Rates And Fees
Fees for therapy provided by a M.P.C.C. (Master Practitioner of Clinical Counselling) are lower than the mandated fees charged by a chartered psychologist (as determined by the Psychologist’s Association of Alberta). This means clients can get more counselling support and access more therapy sessions through Tacit Knowledge than they can when they see a psychologist.
Many insurance/employee benefit programs cover the costs associated with the therapy services provided by Tacit Knowledge. Clients should check with their employer and/or benefit provider to confirm this coverage before they begin counselling – Tacit Knowledge can provide the client with a letter to assist with this process. If the benefit provider will not cover the fees for therapy, Tacit would be happy to advocate further for the client – the CPCA (Canadian Professional Counsellors Association) and ACTA (Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta) are also available to assist with a client’s appeal to their provider once the client receives a written notice explaining the reason for the refusal of coverage.
Counselling fees that are not reimbursed by a benefit/insurance provider can be deducted on the client’s income tax return each year, under health care expenses.
Tacit Knowledge provides direct billing to the following insurance providers: HumanaCare, FSEAP, Aspiria, Great-West Life, SunLife Financial, LifeWorks and Morneau-Shepell. This means clients do not have pay fees for their counselling sessions, if they are referred by these companies. Tacit works with other EAP’s/Benefit Providers as well, on an individual basis, based on need – please contact your Employer/Provider to inquire further.
Tacit Knowledge is pleased to provide subsidized counselling supports for qualified clients, through the assistance offered by Beaumont Family Community Support Services. Clients can contact Beaumont FCSS directly (at 780-929-1006) to discuss their eligibility (which will be based on their income). This subsidy application process can usually be completed over the phone. If clients qualify, the fee that the client pays is between $18.00 and $65.00 per session.
Tacit also provides in-house subsidized counselling supports for clients with specific financial needs. Clients who feel they qualify for this additional support can contact Tacit directly, to discuss the details.
The fee rates listed below are in accordance with the standards followed by members of the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association.
Tacit Knowledge charges GST.
Convenient and confidential in-person, on-line (Zoom) and telephone counselling sessions are available for all clients.
Individual Counselling Sessions: $145.00/session (includes GST)
(sessions are 50 minutes in length)
Couples/Family Sessions: $165.00/session (includes GST)
(sessions are 70 minutes in length)
Individual Workshop Sessions: $50.00 – $100.00/session (includes GST)
(varies depending upon location)
Group Counselling and Group Programs:
$80.00 per person/session (plus GST)
Professional Development Training Sessions:
Half Day: Ranges from $750.00 – $1,500.00 (plus GST)
Full Day: Ranges from $1500.00 – $3,000.00 (plus GST)
Half Day (minimum fee) $1,500.00 plus GST
Full Day (minimum fee) $3,000.00 plus GST
Payment for services is due at the time that the services are rendered – we accept cash, cheque or e-transfer payments. There is an additional fee of $50.00 for any NSF payments. A $145.00 session fee (or a $165.00 session fee for a couples/family session) will be charged to the client if an appointment is missed or cancelled with less than 2 business day’s notice prior to the day of the session – this fee is not normally covered by Insurance/Health Assistance Programs.