Fees & Financial Considerations
Payment options include: cheque, etransfer, cash, and most major credit cards. Many extended health plans will cover a portion of the cost of psychological services and may also be claimed through Health Spending Accounts. Clients are encouraged to contact their extended health benefits provider to determine their coverage for psychological services.
Psychological services are exempt from GST and may qualify as a medical expense for income tax purposes. Clients are typically billed directly for services rendered and a detailed receipt will be provided to submit for reimbursement. Direct billing is also available for several insurance companies
Considerations for Post-Secondary Students
The Canada Student Grants program may cover a significant portion of the cost of your assessment (up to $1700).
Missed Appointments & Cancelation Policy
I do not bill my clients for missed appointments. 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 the 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.