E-counseling Sessions and Face-to-face Therapy
Pat Roles, MSW, RSW, BCATR
Therapy Online - Individual and Family Counseling
- Regular single session for $65 (CAD funds)
- Package of 3 regular sessions for $180 (CAD funds)
Fees are based on the time it takes to read your e-mail and to formulate the response.
Fees are about half the fees of face-to-face therapy sessions.
Payment is made online by credit card via Paypal.
Face-to-face Office Sessions:
- $140 (CAD funds) 1 hour session
Appointments available evenings and weekends
Face-to-face is paid by cheque, etransfer or cash on the day of the session or prior to the session by credit card via Paypal.
Fees for cancellation within 24 hours equal the full hourly rate unless an individual on the waiting list can take the last minute appointment. If the appointment is filled at short notice, then the cancellation fee is waived.
Extended Health and Health Insurance Plans:
E-mailtherapy.comdoes not bill Extended Health Plans, MSP, Medicare, Medicaid or any other insurance providers. You need to ask your extended health care provider to see if they cover e-counseling or face-to-face counseling with a registered social worker. Policies and plans often change. Online counselingis becoming more widely accepted as a therapeutic intervention, especially as cost, efficiency and access to services are being taken into consideration in provision of health care services.
Canada, Health insurance or extended health benefits may reimburse counseling fees paid to Registered Social Workers. Some Employee Assistance Programs (EAP or EFAP)have covered costs of counselling with a Registered Social Workerif there has been prior approval. This will differ depending upon your place of residence. Be sure to check with your health benefit provider and your employer. Some organizations in British Columbia, Canada,who have been know to have reimbursed employees in the past are:
- Workers Compensation Board
- Telus (union employees only, not management)
- University of Victoria (faculty and staff)
- Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation
- University of British Columbia's Student Health Plan
- City of Vancouver
- Bank of Montreal
- BC Hydro
- Canada Post
- Insurance Corporation of BC
- City of New Westminster
- Department of Indian Affairs
- Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
- Air Canada
Registered Social Worker:The BC College of Social Workers can be contacted to verify registration in the Province of British Columbia.
BC College of Social Workers
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Alternate spelling for counseling: counselling, counsellor, e-counsellor, e-counselling