Counselling FAQs

Throughout our experience as a team of counsellors and psychologists we have found that certain questions come up over and over again.  Instead of making everyone call or email in for these we figured it would be beneficial to everyone if we started answering some of the most frequently asked questions right here on our website!

Frequently asked questions

How much does therapy cost?

Therapy ranges from 150-190 dollars per hour, depending on your provider, level of education, and training. Total cost will depend on the severity of difficulties you are expierencing, and the length of treatment required. Pricing is set by the Psychology's Association of Alberta

Is counselling covered by my health insurance?

Yes! Typically your private health insurance such as Blue Cross, SunLife, Manulife will cover the cost of qualified registered therapist such as Psychologist. Check with your insurance to see what benefits you are entitled to. Benefits typically reset at the end of the year or in April. Make the most of your benefits! Read our blog: " Are Calgary Psychological Services Covered By Benefits?"

Do you offer direct billing?

At this time we can direct bill Blue Cross, and Green shield. We hope other insurance providers will soon offer this convienent option as well. If you are with a different company because we do all invoicces and subsequent reciepts electronically, you can submit your claims and most clients report to us that they are reinbursed quite quickly.

How do I know which therapist to pick?

There is good research to suggest that a good "fit" between you and your therapist is a prime driver in whether you will get the most out of therapy. We recommend you browse the therapist's profiles and choose someone who resonates with you, and specializes in what you are most concerned about.

What form of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards, e-transfers, cheque or cash. Payment is due the day services are rendered.

What is Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

ART incorporates a combination of techniques used in many other traditional psychotherapies. ARTworks directly to reprogram the way in which distressing memories and images are stored in the brain so that they no longer trigger strong physical and emotional reactions. ART accomplishes this through the use of rapid eye movements similar to eye movements that occur during dreaming. Although techniques similar to these are used in other types of therapies. ART’s very specific and directive approach can achieve rapid recovery from symptoms and reactions that may have been present for many years. ART combines long respected, sound treatment practices with safe and effective methods validated by current scientific research studies conducted by the University of South Florida.