What Does Therapy Cost?
The fee for psychological services is dependent on the services being provided (e.g., individual, couple/family) but generally ranges from $210-230/hour. Please discuss fees when you call to make your first appointment.
Payments is typically made at the end of each session. We accept payment by cheque, or electronic funds transfer.
Many insurance plans provide coverage for psychological services (e.g., Blue Cross, ManuLife, SunLife, etc.). Your insurance provider will provide you with information about your particular plan. We will provide receipts that can be used to claim your insurance reimbursement. Please let us know if you would like to arrange for the fee to be paid directly by your insurance company or some other organization or person (e.g., an Employee Assistance Program, an employer, a family member, etc.).
Psychological services are not covered by Alberta Health Care.
What Can I Expect in Therapy?
Therapy session are typically 50 minutes or 120 minutes in length.
In each session, you can expect that your therapist will check in with you about your current goals and assess your progress towards meeting them. We will also track therapeutic alliance in every session, to ensure that we are developing and maintaining a collaborative and productive therapeutic partnership.
During the first session, you and your psychologist will review your goals for therapy and together you will formulate a plan for how you will work together to achieve them.
Your psychologist might ask you about your family background, educational and employment history, medical history, and the social supports in your life. Your psychologist will also likely assess specific psychological symptoms that you are seeking treatment for. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and we encourage you to be active in your treatment planning.