Important Information for Your First Appointment

Thanks for contacting us and for your interest in our professional services in Clinical Psychology.  We welcome you to our practice, and will gladly assist you.  This document contains important information about our professional services and business policies.  Please read it carefully and ask any questions you might have at any time.  When you sign this document, it will represent an agreement between us.

Your appointment time and date will be given to you at the time of your request.  Please arrive at least a few minutes before the time of the appointment, and plan to be at our office for about one hour.

Our consulting office is located between the Toronto International Airport and Centennial Park, in Mississauga, at the address below.  The office is on the first floor, is accessible, and there is free parking in front of the building.

The building can be easily identified because there is a large “Mercedes-Benz” exterior sign on the upper right-hand side of the façade.

After regular work hours the building is normally closed for security reasons.  Upon arrival, please approach the glass door at the main entrance.  If our assistant or specialist are not there to open the door for you, please wait and call us at the number in Contact Us to advise that you have arrived.

Please bring any insurance forms you may require us to complete.  Payment of consultation is expected at the end of each session, by cash or check (we do not offer credit card services), at the rate of CAD$250.00 per session for regular psychological therapy sessions (other rates may apply, so please ask), unless otherwise agreed upon in advance.

If your insurance company is paying for all or part of our services, we kindly request that you pay us for the services rendered and that you submit your claim to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Please also call us as soon as possible, preferably at least 24 hours prior to the day of any appointment, excluding weekends and statutory holidays,  if for any reason you cannot attend or want to reschedule, as the time indicated for your appointment is exclusively for you.

Due to the nature itself of psychological consultations, these require the utilization of the prior-appointment system and, therefore, you will be asked to pay the regular professional fees for any consultations that you do not attend to, or that you cancel the same day of the appointment.

At the beginning of our first session we will be asking you to sign required consent forms, one of them indicating that the information discussed in psychological therapy is for therapeutic purposes and is not intended for use in any legal proceedings involving you and/or your significant others, current or past.

To this effect, you will be asked to consent not to subpoena Dr Pacheco, his Assistants, and/or Associates to testify for or against any of you or to provide records in a court action.

If your consultation is intended for any legal purpose, we request that you please proceed to contact us to cancel this appointment immediately.

You may wish to visit our Map & Directions webpage for a map and directions to reach the office, as well as to view the additional information available at the website.

You are welcomed to call us for any additional information you may wish to ask us to explore your concerns and to help you Learn to Live Better ®.

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