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At Growing Minds, our counselling fees are aligned with the BCACC recommended fees. Extended health plans often cover counselling fees for plan members, please reach out to your extended health provider for details.

For more information about choosing a clinical counsellor that feels right for you, recommended fee ranges, extended health, and sliding scales please visit:

https://bcacc.ca/how-to-choose-a-counsellor/

Rates & Services

Initial  consultation

free

A chance for you to meet Alisa, ask questions, and see how counselling at Growing Minds fits for you.

Individual

$120 + GST

Our in-person or secure virtual 50-minute individual sessions provide a judgement-free, confidential, and secure space to explore what matters most to you.

Couples & Families

$140 + GST

Our in-person or secure virtual 50-minute couples or family sessions provide a confidential and secure space for couples and families to connect, understand, and nurture the bond that drives their desire for family wellness.

SAJE funding

$75 + GST

As part of our commitment to youth who have spent time in government care we are proud to offer $75 individual sessions through SAJE. This reduced rate stretches SAJE funding from 11 to 20 sessions per year.

Price Varies

At Growing Minds, we are committed to building the mental wellness of our community by offering the Mental Health Commission of Canada's (MHCC) Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). If you are interested in this training for yourself or your organization, please reach out to us directly for pricing.

Mental Health First Aid & SafeTALK Certification

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How does counselling work?


What are the benefits of virtual therapy?

Counselling is a unique and highly individualized form of talk therapy that considers your life stage, culture, worldview, experiences, and concerns. A collaborative process between us forms a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic alliance supporting clients in exploring innermost thoughts, experiences, values, unconscious beliefs, and goals.

 

The therapeutic relationship is unique in that we don’t know each other. Together, we build a safe, genuine, and purposeful relationship centering around what matters most to you. With a few exceptions, you can talk about anything knowing what you say will never leave the room. 

For more information:

Therapy and Confidentiality | Psychology Today


Is what I say in counselling really kept confidential?

Virtual therapy offers benefits such as accessibility, reduced carbon footprint, and the ability to access counselling from your home, anywhere in BC, on your schedule. Research indicates that there may be little difference in therapeutic outcomes between virtual and in-person therapy.

For more information:

The Pros and Cons of Online Therapy (verywellmind.com)


Can I use my extended health benefits?

The BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) does not cover counselling services. However, many extended health benefits provider cover counselling fees to a specific limit. Please check with your provider for details.



What are your cancellation fees and policies?

At Growing Minds, we understand that life happens. If you must cancel or reschedule an appointment, please provide 48-hours' notice. If you cancel or reschedule with less than 48-hours before the appointment start time, a no-show fee for the total cost of the session will be charged. 

If you cancel with less than 48-hours' notice because of an unforeseen significant life event we ask that you reach out to us. We may be able to waive the no-cancellation or no-show fee, to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

I am interested in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) or Safe TALK certification

At Growing Minds, we are committed to building the mental wellness of our community by offering the Mental Health Commission of Canda's (MHCC) Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and Safe TALK, the world's fastest growing suicide prevention program. We offer one-day individual and group certification. 

 

For more information on Mental Health First Aid please visit: MHFA

For more information on SafeTALK please visit: LivingWorks SafeTALK - LivingWorks

          Social Media Policy

Complying with the BCACC’s guidelines, Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC) who use social media must have a social media policy. You are encouraged to review Growing Minds Counselling and Consulting Ltd.'s social media policy, which outlines how we manage online interactions. 

 

Privacy and confidentiality: we recognize the importance of privacy and confidentiality in counselling. Therefore, we ask that clients not disclose personal information or identifying details about their therapy sessions or other clients on our social media channels.

Respectful communication: we ask that clients to communicate respectfully and constructively on our social media channels. Any form of harassment, bullying, or discrimination will not be tolerated.

Professional boundaries: we ask that clients maintain appropriate professional boundaries when interacting with our therapists on social media.

Personal responsibility: clients are responsible for their conduct on our social media channels. Growing Minds Counseling and Consulting will remove any posts or comments that violate this policy or are otherwise deemed inappropriate.

Social media: we encourage clients to use social media responsibly and ethically. Clients should avoid using social media during therapy sessions and should not rely on social media as a substitute for in-person counselling.

Business review websites/client testimonials: According to BCACC’s Standard and Advertising Services, counsellors should never solicit testimonials from clients or anyone who may be vulnerable to undue influence. Therefore, due to confidentiality, Growing Minds Counselling and Consulting will not ask for client testimonials from their clients, nor will they respond to reviews posted on any business listing sites, whether positive or negative. Confidentiality is an essential part of therapy, and our ethics code does not allow requesting testimonials from clients. However, you are welcome to share your thoughts and experiences with anyone you choose, in any form you prefer. If you decide to write a review on a business listing site, please be aware that you may be sharing personal information in a public forum period to protect your privacy. It is recommended that you use a pseudonym that is not linked to your regular e-mail address or friends’ network.

E-mails: e-mail is not a secure means of communication. Therefore, we suggest you limit your use of e-mail to scheduling and general inquiries. If you choose to communicate with me via e-mail, please be aware that your e-mails and ours are retained in the logs of our Internet service providers. Although it is unlikely that anyone will access these logs, they may be available to the system administrators of the Internet service provider.

 

Clients agree to comply with this policy and all other applicable laws and regulations by using our social media channels.

 

Growing Minds Counselling and Consulting reserves the right to update this policy at any time. We encourage you to discuss any questions about this document with your counsellor. The social media policy was adapted from the social media policy of Keely Kolmes, Psy.D.,

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