The frequency of sessions depends on your needs and context. Weekly sessions can be helpful if you wish to explore concerns deeply or get through a difficult time. Four to six sessions can help to build new tools or to support a transition. For more long-term work, bi-weekly or monthly sessions may be appropriate.
The therapy hour session is a 50-hour appointment. The fee for my counselling service is $135 Canadian dollars plus GST ($6.75) for a total of $141.75 for a 50-minute session. This fee is in accordance with the BCACC guidelines for individual counselling.
I offer a discount of 10% for pre-paid package of 5 sessions, and a limited number of sliding scale options based on need. Please inquire if this would allow you to pursue counselling together.
If you have extended health benefits, our work together may be covered. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC. Please check with your insurance provider first to see if you are eligible. Please note that I do not take insurance directly; you must first pay for your services and then be reimbursed.
I am a First Nations Health Authority provider and can provide counselling for Indigenous peoples in BC. You are eligible if you have Status. As well, you may be eligible if you are a former student, or are a family member of a former student, who attended a residential school listed in the 2006 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. You may also be eligible if you are experiencing trauma or distress stemming from missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada. Please contact me or access FNHA directly to learn more https://www.fnha.ca/benefits/mental-health .
I am also an approved counsellor through the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.