Fees & Financial Considerations
Thank you for seeking our services! Fees are current as of January 1, 2018. Although psychological services are not covered through Alberta Health Services, many extended health plans will cover a portion of the cost of psychological services and can also be claimed through Health Spending Accounts. Extended health benefit policies vary widely in their coverage for psychological services. Please contact your benefits provider to determine your coverage for psychological services.
Payment options include: debit, cheque, etransfer, cash, and most major credit cards.
Psychological services are exempt from GST and may qualify as a medical expense for your income tax purposes. Clients are typically billed directly for services rendered and a detailed receipt will be provided to you to submit to your extended benefits provider for reimbursement.
DIRECT BILLING is now available for Alberta Blue Cross, Green Shield Canada, Great-West Life, The Cooperators, Equitable Life, NexgenRx, Desjardins Insurance, First Canadian, Industrial Alliance, Johnston Group Inc., Maximum Benefit, Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance, CINUP, Cowan, First Canadian, SSQ Financial Group.
Considerations for Post-Secondary Students
If you are applying for a student loan, there are federal and provincial grants for students with disabilities. The Canada Student Grants program may cover a portion ($1200) of the cost of your assessment, a $2000 grant per loan year to help meet your education costs, and up to $8000 per loan year to help with assistive services/equipment. The Alberta Grant for Students With Disabilities offers up to $3000 per loan year to assist with assistive services/equipment.
Missed Appointments & Cancelation Policy
I do not bill my clients for missed appointments, but please provide as much notice as possible if you must reschedule your appointment.
Protecting Your Privacy
The information you provide a psychologist during the course of assessment is confidential with exceptions as mandated by law (i.e., "duty to report" when a minor is in need of protection; when disclosure is necessary to prevent immediate and grave harm to your life, someone else's life, or public safety; or if your file is subpoenaed).
Contact with others involved in your care (e.g., teachers, physicians) will be discussed with you in advance and is only done with your written consent.
My record keeping practices are in accordance with the College of Alberta Psychologists Standards of Practice regarding Maintenance and Retention of Records. All documentation is secured in locked filing cabinets and electronic data (e.g., assessment reports) are encrypted and password-protected.