 770-0336 – if you call, please leave me a message and I will get back to you.