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Our Fees And Rates

Registered Psychologists & Registered Clinical Social Workers

 

Psychological fees are set in accordance with the recommended fee schedule of the Psychologist's Association of Alberta and are based on a 50-minute session. Each counselling session is $220; however, clients may be eligible for a sliding fee scale depending on their coverage and financial position. Please check with your employer or healthcare provider regarding coverage of psychological services, as fees may be fully or partially covered. Note: A referral from a medical doctor is not required to begin counselling services, and there is no charge for the initial 15-minute phone consultation. 

   FNIHB-NIHB/IRS

 

Clients with Treaty Status or have been impacted by the Residential School System. First Nations Inuits Health Branch (NIHB) and the Indian Residential School support program cover 20 sessions. Clients must go through their insurance first before accessing FNIHB. This is not our policy but NIHB requirements. Our psychologists fall under the guidelines of (NIHB) and can help provide counselling at no cost to the client. Clients who have suffered from the impacts of Residential Schools can also access coverage for mental health services. 

*For more information and to see other options available for Indigenous clients, please visit our page: 

Provisional Psychologists

Provisional Registered Psychologist fees are $187.00 for individual sessions and $210.00 for Couples Counselling. Insurance benefits and Jordan's Principle also cover them. They are not covered under NIHB; however, the psychologist will provide a sliding fee scale based on clients' needs. 

Canadian Certified Counsellors

CCC's fees start at $150.00 a session. They are covered by some insurance benefits, such as BlueCross Medavie and Greenshield, that allow direct billing and may qualify for reimbursement from other insurance companies. Jordan's Principle can also cover CCC's. They are not covered under NIHB in Alberta, however, but may be able to offer sliding fee scale options as well. 

Indigenous Counsellors, Mental Health Therapists, Interns/Students

All Indigenous Counsellors, Mental Health Providers, and Interns are all pay-for-service providers. These fees may or may not be refundable with Insurance companies. Check with your insurance provider first before accessing services. Indigenous Counsellors also fall under Jordan's Principle. 

 

Our agency provides sliding fee scale rates by counsellors. Indigenous Counsellors have a Masters Level Education and Canadian Counselling Accreditation. Counsellors are also covered under Sunlife, Pacific BlueCross, Equitable Life, Greenshield, Bluecross, and Manulife. These services are also tax-reimbursed. 

Fees range from 120.00-150.00 based on specialization. 

 

Masters of Counselling students offer sliding fee scale rates starting at 120.00. They are supervised by Leigh Sheldon and trained to offer Indigenous counselling services. 

Payment Options

​Payment Options include cash, cheque, e-transfer, credit card, and debit visa. Payment can be made prior to or at the end of each session, and a receipt/invoice will be issued after payment is received. Direct billing is available for insurance companies, NIHB, IRS, and Jordan's Principle.

     Insurance Provider Coverage 

  • BlueCross

  • Green Shield

  • Canada West

  • Medavie BlueCross

  • Empire Life

  • SSC Insurance

  • Desjardins Insurance

  • Johnson 

  • Canada Life

  • ASEBP

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