Dr. Agatha Murray
Based on Psychologists' Association of Alberta guidelines, my fee is $200 per counselling session (GST does not apply). Each session is a standard "therapy hour" which is 50 minutes of direct contact and 10 minutes of administrative work.
Payment can be made by e-transfer (preferred), or cheque or cash for in-person appointments (please note, no credit or debit card payments). I also offer direct billing to Alberta Blue Cross and the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan. With other health benefit plans, you must submit your receipts for reimbursement. These plans vary in their coverage for psychology services, so please check with your plan administrator if you have questions regarding your coverage.
Cancellation and missed appointment policy: because each counselling appointment represents time reserved for that individual client, and cannot be filled by "walk-in" clients like in some other settings, cancellations need to be made at least 48 hours in advance of the appointment. Otherwise, a $100 fee is charged (waived in emergency situations only). This fee also applies to missed appointments. Please note that health benefit plans do not usually cover these fees.