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Fees + Privacy

 

Informed Consent and Confidentiality

As a Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta, I am bound by the guidelines outlined in the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists.
With respect to informed consent and confidentiality, I must ensure the following in the delivery of your therapy services:

  • You must be fully informed of the nature, risks and benefits of services and interventions to be received
  • Your written consent for services is required prior to initiating therapy
  • All information pertaining to you and your therapy services will be kept strictly confidential
  • Information about you and your therapy services can only be released to another party with your expressed written permission.

Only in the following situations is the request for written permission waived:

  • There is imminent risk of harm to you
  • There is imminent risk of harm to others
  • A child is at imminent risk of harm
  • A judge subpoenas your file to a court of law

These guidelines will be carefully reviewed during your initial session.
 

Fees

As a Registered Psychologist, I follow the fee schedule that is recommended by the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA). For more information, please visit: https://www.psychologistsassociation.ab.ca/site/recommended_fee_schedule

Currently, the hourly fee for psychotherapy is $200. The cost of longer sessions is calculated accordingly (eg. 1.5 hours = $300). Fees may be negotiated if there are exceptional circumstances.

Payment for individual sessions is made at the time of each appointment. Payment can be made by cheque, cash or e-transfer. Receipts are issued by email for easy record keeping.
 

Insurance Coverage

Psychological services are not covered by Alberta Health Care. Extended health care benefits through your employer usually reimburse costs for services provided by a Registered Psychologist. Please check with your benefits plan administrator prior to your first appointment to obtain specifics on your particular plan (number of sessions allowed, percentage of fees covered). This information can assist us in planning your therapy.

If you have no additional benefits coverage, psychological services are a tax deductible health expense. Keep all receipts for income tax purposes.