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Services and Fees

Individual Therapy - $235 per 50-minute session 

I provide evidence-based treatments to help people achieve their goals, reduce suffering, and improve the quality of their lives. I use a range of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and DBT-informed therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on helping people change their thoughts and behavior in ways that allow them to achieve important goals. CBT is helpful for treating issues such as depression, anxiety, and insomnia. DBT-informed therapy draws upon elements of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help people with emotion-based difficulties improve their ability to regulate their emotions, learn to tolerate difficult emotions, increase mindfulness, and improve their interpersonal effectiveness.

Consultation - $235 per 50-minute session

Consultation is not the same as psychotherapy. Typically, consultations are time-limited and focus on helping loved ones learn more about certain mental health problems, learn how to effectively support a loved one with mental health challenges, and learn self-care strategies. Consultations are not a substitute for psychotherapy and I may recommend that you or a loved one seek therapy services. I will not be able to diagnose or comment specifically on your loved one’s mental health problems. Clinicians can only comment on those factors if they have conducted an assessment with the loved one. 

Funded Services

In British Columbia, psychological services are not currently covered by Medical Services Plan (MSP). The standard fee recommended for registered psychologists by the B.C. Psychological Association (BCPA) is $235 per clinical hour, which includes documentation. I accept payment via Visa, Mastercard, and e-transfer.

You may be eligible for partial or full coverage of costs for treatment through your extended health benefits. Check with your insurance company (e.g., Pacific Blue Cross, Manulife, Sun Life) to find out about your coverage for services provided by a registered psychologist.

For members of the RCMP, Veterans Affairs Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces, I am a registered Medavie Blue Cross provider. In some cases (e.g., Medavie is covering the full cost of authorized services), I am able to direct bill.

With the exception of some Medavie clients, I do not offer direct billing. At the end of each session and once payment has been processed, you will receive an electronic receipt that you may submit for reimbursement through your extended health benefits.

I do not accept ICBC or WorkSafe BC referrals, or referrals that are part of a legal proceeding (e.g., lawsuits, court ordered treatment, custody disputes, etc.).

My Approach




There's a Skill for That!

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Peters and I will be presenting a collection of practical skills drawing upon Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness-based practices that can be applied to everyday life. We look forward to sharing our combined 15-years of experience teaching these skills.

Who is this group for? This group is for adults wanting to learn more effective ways to cope with life's day-to-day challenges that can sometimes lead us to become overwhelmed, stressed, ineffective, and burned out. We will be learning new ways to manage stress, bring greater awareness to the present moment, regulate emotions, and improve relationships through effective communication. We will also be discussing how to set limits with others, strategies to balance your needs with the needs of others, and self-care strategies. We hope that these fundamental tools will bring you a sense of wellbeing as well as living a life in line with one's values.

This is an 8-week group and will meet via telepsychology using a secure online videoconferencing platform on Mondays from 12:00 – 2:00. The cost for the group will be $1080/8-weeks or $135 per group. Because we are limiting group participants to no more than 8, you will be charged each week regardless of whether or not you attend that particular week. We are planning to begin this group on Monday, September 9. Group will not meet on September 30 (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation), October 14 (Thanksgiving) or November 11 (Remembrance Day). The last session will be Monday, November 18.

Please contact me for more information or to register for the group. If this group is full, we can place you on the waitlist for the next group.

Please note that this is not a DBT skills group or a group for those who are struggling with serious mental health challenges. This group is also not a substitute for psychological treatment or part of comprehensive DBT. Comprehensive DBT consists of individual DBT, a 26-week DBT skills group, skills coaching, and team consultation. If you are in need of comprehensive DBT or other treatment, we can provide you with some resources.

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