Appointments, Fees, and Terms of Payment
A session normally lasts for 60 minutes unless we make prior arrangements. Sessions usually take place once a week.
You can refer yourself — what is known as a self-referral — or a family doctor or any other health care provider can refer you.
My hours are Monday and Tuesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesday 6pm – 8pm, and Thursday 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. With prior arrangement, I may sometimes accept appointments outside these hours.
Telephone sessions may be possible, billed at the hourly rate.
I offer a free, no-obligation 30-minute consultation for people who are inquiring about my services for the first time. This gives us a chance to meet and talk and see if we are a good fit. You can explain your concerns and ask any questions you wish, and I can ask questions and assess your overarching needs. We will determine if I have the necessary expertise to help you.
If you must cancel or reschedule a session, please give me 24 hours notice. Any sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be billed the normal fee.
If you have any questions, please call or email me.
Fees and Terms of Payment
The cost of a 60-minute individual session is $120. A 90-minute individual session costs $170.
Family therapy and couples therapy costs $125 for a 60-minute session.
*Please note I am required to charge GST on all counselling service rates. GST is not reflected in the rates above.
Payment can be made by cash, e-transfer, or credit card (VISA, Mastercard). Payment is due at the start of each session. I will issue an official receipt that you can remit to an insurance company for reimbursement or keep and use as a medical expenses deduction on your tax returns.
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), my services are covered by most employee insurance plans.
I am registered with other service assistance programs (SAP) that fund clinical counselling services. These include:
- Blue Cross
- Great West Life
- Crime Victims Assistance Program (CVAP)
- First Nations Health Authority (FNHA).
Direct billing to third parties is possible with some SAPs. Please ask. I’ll be happy to discuss your options.
If you have any questions about payment, or if at any point fees become an issue, I encourage you to discuss the situation openly with me.