Fees & Insurance
COVID 19: Sessions are conducted by video conferencing or phone at this time. Walk & Talk Sessions are available in Port Moody in some cases - this requires a pre-screening and an initial virtual intake & assessment session. In person sessions will be available Fall 2021.
Virtual Individual Therapy - $150.00/ session +GST.
Virtual Couple/ Family Therapy - $160.00/ session +GST.
In Person Individual Therapy - $155/ session +GST
In Person Couple/ Family Therapy - $165/ session +GST
Sliding Scale Available - schedule a consult to discuss.
Payments can be made by credit card or e-transfer. A receipt for each payment will be emailed to you for your records.
Cancellation & Late Policy
We require 48 hour notice for cancellations or rescheduling. The full fee is charged for missed appointments or late cancellations. For late arrivals, sessions will end at the originally scheduled time and the full fee will be charged.
Extended Health Benefits: The vast majority of extended benefits plans (ie. Sun Life, Blue Cross, DesJardins, Canada Life, Manulife, etc.) cover some or all costs associated with individual counselling sessions provided by an RCC. If you intend to seek reimbursement for the cost of sessions under a group plan, please check with your employer to ensure the coverage criteria includes RCCs.
If your plan does not cover RCCs but does cover Psychologists, Social Workers, and/or Counsellors with other designations, you can make a request to your employer through the Human Resources Department to adjust the plan to include RCC designation. Many employers are not aware that making this change is easy and can be done at no extra cost to them. Receipts are issued via email and may be needed for health plan reimbursement or as a medical expense toward your personal income tax.
ICBC: Thea is an approved ICBC counselling provider. If you have a claim with ICBC, you may be eligible to receive counselling directly billed to ICBC. An official claim number and a confirmation from your adjustor indicating the number of approved sessions must be provided prior to your first session for direct billing to be considered.
CVAP: Thea is an approved Crime Victim Assistance Program Provider. If you have approval for counselling through CVAP, you pay Thea Megas Counselling directly and can submit your receipts to CVAP for reimbursement. At this time, CVAP covers $80/ session - please discuss directly with Thea if you are facing financial constraints and cannot pay the full fee difference.