Services & Fees
Individual: $140/55mins (+ GST)
Relationships/Couples: $210/session 85 mins
Payment for sessions can be made by e-transfer, cheque or cash and is due on or before the day of your appointment.
EXTENDED HEALTH BENEFITS
If you are using your extended health benefits
In British Columbia, Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC) are covered on many extended health benefit plans, however, this depends on your company’s specific plan. Here are some insurance companies and their toll-free numbers:
Green Shield Canada: 1-888-711-1119
Pacific Blue Cross: 1-877-722-2583
Sun Life Financial: 1-877- 786-5433
Desjardins: 1-800- 224-7737
Ask if your insurance covers a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC). Speak to your human resources department or consult your benefits booklet, which contains the specifics of your company’s health plan to determine what kind of coverage you have.
On a case-by-case basis, fees are billed directly to a third party. I am registered provider with:
• Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP)
• First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)
Individuals must meet eligibility criteria for third-party billing prior to the initial session. An agreement between the client, therapist and third-party billing applies. Rates may vary based on each individual agreement and funding availability.
I recognize that there are often financial barriers for people accessing counselling services therefore I strive to offer sliding scale rates for 20% of my client load. I prioritize these slots, first for young adults who have no family support, and then for those whose struggles with mental health and/or discrimination leave them unemployed or under-employed. Sliding scale rates are determined on a case-by-case basis specific to what you can afford to pay and still be able to commit to regular sessions. Sliding scale spots are solution and strengths-focused and they tend to run for 6-12 sessions only.
If I cannot accommodate you, I will happily connect you with other colleagues, organizations, and associations in the community that can support you in finding appropriate and useful support, information and referrals.
CANCELLATION AND RESCHEDULING POLICY
If you are not able to make your scheduled appointment, please contact me at least 24 hours in advance to reschedule or cancel. Otherwise, you will be charged for your missed session. I appreciate your understanding.