Psychological Counselling Halifax:
For registered psychologists, fees are set by the Association of Psychologists in Nova Scotia (APNS) at $190/hr for individual counselling.
Couples or Family sessions are set at $210 an hour.
Payments are accepted in the form of credit card or through e-transfer.
Please note that any appointments missed or cancelled with less than 24 hours (1 business day) notice will be billed to the client at the full rate of the scheduled services. Cancellation notification for a Monday appointment needs to be received by 12pm on Friday.
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.