Fees are paid at the end of each treatment session by cash, cheque, or eTransfer to email@example.com. 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.
In some instances, reduced fees (sliding scale) may be considered for low-income clients, students and fixed-income retirees. There may be a waitlist for such reductions.
Fees for psychological services are also deductible as a medical expense on your income tax return.