Rates and Fees
The cost for an individual counselling session is $100/hour
Payment is accepted by cash, cheque or email money transfer.
Referrals from private health care and third party funders are accepted.
Counselling services are not paid for by the British Columbia Medical Services Plan; however, there are many sources of funding and reimbursement available, and of course clients can pay the fees directly as well.
Extended Health Plan
Many Employers’ extended health plans include coverage of counselling services for their employees and employees’ family members. These plans pay for all or a portion of each session, depending on the coverage, and annual coverage limits vary from policy to policy. Check with your benefit guide and your insurance company to find out what is covered. Typically, clients pay the counsellor directly and are reimbursed by the insurance company.
Employee & Family Assistance Programs
Some employers offer EFAP coverage as a part of their benefits package. These specialized support programs are in place to help employees & their families deal with challenging situations and mental health issues. These EFAPs preapprove counsellors in the area and can usually provide coverage for a qualified counsellor of your choosing as well. If your employer offers this coverage, they can provide you with contact information to access these services directly; you will not have to provide any information about the situation to your employer.
ICBC & WCB
Consult directly with ICBC or WCB regarding coverage for counselling services.