Dr. Agatha Murray
Based on Psychologists' Association of Alberta guidelines, my fee for a session of counselling is $200. GST is not charged. Each session is a "therapy hour" composed of 50 minutes of direct clinical time and 10 minutes of administrative time after the session during which I complete documentation and prepare for our next session.
I offer direct billing to many insurance plans including Alberta Blue Cross, Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan, Medavie Blue Cross, Great West/Canada Life, Industrial Alliance, Equitable Life, Green Shield, and many others (please inquire). At this time, Sunlife and Manulife do not allow direct billing by psychologists. Insurance plans vary in terms of coverage for psychology services, so please check with your plan administrator ahead of your appointment regarding your coverage.
If you don't have an insurance plan or it doesn't cover the full fee, payment is required after each session by e-transfer, cheque, or cash (please note, no credit or debit cards). For video/phone sessions, direct billing to insurance and e-transfer are the only available methods of payment.
A free 15-minute initial phone consultation is available to new clients before booking the first appointment. If you don't see any options available in the scheduling system, it means all of my initial consultation spots are filled for the next 2 weeks as I only schedule them that far out; please check back in a few days.