While the Society is a non-profit organization, it still has overhead: the therapists’ salary, office space, etc. As a result, there is a charge for therapy.
Fees for therapy:
Individual sessions with a Registered Clinical Counsellor: $85 per hour.
Group sessions: $35 per week – with a commitment that you’ll attend all sessions in that round.
Master’s level practicum student (supervised by a registered clinical counsellor): $45 per hour
For those who qualify, funding may be available through:
- the provincial government where the abuse occurred. Most provinces have a Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP), each with it’s own qualifying criteria. Our Victim Services Workers are available to help you apply.
- in BC by the Residential Historical Abuse Program (RHAP) which is administered by the regional Health Authority where the survivor now resides. Our Victim Services Workers are available to help you apply.
- the survivor’s (or spouse’s) EAP or extended health coverage. Note that these plans will typically only support psychologists or social workers – the Society’s therapists are Clinical Counsellors. As each employer’s plan is unique, it is up to the employee to verify their ability to submit claims to their plan.
- others may qualify for therapy on a sliding scale basis, with therapy to be provided by one of our Practicum Students (supervised by a Therapist). Note that there is a waiting list for this service.