Fees and Financing

Boreal Wellness Centres

What is the cost to see a counsellor?

Provincial health plans do not cover counselling fees, but you may have coverage for partial reimbursement through your company or union’s extended health plan (or that of your spouse). Some plans and most health spending accounts allow you to claim these types of expenses. You may also be able to claim these expenses when you file your income tax. We suggest you check with your tax professional to verify eligibility.

Our counselling fees are guided by the fee schedules of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and the College of Psychologists of BC. The fees for a 50 minute individual therapy session are:

  • $120 - $160 for clincial counsellors
  • $160 - $190 for social workers
  • $225 for psychologists
  • $100 for pre-doctoral graduate students supervised by a psychologist

All of the above fees do not include GST.

We may be able to bill your insurance company directly so that you are only responsible for the co-pay and plan deductible - ask us about this option.

What is the cost of the group therapy programs?

The cost of our group programs averages $60 - $75 per hour and often includes 6 months of weekly support groups hosted by a counsellor (aftercare). For certain groups, we have a sliding scale available, subject to availability. All prices below exclude GST.

Some extended health benefit plans will reimburse for group therapy but clients are responsible for verifying eligibility before a program commences.

An intake evaluation is required prior to admission to any our group therapy programs.  The evaluation fee varies depending on the program, the complexity of the client's diagnosis, and any third party reporting requirements.  


Anxiety / Depression Group

  • virtual or in-person group
  • 6 hours / week x 10 weeks
  • individual sessions available
  • 6 months aftercare included
  • $600 intake evaluation
  • $4,400 program fee
  • external reports available

Payment Details

For individual therapy sessions, fees are due on the day of the appointment.  We require 24 hours' notice of cancellations or we charge for the missed session.

For therapy groups, all fees are paid in advance. 

Financing Options

We offer convenient financing through PayBright, a trusted Canadian provider of consumer financing with an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau. Explore your financing options - complete a secure PayBright application by clicking the logo below. 

Upon approval (and once paperwork is completed), PayBright will forward the loan amount you select to Boreal Wellness Centres.  We will apply these funds to your program fees balance.  PayBright will deduct monthly payments from your bank account until the loan is repaid.