Fees are paid at the end of each treatment session by cash or cheque. Telephone consultations are prepaid or by arrangement. Individuals who have private extended medical coverage (i.e. Blue Cross, Sun Life, Great West Life) usually submit their receipts to the private insurer for reimbursement. If you have been a victim of crime in B.C. any time after July 1, 1972 you may qualify for treatment funding through the provincial government’s Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP). If you were a victim of crime in some other province, you must contact the appropriate agency in that other province to see if funding is available for treatment in B.C.
Fees are $185:00 for individual counseling and $200:00 for couples and family counseling. Sessions are 50 minutes. Longer sessions may be available and will be prorated on the same hourly basis. Group Therapy fees depend on the length of each session. Groups are generally $35-$50 per hour for each participant. Group size is typically 8-12 members. Weekly groups last 6 weeks. Weekend groups are typically one or two days and may be for women only, men only, or may be issue oriented (i.e. weight loss, aging with flair, trauma recovery).
In some instances reduced fees (sliding scale) may be considered for low income clients, students and fixed income retirees. There may be a wait list for such reductions.
Some clients may be covered on EAP plans. Fees for psychological services are also deductible as a medical expense on your income tax return.