Frequently asked questions about fees and payment
What are your fees?
My fee is the standard $200 per therapeutic hour suggested by the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta. I currently accept e-transfers, cash, or credit card, but no debit at this time.
In the event of late cancellation (less than 48 hrs. in advance) or no show (failure to attend a scheduled appointment), a charge of $100.00 will be applied. If this is a recurring problem, I may decide to begin charging the full fee of $200 for these cases. This does not apply to emergency situations.
Will my insurance cover your services?
Although most insurers and benefit providers will cover services provided by a registered psychologist, your plan may not. It may also set limits per session and/or year. I encourage you to check your plan coverage before booking with me.
Can you direct bill?
I can direct bill to Alberta Blue Cross, ASEBP, ARTA, Canada Life, Green Shield Canada, Medavie Blue Cross, and possibly others. Some providers, like Sunlife and Manulife, don’t allow psychologists to direct bill. If I am not allowed to direct bill for you, and your plan covers services by psychologists, then you may need to pay for my services in full and then make a claim to your provider to get that money reimbursed.
If you’re planning to use your benefits to pay for my services, please let me know ahead of time as I will need extra information to direct bill to your provider.
Do you provide a sliding scale?
Yes; I have several spots on my caseload for clients requiring a reduced fee. Please contact me to inquire about my current ability to accommodate your needs.
Other frequently asked questions
Do you do couples’ work?
Yes! I work with adult individuals and couples.
Where can you provide services?
Thanks to technology, I am able to provide services in many places. I am able to do sessions by video (also called telepsychology) to people living in all of Alberta. This is particularly helpful for people living in rural or isolated locations, but it is also available for people living in Edmonton, Calgary, and Red Deer. Whatever the reason, if you live in Alberta and have access to a private space and a private internet network, and if we are a good fit for your goals, we can have sessions online!
Additionally, as I obtained my Psychologist degree from Universidad de Chile as well, I am able to provide online counselling to clients living in Chile.
I am able to see people in-person in the Edmonton area (please see below for COVID-19 specific information).
I’m providing telepsychology exclusively at the moment; any changes will be announced in advance.