Fees & Billing Policies

Fees are set according to Provider Credentials and reflect the professional fee schedule set by the Psychologists Association of Alberta. Our therapy sessions are 50 minutes in duration or intervals thereof. We do offer a sliding fee for those who are eligible.

 

PROVIDER CREDENTIALS

FEE

Registered Psychologist (R.Psych)/ Registered Provisional Psychologist

$190

Clinical/Masters of Social Work  (CSW/MSW)

$190

Registered Social Worker (RSW)

$140

Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC)

$140

Student Therapist

$90

   

NON-SESSION BILLABLE RATES

FEE

Consultation, Advocacy, Examining File Materials & Follow-up

1/5 of Fee per 10 minutes

Reports

1 hour fee, then 1/5 of Fee per 10 minutes

Late Cancellation (Under 24 hours) OR No Show

Full Fee

 

METHODS OF PAYMENT

  • Payment is due to your therapist at each session.
  • Credit card information is collected at intake to secure 1st appointment. If credit card is not available, other payment arrangements need to be made prior to initial session to secure appointment (e.g., cash credit or cheque held on account).
  • There is a $25.00 charge for each cheque returned from the bank due to insufficient funds (NSF). If an NSF charge has been placed on your account, another method of payment is required for payment of future services (cash or credit card).
  • Money orders & E-Transfers may also be an option, speak to your therapist to make arrangements.

**If your account goes into arrears more than 90 days, Aspirations reserves the right to place your account in collection.  You will be responsible for any and all collection charges incurred.

 

FEE COVERAGE

  • All or partial fees may be recovered through private health insurance plans.
  • Fees may also be tax deductible under medical expenses on your income tax.
  • Direct Billing to some Employee Assistance Programs is available.

 

BILLABLE TIME

Billable time is considered any time the therapist spends with clients in session (in-person, phone, video), working on the client’s file (follow ups, reports, connecting to other agencies or persons on client’s request), or responding to clients via phone or email in regards to clients’ therapeutic content. To minimize your charges, we encourage you to share your information at the time of your sessions. Contact made in any form to address appointments and scheduling is NOT considered billable time.

 

CANCELLATION or NO SHOW OF APPOINTMENTS

Our appointment times are reserved for clients. Our clients are financially responsible for our scheduled time as agreed upon in our Client Services Contract.

To Cancel: We require at least 24 hours in advance.

Failure to Cancel 24 hours in advance OR Failure to Attend will incur a full fee charge.