Professional fees for psychologists can vary depending on the type of service provided. Fees are based on the fee guidelines established by the Psychologists' Association of Alberta (PAA). Although the PAA made the decision to raise the rates to $220 per counselling hour (50 minutes) as of January 2023, due to issues with inflation and the economy, I have decided to keep my rates at $200 per session for 2023.
As I do not have a machine to take credit card or debit, fees can be paid using cash, cheque, or e-transfer, which is due at the end of each counselling session.
Although psychological services are not covered by Alberta Health, many Extended Health Care Plans and employee benefits will cover some or all of the cost of counselling. When payment is made at the end of each session, a receipt will be issued that can be submitted to your insurance company or Extended Health Care provider for reimbursement. At this time, I am set up to do direct billing for Blue Cross and ASEBP.
Please note that a counselling "hour" is typically 50 minutes long, which was established so that the psychologist has time to write file notes and conduct other necessary services.
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