SERVICES and FEES
My services, as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), are usually covered by extended health care plans and employers. Please check with your plan provider for specific details on coverage. If you do have coverage, we provide direct billing with selected providers (currently we can only direct bill for Green Shield).
For TECK employed families coverage through Sunlife has increased to $2500 per person but must be submitted directly to the insurer. For TEACHERS the new BCTF agreement has increased mental health coverage to $1200 a year and added clinical counsellors as authorized providers. If you belong to a homeschooling association you may be eligible for funding that covers counselling. Please inquire with reception.
I offer couples, individual, child, youth, and family counselling.
Individual counselling session (50 minutes) - $120 + 5% GST = $126
Couples counselling - Joint assessment/sessions (80 minutes) - $250 + 5% GST = $262.50
Couples counselling - Individual assessment (50 minutes) - $120 + 5% GST = $126
Couples counselling has a four part assessment structure. The first session is as a couple, followed by individual sessions for each partner, and the last assessment session is as a couple for treatment planning. From there, depending on the issues identified, we will meet weekly, biweekly, or monthly to address and overcome the issues that are affecting your relationship.
I help clients address and overcome life stressors related to: couples issues (Gottman Method Couples Therapy), interpersonal and family issues (parent guiding and support), child behavioural concerns, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), autism (ASD), suicidal thoughts and actions, men's issues, career planning, existential crisis, gender identity and formation, grief and loss, abuse, and trauma.
Additionally, I also help clients: improve functioning, rehash and clarify goals, improve habits, optimize time management, increase happiness, learn and improve social skills, and connect with others.
I am a member of open path which provide affordable counselling options to accommodate those in financial need. You can apply and view my profile on that site here.
Payment is due at the end of each session. Accepted payment methods are cash, cheque, debit, and major credit cards. If you need to cancel or re-schedule an appointment, please provide 48 hours notice via email or phone. If you miss your appointment or do not provide 48 hours notice, you will be charged the full session fee.
***I am bilingual so sessions can be done in French. Je suis bilingue alors on peut parler en Français.