Therapy & Counselling Rates

Fees

My initial phone consultation is free. My fees are calculated at the current rate of $120.00 per hour.  Services occurring beyond the 60 minute session are billed at the same rate in 10 minute increments including phone calls.

Reduced Rates

I do not offer reduced rates or pro-bono services however I can offer phone consultation and referrals for those who cannot afford counselling at this time.

Cancellation Policy

Scheduled appointment times are reserved for you therefore your commitment to being on time and reliable ensures your progress.  It is your responsibility to provide at least 24 hours notice for cancelling an appointment either by phone or by email (joanne.onerheim@ownmindcounselling.ca) otherwise, you will be charged for the session.

Payment Methods

Major credit cards, cheques and cash are accepted at the time of service and detailed receipts will be given at the end of session or via email.  It is helpful to respecting our time together to streamline payments including pre-authorized payments on credit cards in order to reduce the amount of paperwork during sessions.  You can make cheques payable to Own Mind Counselling Services.

 

Insurance Coverage

Many extended health care programs like Blue Cross, Great West Life, etc.  Cover services offered by Registered Clinical Counsellors, RCC’s.  It is important for you to ask your insurer about your coverage ahead of time.  Your Human Resources Department is bound by confidentiality and should provide you this information. You will submit your receipts to your insurer after the my services have been provided and paid for. If you find you do not have coverage, counselling services are tax deductible; be sure to keep copies of your receipts for income tax purposes.