◻ My usual fee for an individual session of 50 minutes is $125, and follows the BCACC’s 2018 recommendation.
◻ My usual fee for a couple session of 60 minutes is $150.
◻ Inquire if a sliding scale is available since everyone’s financial circumstances are different.
◻ Reduced monthly fees can be arranged for psychoanalytic treatment.
◻ You will receive an invoice at the end of each month (or each week if you prefer). Payment by cash or cheque is appreciated.
Some Extended Health Plans and Health Spending Accounts cover, to a limited amount, the services of Registered Clinical Counsellors in BC and/or psychoanalysts who are members of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society (Canadian Institute of Psychoanalysis). This coverage should be verified with the plan administrator in advance. A receipt is provided after each payment with the necessary information for your health plan where applicable.
Income Tax Medical Expense Deduction
Psychotherapists and psychoanalysts are generally not on the list of eligible service providers for the medical expense deduction although the list varies by province and changes over time. For current information, it is best to obtain advice from a tax professional.