Self-referrals are welcomed. Your general physician does not need to refer you for psychological services, as you may seek them out on your own.
Student teletherapy sessions are offered at $100 per session. For every 4 sessions, the students gets one hour of supervision from me. Most insurance provider's cover this cost, as long as the student is being supervised by a registered psychologist. Please do confirm this with your provider beforehand.
This opportunity is also granted to clients who encounter financial difficulty which preclude them from receiving therapy and psychological support with their presenting issues.
The psychology students offering the teletherapy sessions are supervised by me and your therapeutic needs would be receiving both of our attention. This is a wonderful opportunity to receive support at a much lower cost.
Check with your insurance provider to determine what coverage you have for the services provided by a Registered Psychologist in British Columbia.
If any of these fees are not covered by your insurance or if you happen to be without health coverage, note that these psychological services are tax deductible and they qualify as a medical expense.
Note that a 48-hour cancellation policy is in place at all times and without exception. If you cancel within 48 hours, you will incur the following fees.
1 missed session: $100.00
3 missed sessions: $150.00
5 missed sessions: $200.00
Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP)
I am registered with CVAP, a government funded program, which covers a portion of my full fee to help with the healing process associated with traumatic experiences.
Emergency or Crisis
If you are experiencing an emergency or crisis of a medical, mental health, or trauma-related nature, immediately call 911 or the BC suicide prevention phone-line at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433). You may also go to the nearest hospital emergency room to seek immediate support.
In order to ensure full confidentiality and a secure transmission of information between therapist and client, it is necessary that you refrain from e-mailing me content related to your therapy sessions. However, should you choose to communicate via e-mail, I provide an encrypted e-mail which you will be given during your time in my care.