Social work counselling services are not covered by OHIP.  However, most extended health insurance plans through your workplace will have coverage for social work fees.  Please check your insurance package to see what your health coverage plan includes.  

Fee guidelines are set by the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.  Fees must be paid at the end of each session and a full receipt will be provided to you upon payment.  Fees can be paid by cheque or cash, or if arranged prior to the session, by e-transfer.  Please call for specific details.

If you book an appointment with me, that specific time is reserved for you.  It is understandable that sometimes you may need to change your appointment time.  I require 48 hour cancellation notice so that I may be able to book someone else in the time that you are no longer able to use.  Failure to provide adequate cancellation notice will result in you being billed for the full amount of your session time.


My office is located in the Thornhill/Richmond Hill area near Bayview Ave and Hwy 7.  I am located inside the IDA pharmacy in the Doctor's office/walk-in clinic which is located at  9019 Bayview Ave, Unit A.

I offer counselling in person in my office, and under some circumstances by phone.  Please contact me for specific details or questions.

Contact Information:

Faina Stoliar Ben-David

fainabd@gmail.com; direct: 416-456-6620; office: 905-886-9660

Please call for a free 20 minute consultation or

Please note that email is only used to communicate appointment bookings or arranging for a phone consultation time.  No sessions will be provided by email.