FEES/FAQ’S

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING

$60-$110 sliding scale per 1 hour plus activity fees if applicable*

*Activity fees may include photography supplies (photo development, scrapbook etc.) for photography-based therapy and recreational fees (climbing, biking, gym pass etc) for activity-based therapy

Payment can be made in cheque (Prusik Youth Services), cash, or email money transfer (if you do this method, please pay at the start or finish of the session if possible).


SLIDING FEES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO REQUIRE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND SPECIFICALLY FOR THOSE WHOSE INSURANCE DOESN’T COVER COUNSELLING SERVICES.

Sliding Fee Scale*

Yearly income < $30,000                         Yearly income $30 – 80,000                 Yearly income > $80,000

50% discount = $60 hour                         25% discount = $85 hour                      0% discount = $110 hour

*Based on Calgary Household Incomes

Sliding fees are based on an honour system.


Missed or Cancelled Appointments

We require 48 hour notice of cancellation. Please arrive on time.

If the therapist decides that it is in the best interest for the client to meet longer than the delegated session time, no additional fees will be charged.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

1. Do I need a referral from a doctor or psychiatrist to access your services?

No, you can call or e-mail Monique directly. She will access if Prusik Youth Services will be an appropriate fit for you or your child.

2. Does insurance cover your fees?

Yes, many extended health care plans, such as Blue Cross, provide some level of coverage for fees. Please check with your specific health care plan as to whether or not they cover counselling services provided by Masters in Social Work therapists.

3. How long is an individual session?

A therapy session is one hour. If deemed appropriate, sessions will sometimes go longer than an hour. Clients will only be expected to pay the fee for one session with no additional over-time fees.

4. Is there a cancellation fee?

Prusik requires 48 hours notice by phone or e-mail with the exception of an unexpected family emergency or sickness. At the therapist’s discretion, you may be charged for missing appointments.

5. I have no health insurance: is there a fee reduction?

Prusik offers a sliding fee schedule based on personal income. Please see “Fees” in website menu.

6. How many individual therapy sessions do I need to attend?

The length of your therapy and the number of sessions that you attend depend on the client’s goals in therapy, and their readiness for change. Sessions can be terminated at any time, but it is appreciated if the therapist is made aware of reasons for termination.