Rates for Registered Psychologists are $220 for a 50-minute session (there is not added GST); for a Canadian Certified Counsellor or Registered Clinical Counsellor, the rate is $150 + GST 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 conduct. The current cost of a psychoeducational assessment is $3,300. While the cost is typically capped at $3,300, in some cases, extensive supplemental testing may raise the cost of the assessment. Any cost increases will always be discussed beforehand with the client.
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. In some cases, direct billing is possible.
We work with a variety of third party payer programs such as ICBC, WorkSafeBC, the Crime Victims Assistance Program, Jordan’s Principle, and the Autism Funding Program. Workers on disability may have access to psychotherapy through their disability management companies (e.g. Canada Life). 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.