Rates

  • $200-$250 per 50-minute session with Registered Psychologists
  • $160-$200 per 50-minute session with Registered Clinical Counsellors
  • $120-$150 per hour with Child and Youth Therapists
  • $65 per 50-minute session with psychology graduate students in the Clinical Psychology Training Clinic

Insurance

Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:

  • Do I have mental health insurance benefits for Registered Psychologists / Registered Clinical Counsellors?
  • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
  • What is the coverage amount per person or per family member?
  • Is a referral required from my primary care physician?
  • Please note that the Vancouver Psychology Centre does not bill directly to benefit plans or 3rd party insurance providers. Clients pay fees directly to Vancouver Psychology Centre, receive a receipt, and submit that receipt for reimbursement to their insurance provider

Payment

Cash, cheque, interac debit and all major credit cards accepted for payment.

Cancellation Policy

If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment, and you have not notified us at least 48 work-day-hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session {for example, if you have a 10am appointment on a Monday and wish to cancel, we would need to know by 10am the previous Thursday in order to avoid your being charged for that session}. Please note: Because we often have a wait list, our helpful staff will endeavour to fill any session that you have cancelled with less than 48 work-day-hours notice with another client, and if they are able to do so, there will be no charge to you. If that appointment cannot be filled, you will be responsible for the fees. Many families use this time to have our psychologists and counsellors consult with physicians, teaching staff, give feedback by phone to parents or other team members, or they can use this time to complete letters, notes to school, employers or otherwise.

Emergency Response

Our clinic provides day-time ‘elective’ care – this means that we don’t have the resources to provide care outside of clinic hours on weekends or evenings. If an emergency issue arises, we recommend seeking care from your Family Physician, Emergency Department, or that you call 9-1-1 or your local crisis line. In our area:

  • Local Crisis Centre Lines anywhere in B.C.: 310-6789
  • Canada Wide Kids Help Phone (5-20 years): 1-800-668-6868
  • Vancouver Youth Crisis Line: 604-872-3311
  • Vancouver Seniors Distress Line: 604-872-1234