Fees

Session Fees

Individual (50 minutes): $128
Couple & Family (75 minutes): $180
Play Therapy (45 minutes): $128
Associate Therapist (50 minutes): $75
(plus applicable taxes)

At times, certain counsellors may change the duration of a session according to their best judgement. Irregular session lengths are typically billed proportional to the fees listed above. Talk to your therapist to discuss the exact length and session fee that you should prepare in advance.

Payment Method

Payment is collected either before or after each counselling session by cash or cheque. Cheques should be made payable to your therapist. At this time, we are unable to accept credit or debit cards. We apologize for any inconveniences.

MSP Coverage

You may have been referred to us by your doctor and you may be wondering whether this qualifies you for MSP coverage. Unfortunately, counsellors are not governed under the Health Professions Act and do not receive Health Care funding for our services.

Financial Assistance

Some EAP (Employee Assistance Program) or Extended Health Care may provide coverage for your counselling session fees. Please check with your service provider or employer regarding specific coverage for Registered Clinical Counsellors.

You may also be reimbursed by the Vancouver Crime Victims Assistance Program if you are eligible for benefits by the Program.

If you are a member of a religious group or faith community, you may be eligible for financial assistance through a subsidy or sponsorship program. Check with the administration at your church or faith group to inquire about the availability of these programs.

We are aware that individuals and families can be challenged by the many necessary expenses of everyday life. For those families who are committed to counselling work and may struggle financially, session fees can be reduced. Please do not hesitate to discuss other options with us regarding reduced rate counselling with an Associate Therapist or an Intern Therapist should you require financial assistance.

ICBC and WCB

Our therapists are trained and qualified to support individuals suffering from injuries sustained at work or in a motor vehicle. We work hard to coordinate with your insurance adjuster to seamlessly bridge your claim for your session fees. Individuals in these circumstances are often covered for a certain number of sessions with the possibility of renewal.

Cancellation Fees

48 hours of advance notice is required should you need to reschedule or cancel your counselling appointment. An amount equivalent to your regular session fee will be applied to your account without 48 hours of notice or if you fail to show up for an appointment. Please notify your therapist of your cancellation by telephone or voice messaging system.