In-Person, Phone and Video Sessions

50-minute Session – $160

Standard session for those who want a concentrated therapy appointment and feel that their concerns can be addressed within this time frame. My most popular session length.

75-minute Session – $220

Ideal for people who are looking for more time to express their concerns. Less time pressure when you feel that there is a lot of ground to cover. This session length allows more time for goal setting and planning, or if needed, crisis intervention. Subject to availability and by special arrangement with Megan.

Discounted Package Rates Available:

  • Three 50-minute Sessions: $456
    Save $24. My most popular package.
  • Five 50-minute Sessions: $740
    Save $60.
  • Ten 50-minute Sessions: $1,440
    Save $160.

Package Rate Conditions

Packages must be prepaid and are non-refundable. You have up to one year to use your sessions; it is incumbent on clients to remember how long they have left in their package, before it expires. If you purchase a counselling package and want to claim the cost through your workplace extended health plan, please note that extended health benefit plans do not allow you to claim for prepaid sessions (i.e. sessions which have not yet occurred).  As such, Megan will divide the cost of the package by the number of sessions and write you separate receipts for the date of each session. For example, if you purchase a three-session package for $456, Megan will issue you 3 receipts for $152, each receipt dated for and issued on the date of each session.

25-Minute Booster Session – $85

Subject to availability and by special arrangement with Megan.

Those that benefit most from booster sessions:

  • Established clients who have met their therapy goals and are wanting to maintain their gains long-term.
  • Clients who benefit from brief, focused support in-between sessions.
There is no tax on my counselling sessions. Counselling services from Registered Clinical Social Workers (RCSWs) are GST and PST exempt.

Other Fees

Couples

My couples session rate is the same as for individual counselling.

There is an additional cost of $39 USD for couples who have chosen to complete the Enhanced Gottman Relationship Check Up questionnaires plus a fee of $120, to cover the time it takes me to review and summarize the questionnaire results and develop specific recommendations for you. This fee must be paid before I can complete my review.

Reports, Forms, Letter Writing, Clinical Document Review

There is no charge for work that is 15 minutes or less; completion of this work is dependent on my current schedule availability.

Requests over 15 minutes are billed at $90 per half hour of work. Some individuals have chosen to ask for paperwork to be completed in the course of their counselling session (for example, a request for an urgent letter), which is generally an acceptable option if this works better for you and if there is sufficient additional time left in your session to address your concerns.

Drops in the Bucket

$3.00 from each and every Willow Tree Counselling session is contributed to several mental heath programs / registered charities in the community.
Learn more about who I’m currently supporting

Payment

For phone or video sessions, please pay before your session by Interac e-Transfer, credit card or PayPal. Your credit card information can be entered in your secure client profile in the Jane App. Megan does not have access to your credit card details.

For those using PayPal, this option is available for clients with a pre-scheduled appointment time only. Sessions cannot be booked through PayPal. You do not require a PayPal account to pay for your session; you may pay as a “guest.”

For in-person sessions, cash, cheque or credit card payments are accepted.

Official receipts, which include my registration number, are issued for all sessions and are sent by email, unless you prefer a printed copy.

The Sanctity of the Counselling Receipt

Cancellations

I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice are charged a percentage of the cost of the session. Missed appointments are charged the full session fee. Read my full cancellation policy.

Funding

Extended Health

If you have extended health benefits through your work, or through an immediate family member’s employer, you may be covered for the services of a Registered Social Worker (RSW or RCSW). Some extended health plans cover RSWs and RCSWs, while others do not.

If you are covered to see a RSW or RCSW, and you are needing counselling services in Downtown Vancouver, I am one of a small number of social workers in private practice with a downtown Vancouver location.

If you are on short or long-term disability from your work, you may be eligible for counselling benefits. Please ask your insurance provider if you are eligible to receive counselling from an RSW. This applies to private insurance plans, not provincial (public) disability benefits.

"Am I Covered?" : Understanding Your Counselling Options

Reduced-Cost Counselling and Other Funding Options

Download my resource list of lower-cost professional counselling options in Vancouver: