For a registered psychologist the fee which is set by the Assocation of Psychologists in Nova Scotia (APNS) is $190/hr for individual counselling.
Couples or Family sessions are set at $210 an hour.
Payments are accepted in the form of credit card and through e-transfer.
Please note that appointments missed or cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be billed to the client at the full rate of the scheduled services.
This is due to a lack of paid work for the psychologist. If the psychologist doesn’t get the opportunity to reschedule they lose out on potential earnings.
Rates for Workshops, Public Speaking and In-home services vary.
Psychological and counselling services are not covered by provincial health insurance, but may be covered through private insurance plans. Clients with such insurance may be able to be reimbursed for some of the costs of psychological services. Clients are responsible for checking and understanding the details of their own policy to insure the limits of their coverage. Please note that insurance policies will often require a physician’s referral to reimburse psychological services.
Psychological services are tax deductible so keep your receipts for your yearly taxes.
Direct billing is available for most major insurance providers.
Consulting fees vary based on the project, needs of client and work load required.