It can be uncomfortable for psychotherapists to talk about money. Some of us feel shame about how much we charge; many of us feel shame about how little we charge. For many, this is a calling, and how can you put a dollar value on a calling?
At the same time, it’s important for our profession that we gather data (anonymously) to discover how much we are charging for our services. To be clear: this is not about SETTING rates or even RECOMMENDING rates. This will help the PRPA (of which the OSRP is a dues-paying member, and which is lobbying the national association of insurance companies) to generate information that will help benefit plans better budget for MORE psychotherapy coverage for our clients. It will also give us data about how charging and remitting HST can depress our take-home fees.
So far, approximately 950 therapists have filled out the survey. Thank you!
However, we need at least 1,000 for the data to be significant. To encourage more therapists to fill out the survey, which takes about 10 minutes, the deadline has been extended to the end of this month.
Please feel free to share with colleagues. We believe this will be hugely beneficial to our advocacy efforts, and our profession, from coast to coast to coast.
Your voice matters!
PREAMBLE: The intent of the RP Rate Survey is to take a benchmark, at this point in time, of what RPs (RP-Qs) are charging clients.
The data will inform us as to the lay of the land regarding what rates are being charged. While different stakeholders are interested in this information (insurance industry, RPs, CRPO), PRPA and OSRP members will be consulted before any data is shared externally. There is no intent to set a minimum, maximum or standard rate.
All answers are anonymous.
The link to the survey is https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/823HVGT
Please feel free to share the survey with other therapists in Canada. The more data, the better.
If you have any questions about the survey, don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org