Update for the New Year
I hope that you’re all doing well and continuing to be safe and healthy. With the promise of a vaccine in the New Year, there is a definite light at the end of the tunnel for us all 😊
There is still a long winter ahead of us, and I have had to make some difficult decisions about the upcoming months. With costs of running my practice continuing to rise, I have no choice but to increase my fee on 50 minute sessions. As a naturopathic service in this province, art therapy session fees are covered by most major insurances. This includes (but is not limited to) insurance provided to:
- Public service employees
- Canadian Forces
- Western Health
- Newfoundland & Labrador English School District
Starting January 4, in person fees will increase to $85 plus tax, and online sessions will be $75 plus tax. This price increase will not affect existing contracts. 2021 prices will take effect once those contracts are up for renewal.
I realize that this will not be welcome news to those of you with no insurance or other funding. However, to make this specialty therapy accessible to a wider audience, I have decided to make more session options available for those with limited incomes. For those of you from outside the Corner Brook area who feel uncomfortable with zoom, I also offer phone and email sessions. Please see https://www.safeharbourstudio.com/services for more details.
COVID’s impact on mental health can affect us all differently; however, there has been a definite increase in levels of anxiety and stress-related illnesses in the past few months (see https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/200527/dq200527b-eng.htm for more information). Art therapy is specifically designed to address these issues from a body focused, person centered and strengths-based foundation. Going forward, I hope to offer this intervention at fees that most people can be comfortable with. Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or by phone at (709) 632 9464 to discuss art therapy’s benefits in more detail 😊
Happy holidays, everyone!