Rates for Registered Psychologists are $175 for a 50 minute session; for a Canadian Certified Counsellor or Registered Clinical Counsellor, the rate is $130 for a 50 minute session. Longer sessions are prorated accordingly.
While counselling fees are not covered by MSP, they are tax deductible. Many people access psychological or counselling services through their extended health insurance plans or other third party payer systems (see below). Our clinicians offer limited sliding scales and this can be discussed on a case-by-case basis. For full time ministry professionals, such as pastors and missionaries, we provide a 15% reduction on services.
The cost of a psychological assessment is based on a combination of factors, typically the nature and complexity of the assessment and the amount of time spent. Assessment quotes can be discussed with the psychologist before the commencement of the service.
Psychoeducational Assessments are the most common type of assessment our psychologists performed. The current cost of a psychoeducational assessment is $2,742.50. Typically, all psychoeducational assessments are capped at this rate regardless of time spent or complexity.
What third party payer options are available to help pay for my services?
Most individuals fund a portion of their therapy or testing through some form of extended health insurance. Check with your plan to determine whether it covers the services of the type of clinician you wish to see (R.Psych., CCC or RCC), and what your coverage is. Typically, payment is due after every session and a receipt is issued for you to be reimbursed from your insurance company.
If you are a crime victim, the Crime Victims Assistance Program may pay for your services. Some of our clinicians are approved providers of this program. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, you may also be able to obtain funding through ICBC. For certain types of workers, funding for the services of a Registered Psychologist may be available through their unions. Finally, workers on disability may have access to psychotherapy through their disability management companies. However, a separate referral is usually required.
If I do not have access to third party payer funding and cannot afford psychotherapy, do you have a sliding scale?
Yes, a limited sliding scale is available. Please inquire with us.