RATES, COVERAGE, & FAQ
Counselling sessions are 50 minutes unless otherwise specified and are $130. (Please note that as of June 1, 2021 my rates will be $140+gst for individual sessions). Please note that longer sessions may sometimes be helpful, especially for relationship counselling, and can be arranged. Payment can be made with cash or cheque at the time of the session or an e-transfer prior to the session.
Although the BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) does not cover registered clinical counselling fees, you or your partner may be covered by an extended health plan. Please check with your extended health plan directly to see if you are covered. A receipt with my registration number will be provided.
Therapy is an investment that may not be accessible to you at this stage in your life. Please know that I understand that everyone's finances are different and do work with a select number of clients at a significantly reduced rate. If finances are a barrier to your seeking help please don't hesitate to connect with me.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)?
How long are therapy sessions?
Sessions are typically 50 minutes in duration although longer sessions may be useful especially for relationship counselling sessions.
How long, or how often, do I need to come to counselling for it to work?
This is something we can establish during our first few sessions together but there really is no set timeframe. It will depend on your preferences, your time and financial constraints, and the reason you chose to come to therapy in the first place (are you coming in to deal with a specific problem or are you taking a deeper look at some long held beliefs and behaviours?). Often times individuals begin with weekly sessions and then they move to biweekly or to an as- needed basis.
Is everything that is discussed during counselling sessions kept confidential?
Do you offer free initial consultations?
What is your cancellation policy?
Which type of counselling modalities do you use?
try to reduce, change, avoid, suppress, or control undesirable symptoms or problems but rather encourages clients to open up to uncomfortable thoughts or feelings - to make room for them, and allow them to come and go without a struggle.
Do you do in home visits?
Yes. I do in home visits for expectant mothers and new parents who would like to have a session in the comfort of their own home where they are able to tend to their young child(ren).
Are Your Services Covered By ICBC?
Currently, counselling services are a "may pay" benefit, and it is up to the file handler to decide whether counselling is necessary and/or would facilitate improvement. A physician's referral would help in getting counselling services approved.
As of April 1, 2019 however, counselling services will become a "must pay" benefit. Claimants will be pre-approved for 12 sessions with an RCC or CCC as long as there is collaboration with a physician. ICBC will cover up to $120/session.
I do not currently offer direct billing, but will provide you with a receipt to submit to your file handler.