Reduced Fees Services Program (RFSP) at Centretown Psychotherapy (CTP)

About RFSP

At CTP, we believe that mental health services need to be more accessible and affordable for those in need. As such, we have developed this program offering therapy services at more affordable rates. The RFSP is a counselling and psychotherapy service offered by CTP to individuals in need of these mental health services. This service commences in November 2021.

During your therapy sessions, you will see a graduate student in a Masters level Counselling Psychology program who is training to become a registered psychotherapist. The therapist-in-training’s practicum placement with CTP typically runs for 8 months. The therapist-in-training is supervised by a Clinical Supervisor, Joanna Williams Olsen who has over 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. (Please read the “About Joanna” webpage for further information about Joanna).

As a client, you will benefit from the services of an empathic and supportive therapist-in-training eager to demonstrate their knowledge and abilities as a clinician. Furthermore, the clinical supervision –of an experienced psychotherapist supporting your therapist-in-training’s work with you – will enrich and ensure that your treatment is geared to positive outcomes and the realization of your goals. Additionally, the therapist-in-training benefits from their experience working with you. We honour our clients’ requests for help and are grateful for our clients’ participation in developing the skillfulness of our therapist-in-training.

Should you become a client of this program and require further treatment beyond the therapist-in-training’s placement period, we can offer you further services within CTP, with a new therapist-in-training or we can refer you elsewhere for services. Lastly, if you prefer seeing a registered psychotherapist, we can refer you to Joanna herself.

 

Fees for the RFSP

Fees in the RFSP are $75.00 per session and sessions are 50 minutes in length (just about an hour long).  The fees for services may be covered in part by your extended health insurance plan should you have one.  You would have to look into that with your health care plan provider.  Fees can be paid by cash, cheque or e-transfer.
 

Contact information for the RFSP

If you are interested in becoming a client of the RFSP, please contact CTP at:  
Tel.  343-887-5222   
Email:  info@centretownpsychotherapy.ca
 

About the therapist-in-training, Kate Higgison:

Kate Higgison

Kate is a Masters student in the Counselling Psychology program at the University of Ottawa. Previously, she completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in psychology at Carleton University, and holds an additional BA from The University of Toronto. Kate believes in compassionate listening and in fostering genuine and meaningful therapeutic  relationships with her clients to assist them in fostering their own insight and self-compassion. Kate believes that everyone has an important story to tell, and wishes to help people tell their stories and find meaning in them. Kate seeks to help her clients reflect on past experiences to help them find connections to present-day experiences and sources of distress. Kate believes in collaborating with her clients to find goals and strategies that work best for them and their situations.

Reduced Fees Services Program (RFSP) at Centretown Psychotherapy (CTP)

About RFSP

At CTP, we believe that mental health services need to be more accessible and affordable for those in need. As such, we have developed this program offering therapy services at more affordable rates. The RFSP is a counselling and psychotherapy service offered by CTP to individuals in need of these mental health services. This service commences in November 2021.

During your therapy sessions, you will see a graduate student in a Masters level Counselling Psychology program who is training to become a registered psychotherapist. The student-therapist’s practicum placement with CTP typically runs for 8 months. The student is supervised by a Clinical Supervisor, Joanna Williams Olsen who has over 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. (Please read the “About Joanna” webpage for further information about Joanna).

As a client, you will benefit from the services of an empathic and supportive student-therapist eager to demonstrate their knowledge and abilities as a clinician. Furthermore, the clinical supervision –of an experienced psychotherapist supporting your student-therapist’s work with you – will enrich and ensure that your treatment is geared to positive outcomes and the realization of your goals. Additionally, the student-therapist benefits from their experience working with you. We honour our clients’ requests for help and are grateful for our clients’ participation in developing the skillfulness of our student-therapists.

Should you become a client of this program and require further treatment beyond the student’s placement period, we can offer you further services within CTP, with a new student-therapist or we can refer you elsewhere for services.

Lastly, if you prefer seeing a registered psychotherapist, we can refer you to Joanna herself.

 

Fees for the RFSP

Fees in the RFSP are $75.00 per session and sessions are 50 minutes in length (just about an hour long).  The fees for services may be covered in part by your extended health insurance plan should you have one.  You would have to look into that with your health care plan provider.  Fees can be paid by cash, cheque or e-transfer.
 

Contact information for the RFSP

If you are interested in becoming a client of the RFSP, please contact CTP at:  
Tel.  343-887-5222   
Email:  info@centretownpsychotherapy.ca