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 registered clincial counsellors
  • $160 - $190 for registered social workers
  • $225 for registered 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?

Please contact us for information on the pricing of our group therapy programs.  In general, the cost of our group programs averages $60 - $75 per hour, and include 3-6 months of weekly support groups (aftercare). 

For certain groups, we have a sliding scale available, subject to availability.

An intake assessment is required prior to admission to our group therapy programs.  The assessment fee varies depending on the program, the complexity of the client's diagnosis, and any third party reporting requirements.  As an approximation, our standard intake assessment is $630, with any additional time billed at $200 per hour plus GST.

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

We will not share your information with any outside parties, without your approval.

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. However, if you start our program and then decide before the start of the fourth (4th) clinical day that it is not for you, we will prorate the fees for unattended days and refund the balance.

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