balance counselling and Pain management services
Couples or Family Therapy (50 min. session) 130.00
Sliding Scale sessions (50 min. session) 70.00
Telephone Consultation (pro-rated to the minute) 115.00/hr
Travel Time (pro-rated to the minute) 115.00/hr
Email or text consultation (pro-rated to the minute) 115.00/hr
I follow the recommended fee schedule set out by the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors, which I've listed below. I also keep 2 spaces a week for sliding scale, for up to a maximum of 10 sessions per client. All the fees listed below include 5% GST. Third party payment may be a possibility for you, as counselling fees may be covered by extended health benefit plans, long-term disability plans, Crime Victims Assistance Program, ICBC, WorkSafeBC, or Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Please contact your plan to see what resources may be available to you.
If you are unable to pay full fees and are ineligible for third party payment, consider accessing some of the sliding scale or student led counselling in Vancouver, which offer excellent services as well. The crisis lines (1-800-784-2433) are often helpful, both in terms of supporting you through an immediate crisis and in helping you find the resources which are right for you.
Our first contact, whether by phone or email, is free, to give us both a chance to assess whether Balance Counselling is a good fit for your needs. If I’m not the best starting place for you, I will give you suggestions about other services that may be a better fit. Fees can be paid by cheque, etransfer or cash at the end of the session, or I can e-mail you an invoice for payment by credit cards via PayPal.