The College of Registered Psychotherapists was developed to regulate practitioners who are trained in delivering psychotherapy techniques by way of therapeutic relationship. Psychotherapy techniques that fall under the controlled act of psychotherapy can only be practiced by a Registered Psychotherapist once the psychotherapy act is initiated. I have undergone the application process and have been approved as a Registered Psychotherapist.
Many extended health care plans and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) provide coverage for counselling and psychotherapy. Please check with your insurance provider to see if Registered Psychotherapists, registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) are now part of your insurance benefits.
Psychotherapy Services Now Recognized as a Medical Expense:
According to the College of Registered Psychotherapists, the Canada Revenue Agency has recently recognized the cost of non-reimbursed services provided by Registered Psychotherapists as a medical expense eligible for tax credit. The CRA website listing eligible expenses should reflect this change shortly.