What About Counselling Fees?
At the Door of Hope Counselling Clinic we believe that our fees should be fair and reflect the professional level of the counselling services that clients receive. As part of this, we have carefully considered the costs of providing counselling services in the Port Coquitlam area which is comparable with other service providers.
All of our fees are in accordance with the recommended fee guidelines set forth by the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA) and the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).
The following are the various counselling services we offer and its fees plus GST (5%):
Individual Counselling Fees Plus GST:
Couple, Marriage, and Family Counselling Fees Plus GST:
ICBC Clients Individual Counselling Fee Plus GST:
Online Individual Clinical Consultation Fees Plus GST:
Online Group Clinical Consultation Fee Plus GST:
How Do I Make A Payment?
Payment is required at the beginning of each scheduled counselling session. The Door of Hope Counselling Clinic is able to accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, E-transfer, and personal check. Personal Checks will only be accepted for In-Person sessions.
Credit Card Payment: As a convenience to our clients, they can upload their Credit Card info to their Jane Account. Once the session starts, the payment is processed within their Jane Account and the paid receipt is emailed to the client's email in their Jane Account.
Interac E-Transfer: if paying by e-Transfer, please send the amount payable for your chosen session to firstname.lastname@example.org. No password is needed.
Your appointment time is reserved just for you. A late cancellation or missed visit leaves a hole in the therapists’ day that could have been filled by another client. As such, we require 24 hours notice for any cancellations or changes to your appointment. Clients who provide less than 24 hours notice, or miss their appointment, will be charged a cancelation fee.
Many people have access to Healthcare Plans through their employers and have counselling coverage as part of their plan. You MAY be able to use these benefits to cover ALL or a PERCENTAGE of the costs of counselling. Please note that Healthcare Provider Plans differs dramatically from other Healthcare Plans. Moreover, even within a specific Healthcare Provider there will be many different types of coverage.
Before you book your first session with one of our Registered Professional Counsellors, it is your responsibility to ensure that your Healthcare Plan includes coverage for counselling services provided by a Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) and / or Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling (MPCC).
Moreover, ask your Healthcare Provider what type of coverage and the amount that they will cover. If your plan covers a RPC and / or MPCCS counselling services, you will need to follow your Healthcare Provider's instructions for submitting a claim. The Door of Hope Counselling Clinic will provide you with a Paid Invoice that can be used to submit a claim to your Healthcare Provider.
What If I Don’t Have Coverage For A RPC and / or MPCC Under My Healthcare Plan?
If your Healthcare Provider plan does have counselling coverage for the professional counselling services of a Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) and / or Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling (MPCC) you could request for your employer to make a small change to the insurance plan. You could speak directly with your Human Resources department and ask that they make an amendment to the company's extended benefits plan to include the counselling services of a Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) and / or Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling (MPCC). Most employers like to increase the amount of benefits that their employees can access, especially when it does not cost the employer any additional fees.
We have placed a letter called the Competency-Based Clinical Counsellor Letter on our Clients Form page that can be downloaded and sent to your Healthcare Provider. You can also refer your Healthcare Provider to the Clients Form page so that they can view this document. This detailed letter explains the extensive qualifications of a Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) and / or Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling (MPCC) who is registered with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA).