Fees & Insurance:
  • Psychotherapy services are not covered by OHIP, but many extended health care insurance plans cover all or a portion of the cost. 

  • Please check with your insurance provider if you are eligible for coverage as part of your insurance health care benefit plan.

  • In cases where the insurance plan does not cover all the session, or if the client is not eligible for insurance coverage, therapy services can be claimed as a medical expense for income tax purposes. 

  • I am a Registered Psychotherapist, my registeration number at The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario is 6324. My Practice is supervised by Dr. Brenda J. Saxe, Registered Psychologist, registration number 2857 therefore most of insurance policies cover all or a portion of the cost. When calling your insurance company please give them the registeration number of Dr. Brenda Saxe: 2857 for refund.

  • Session Fee is set at $137.17 plus taxe. Couple therapy session is at $155 plus taxe. Sliding Scale is available for clients who have no insurance plan.

Method of Payment:
  • Payment is due at the end of each session and can be made by debit, cash, Visa or Mastercard.  

  •  A receipt will be issued that you may submit for insurance reimbursement. An invoice is provided following each session.

Cancellation Policy:
  • If you must cancel an appointment, please do so at least 48 hours ahead of time by calling 613-854-8883 and leaving a voice- message or by sending an email. 

  • Failure to cancel an appointment with at least 48 hours notice will result in the agreed upon hourly fee being charged. 


Appointments are scheduled directly with Iriny Youssef by telephone: 613-854-8883 or e-mail [email protected] Daytime appointments and a limited number of evening appointments are available.

I accept referrals from health care professionals, institutions, as well as directly from individuals who are in need of service.
A session is one-hour. One hour is typically 50 minutes in length, with the remaining 10 minutes set aside for note taking and treatment planning.

For additional information or to arrange an appointment, please call 613-854-8883 (confidential voice-mail), leave your name, telephone number with the area code, and a service request. Please also indicate if you prefer no messages to be left at your telephone number. Calls are typically returned within 48 hours.