Fees – (to December 2019)
- Initial Assessment: 75 minutes. $115.00 + GST
- Regular session. 55 minutes. $100.00 + GST
- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). $100.00 + GST
Make an appointment: Inner Ocean Healing Centre.
By cheque, cash, credit card, debit or e-transfer. A receipt will be provided to you. With the exception of VAC (POC-12) clients, I do not bill directly to insurance companies. If you have coverage, you can submit your paid receipt to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Counselling and Psychotherapy fees are considered to be medical expenses for tax purposes, and may be claimed on your income tax form.
Please be aware that MSI does not cover the costs of seeing a Psychologist or Registered Counselling Therapist in Nova Scotia.
Private Insurance Plans
Some insurers will fully or partially reimburse the services of a Registered Counselling Therapist (RCT/RCT-C) and some do not. I am a registered health care provider with Medavie Blue Cross and with Greenshield Extended health. Desjardins, Great West Life, Manulife, Sun Life Financial have also recognized the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (NSCCT) as a regulatory body and its licensed RCTs and RCT-Cs as service providers. This recognition is only valid in those cases where an employer, organization, or corporate client has included RCTs as service providers under their particular plan. Payment for claims for services will only be approved when RCTs are included as service providers under a particular plan. Please check with your plan administrator.
I am an approved EAP provider for the Nova Scotia Workers’ Compensation Board.
I am an external provider for Veterans Affairs Canada (Programs of Choice (POC-12), click here to view information about this program.
I am an approved provider as a counselling therapist with the Victim Services Criminal Injuries Counselling Program, Nova Scotia Department of Justice. Click here to view information about this program.
Please note that the above programs only partially cover the cost of the counselling therapy service. In the case of VAC and Victim Services, coverage is provided UP TO eighty-five (85) dollars per session. Please be aware that the client is responsible to provide for the remainder of the fee.
I am also an approved provider for a number of extended health insurance providers, including:
Public Service Commission of Nova Scotia: includes Nova Scotia Government Employees & Health Care Workers of former Health Authorities whose plans are administered by Medavie Blue Cross
- Health Association Nova Scotia (HANS) – See listing of members here (includes IWK, Shannex, VON, Canadian Red Cross, College of Registered Nurses of NS, College of Occupational Therapists of NS, and College of Physicians and Surgeons of NS, and Canadian Red Cross) covered under Manulife Financial.
- Admiral Insurance
- Halifax Professional Fire Fighters Association
- Halifax Regional Police Association (Great West Life)
- Ledwidge Lumber
- Local 615 Mainland Nova Scotia Labourers
- Professional Association of Residents – Maritime Provinces Dalhousie Medical School Residents
- Shaw Group
- Tandus Flooring Limited
Volunteer & low fee Counselling/Psychotherapy Services (past volunteer work)
(2017) I have been a volunteer counselling provider for the Halifax Refugee Clinic. For more information on the clinic, or to access their legal and counselling services see link here.
(2017) You may be referred to me by the Veith House Advocacy, Counselling and Trustee Service program, referenced on the 211 Nova Scotia site. For information on Veith House click here.
Note: This program is no longer offered by Veith House as of July 2018. I continue to search for other options for low income clients. I do not currently offer a sliding rate.
If you need any other information, please contact me.