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.
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; daytime appointments only.
Package Rate Conditions
Packages must be prepaid and are non-refundable. You have up to one year to use your sessions. 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, I 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 Startup Package for $390, I will issue you I will issue you 3 receipts for $130, each receipt dated for and issued on the date of each session.
For established clients who have met their therapy goals and are wanting to maintain their gains long-term.
My couples session rate is the same as for individual counselling.
There is an additional cost of $29 USD for couples who have chosen to complete the Gottman Relationship Check Up questionnaires plus a fee of $75, 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.
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 are billed at $70 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.
$2.00 from each and every Willow Tree Counselling session is contributed to several mental heath programs / registered charities in the community.
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Cash, cheque, or Interac e-transfer payments are preferred. I also accept payment via PayPal or credit card; my credit card reader does not accept Visa debit cards. I do not have a debit machine in my office.
Official receipts which include my registration number, are issued for all sessions. Receipts can be printed or emailed to you: your choice.
All e-transfer and PayPal payments must be made in advance of your session. The PayPal option is available for clients with a pre-scheduled appointment time. Sessions cannot be booked online. You do not require a PayPal account to pay in this manner; you may pay as a “guest.”
Cash or cheque payments are made at either the start or conclusion of each session: your choice.
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.
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.
Download my resource list of lower-cost professional counselling options in Vancouver: Reduced-Cost-Counselling.pdf. (Corrections and suggestions welcome)