Rates and Policies
Extended Health Benefits
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC#12814), my services are generally covered by extended benefits plans. Please confirm coverage with your provider. I will issue a receipt for my services that you may submit to your extended health benefits provider for reimbursement. For some individuals, fees that are not covered may be tax deductible as a medical expense.
Student Health Benefits
Most of the local college and university student health plans will cover $300 to $500 per year towards counselling sessions. For details, visit the I have a plan website, select the school that you attend, and click on the health tab.
Crime Victim Assistance Program
I am an Approved Counsellor for the Crime Victim Assistance Program through the B.C. Ministry of Justice. If you are the victim, immediate family member, or witness to a crime that has caused physical or emotional injury, your entire counselling fee may be covered by this program. Visit Victim Services for application and details.
Payment will be collected at the beginning of session, and is payable by cash, credit card, or email money transfer.
- Individual Counselling: $120/session + GST
- Couples/Family/Intimate Network Counselling: $125/session + GST
- Group Counselling: Contact me to discuss details as rates vary
Fees are set according to the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. I do a portion of my therapy work on a sliding scale for individuals facing financial barriers. The lower cost spectrum of this scale is currently waitlisted.
I require a minimum of 24 hours notice (48 hours notice preferred) for cancellation of a counselling session. If this notice is not given, or if the appointment is missed, the full fee of the session will be invoiced. Please notify me of your cancellation by telephone. This policy is in place as there is a high demand for appointments. If you are unable to make your appointment and provide appropriate notice, the opportunity may be available for another client to come in for a session at that time.
My office is a scent-reduced space, as some of my clients struggle with environmental illnesses and allergies. Please ensure that you are as scent-free as possible when you come for your session, as to maintain the safety of my office for everyone.
I am committed to client confidentiality as a part of my ethical practice, and I take efforts to ensure that all client information is kept secure and confidential. However, there may be times when I am required by law to release information. These times are:
- When a minor is at risk of abuse or immediate harm
- When a client is in severe and imminent danger of harming themselves or others
- In a medical emergency
- When subpoenaed by a court of law
At all other times, client information will only be released with the written consent of the client.
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