My appointment hours are Monday through Friday afternoons Pacific Time.
Individual session: $225 (includes GST)
Couples session: $275 (includes GST)
Longer sessions are pro-rated.
For services provided outside of scheduled appointments, such as phone calls, consultations with other professionals, and report writing, the above hourly rates will be charged.
If you need to change an appointment, please let me know 2 business days prior (48 hours notice). If you cancel in less than 48 hours but we are able to reschedule your session that same week, there is no charge for the cancellation. If we are unable to reschedule your session, late cancellations are charged in full.
What if I am running late?
If it is safe to do so, please let me know. If you are 20 minutes late for a session, the appointment will be considered as a missed appointment and you are responsible for payment.
Interac e-Transfer accepted. Fees are to be paid in advance to reserve the initial appointment time for you. For follow-up appointments, fees are to be paid in full before the appointment or on the day of.
Crime Victim Assistance Program
I am approved to see clients with Crime Victim Assistance funding, which covers a portion of my fee.
Student/Extended Health Benefits
Some employers, colleges, and universities will provide partial coverage. After you pay for the session, I email you a receipt that you can submit to your benefits provider. Contact your benefits provider to find out if your plan covers the fees of a Registered Clinical Counsellor.
First Nations Health Benefit
I am currently not accepting new clients for the First Nations Health Benefit. Check the FNHA provider list for social workers who have more coverage under FNHA policy.
All appointments are by phone.
Previous Chinatown Office
In previous years, my in person office had the following accessibility information, noted here just for some history of my practice:
Near major transit routes with a parkade across the street. The building has a non-automatic entrance door that I can assist with opening. While my office is scent-free, the building itself is not, with the occasional burning of incense outside. There is an elevator with sufficient space for a wheelchair. The washrooms are gendered. Each washroom has two stalls, can accommodate a wheelchair, and requires a key from my office. My counselling office has a bamboo hardwood floor and can accommodate a wheelchair. There is natural lighting from a skylight. Seating is a large sofa that can accommodate bodies of different sizes, and there are also cushions and a foot stool.
While I enjoyed running my own in person office and making lots of tea, telephone counselling has always been an important part of my work, for over a decade of clinical counselling, as well as part of my community support work and training prior to that. You are welcome to contact me if you have any questions or accessibility needs before your session.