Frequently Asked Questions


Do you Offer Insurance Receipts?

Yes, receipts are given in couples, individual and sex therapy. We deliver receipts for naturopathy or sex therapy categories of your insurance.

Relationship Therapist, Sexologist, Psychologist, Psychiatrist: What are the Differences?

Relationship therapy, such as what we offer at Divan bleu, is a support offered by a professional as part of therapeutic help. This therapy is based on recognized humanistic approaches and differs from psychotherapy by focusing on the personal development of the client (self-relationship) and their relational competence (relation with others) rather than on the interpretation and treatment of pathologies. All of our therapists have followed a long process of personal therapy during their training, and continue this process during their professional activity.

The sexologist is a specialized professional in human sexuality and intimate relationships. They are trained to address topics related to sexuality, such as sexual dysfunctions, relationship issues, sexual diversity, consent, and much more. Sexologists use specific therapeutic approaches to help individuals and couples overcome challenges related to sexuality and improve their intimacy and emotional well-being.

In Canada, a psychologist is a health professional who holds a doctorate. The psychology practice consists of assessing psychological and mental functioning as well as identifying, recommending and implementing interventions and treatments to promote psychological health and restore the mental health of a human being interacting with their environment. Training in psychology does not require personal individual therapy.

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor specialized in psychiatry who diagnoses, treats and attempts to prevent mental illness, psychiatric problems and emotional disorders. Because he/she is a doctor, they can prescribe medication.


How Much Does it Cost?

Individual therapy (adults, children, teenagers and sexology): $ 90 to $ 120
Couples therapy or sexology for couples : $ 120 to    $ 160 (according to the professional). You can see the exact prices on each professional’s bio on “Our Team” page.

How Does a Session of Couples Therapy Work?

On the first appointment, you and your partner will talk about the challenges you are facing and you will set your goals as a couple. The therapist will help you to express yourselves. For more information, click here.

Couples Therapy, Who is it For?

For all couples, whether you want to become better at communicating or you want to manage a crisis.
Relationship therapists work with relationship dynamics and improving communication. You will be asking yourself why you did not do it before!

Frequency and Duration

We recommend a minimum of 8 sessions for couples therapy to get positive results, once a week or once every two weeks. For other services, the duration and frequency depend on different factors. The first session will help to determine what your needs are.

Online Services?

Yes. Most of our professionals offer their services online on demand, via Skype or Zoom.

Cancellation Policy?

  • If you need to cancel your appointment, you can do so up to 48 hours in advance, free of charge.
  • In case of no-show, the total amount of the session will be debited from your credit card.
  • A schedule change made within 48 hours is subject to the payment of a 50% administrative fee.

Do you help people in domestic violence situations?

We don’t. For violence and abuse issues, here’s a resource: https://www.optionalternative.org/

Can you help if I am feeling suicidal or in a state of crisis ?

We specialize in everyday personal and relationship issues. If you find yourself in need of immediate assistance, please contact https://suicideactionmontreal.org/en/

Alex Lezama, thérapeute de couple qui parle espagnol
FAQS Divan Bleu