Schedule & Fees

Counselling Schedule

Free 20 min telephone consultation to determine if I am a good fit for your counselling needs.

Typical sessions are 50 minutes long.

Mondays 2:00 - 7:30 pm ONLINE

Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:30 pm ONLINE

Thursdays 10:00 am - 2:30 pm ONLINE

Fridays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm OFFICE IN PERSON

Fees

$140 - 175 per session for individual counselling.

$150 - 175 per session for couples or family.

Payment by E-transfer for online counselling or VISA, Mastercard, e-transfer for in person sessions. Please check with your extended health provider first if they will accept billing from a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and/or a Registered Clinical Social Worker (RCSW).

Insurance

I am registered with:
- Medavie Blue Cross as a Social Worker and Clinical Care Manager for billing with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC).
- Crime Victims Assistance Program (CVAP) - Victims Services and Crime Prevention Branch BC.
- ICBC for counselling.
- First Nations Health Authority.

Cancellations

I require 24 hours notice. Otherwise, you will be charged for the session.

Other Info

Revenue Canada recognizes Social Work as a health profession and exempts Registered Social Workers from charging GST for their clinical counselling services. Registered Social Workers, along with psychologists and psychiatrists,are the only clinical counselling groups exempted from charging GST.

Registered social workers (RSW) are now recognized as medical practitioners under the Income Tax Act. This means that clinical services provided by RSWs can be claimed on clients income tax returns. In accordance with the Medical Expense Tax Credit (METC), the Government of Canada will reimburse recipients of clinical services that have expenses greater than $2,109 in 2012 or 3 percent of the taxpayers net income.

A Note About Online Counselling

Due to COVID, most of my counselling has moved online.

I may offer on-line counselling if it is deemed appropriate and fitting for your situation. On-line counselling has limitations, compared to face-to-face counselling, and is not meant to manage or intervene in crisis situations.

Before contracting to do on-line counselling, you should consider the following:
- Whether on-line counselling is the best option for your needs;
- Whether you have the necessary computer literacy and access to a computer with high-speed internet to accommodate on-line counselling.

I use Zoom mostly for online counselling sessions. Other on-line options include Skype, FaceTime, or Doxy.me which provides telemedicine access between patients and providers. Please see consent form for electronic communication on my Schedule & Fees page.

I would like to acknowledge that we are gathered on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

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