I have an office in North Vancouver where I see clients in-person, but I am not currently accepting new patients.
I also work with clients using Skype, Webex and FaceTime. If using electronic or phone counselling I ask that you call me at our designated session time.
Fees & Payment
My hourly fee is $140 with payment by cash, cheque, or online transfer (e-transfer). My fee is prorated for length of session – meaning a 90 minute session costs $210.
For in person appointments, payment is requested at the end of each session. Online appointments require payment in advance of the session.
The fees for social work counselling services may be partly covered under an extended health plan – the same plan that reimburses you for medications, eyeglasses, massages, etc. Read the fine print in your extended health plan to see how the coverage works and that a Registered Social Worker (RSW) is covered. I issue a receipt that you can send to the insurance company for reimbursement.
There is no GST on my services.
Individual sessions are 60 minutes long.
Couple sessions are 90 minutes long. Longer couple sessions allow us to have enough time to focus on the issues and start to change unhealthy couple habits to healthier ways of being together.
Appointments & Cancellations
I make and change my own appointments. Between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, if I’m not in a counselling session, I answer my phone. My goal is to reply to messages the day received.
If you need to cancel an appointment, please try to give me 24 hours notice. No-shows without notice cost $50, unless you are sick.
Telephone Follow-Up & Consultations
If you are one of my currently active clients, I believe being available for telephone consultations is part of my service. When we are changing habits it is extraordinarily powerful to deal with a concern in the moment, rather than waiting until the next session.
So if you wish to talk something over with me in between appointments, just call.
If I don’t answer, leave a message with some times when I can reach you. These consultations are billable if over 10 minutes, but I find that usually a brief talk deals with whatever is the issue.