Sessions with our senior clinician, Cynthia Schoppmann, are $140/hour (+ HST) for individuals and $150/hour (+ HST) for couples. Cynthia is also able to direct bill Medavie Blue Cross (has experience working with military and veterans) as well as Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) (for First Nations, Inuit & Métis that are covered through the program)
Our associate therapists offer individual counselling sessions at rates varying between $120/hour to 140$/hour (+ HST) based on their years of professional experience. They offer couple’s counselling sessions at rates varying between $130/hour to 140$/hour (+ HST).
Our counselling interns offer services at a reduced rate of 80$/hour (+ HST). However, we also have sliding scale rates and limited pro-bono spaces available in order to make our services more accessible.
- What is a sliding-scale rate?
A sliding scale rate would be a lower rate than what we standardly charge and would be discussed and negotiated with your therapist based on your current financial circumstances (maybe we could highlight sliding-scale and link it to a question on our FAQ page that could have this description?)
- What is a pro-bono space?
A pro bono space would allow an individual to access free counselling sessions with their therapist for a determined period of time. Limited pro bono spaces are available and eligibility is assessed case by case by reviewing each individual’s financial circumstances.
Please book a free consultation with one of our counselling interns to further discuss these options and to determine if they may be the right fit for working with you.
Free consultations: Free short consultations (usually about 15 minutes in length) are available with any of the practice’s therapists. This short introduction is a great way to get a feel for the therapist’s approach and to ask any questions that you may have. These consultations are not meant to replace an actual counselling or psychotherapy appointment. Therefore, you will not be going into great detail surrounding your presenting concerns during this brief meeting.
First appointment free is something that is available with all of our current counselling interns. This is the actual first appointment that you would have with your intern therapist (in addition to the free consultation that you may have also accessed).
Methods of Payment
We accept cash (exact change), cheques, e-transfers or credit card methods of payment when services are delivered in-person. For tele-consultations, e-transfers and credit cards are the only methods of payment currently accepted.
Our counseling interns offer services at a reduced rate of 80$/hour (+ HST). However, we also have sliding scale rates and limited pro-bono spaces available in order to make our services more accessible.