The following methods of payments are accepted:
Most employers typically provide some form of insurance coverage for counselling and therapy, either indirectly through insurance plans (i.e. Pacific Blue Cross), or directly through the provision of specified funds for counselling purposes through an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Counselling is not covered through MSP.
To determine if you have extended health coverage, the first thing you should do is check with your insurance carrier. Check your coverage carefully and find the answers to the following questions:
What are my counselling benefits with a registered counsellor?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
How many therapy sessions does my plan cover per year?
Payment for counselling sessions is required at the time of each session. If you have insurance coverage, you will be reimbursed for your therapy sessions by your insurance provider.
Registered Clinical Counsellors are professional counsellors who are registered with and accountable to the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). The BCACC meets the strictest academic and professional qualification standards and all RCC’s are required to adhere to a code of ethical conduct. All RCC’s have also fulfilled the Association’s rigorous requirements with respect to education, supervision, and clinical experience. For more information feel free to visit the BCACC website HERE.
In BC, the CRIME VICTIM ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CVAP) often awards victims of crime a set number of counselling sessions to help address issues or concerns related to the crime that was perpetrated against them. I am registered as a service provider with the Crime Victim Assistance Program and am happy to support people through the process of APPLYING FOR CVAP FUNDING.
For more information on CVAP, CLICK HERE.
As a counsellor in private practice, my confidentiality policy is in line with the industry standard. The bottom line is, everything we talk about will stay confidential between you and I. The only reason I would need to break confidentiality is if:
You were to tell me of a child or vulnerable adult being subjected to abuse or neglect.
You were to disclose an immediate intention to end your life or the life of another person.
If you’re involved in a legal matter and the court subpoenas your file.