Fee Scale – Clinical Counselling Services by Richard Tatomir, M.A., C.C.C. (Canadian Certified Counsellor #4610, Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association [CCPA] BC Chapter registered member since 2012)
|Initial Session||60-90min (50-80 min counselling, incl. assessment, tx planning, documentation, recommendations)||Insured*: may be up to $225 (some Insurance carriers allow a higher Initial session rate)
|1hr (50min counselling, 10min documentation)||$150|
|Packages A commitment to work with me for a number of sessions at a particular rate. (You don’t pay the whole package price up-front, it is still billed one at a time).|
|Incl. 1 Initial session, 2 Subsequent sessions
Best for: Self-starting clients wanting expert advice/strategizing and some skill-building for dealing w/ a specific issue
Total cost: $400 (Normally $525)
(Most popular package)
|Incl. 1, Initial session, 5 Subsequent sessions
Best for: Clients who want help determining the issue behind the issue (key barrier holding them back), making a comprehensive plan on how to move forward, learning and practicing key skills, and then willing to practice these skills in real life, knowing we are here to return to when needed; First-time therapy clients
Total cost: $750 (Normally $975)
|Incl. 1 Initial session, 6 Subsequent sessions, 3 Subsequent/Booster sessions
Best for: Clients who want everything in the Journey package but need some extra hand-holding and practice to maintain gains; Clients who want to “go deep” and engage in an intensive course/curriculum of therapy around a persistent life issue (e.g. CPT, DBT, Gottman, EFT for complex/chronic trauma, mood dysregulation, conflict); Clients who may not have experienced previous success in therapy or maintaining gains (relapse/slipping into old cycles of behaviour).
Total cost: $1000 (Normally $1575)
Sliding scale, installments, or other payment options for those in financial need/special life circumstances or have specific insurance requirements may also be available on a limited basis. Please discuss with your therapist.
**Or most other mental health or well-being issues (e.g. anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, etc.)
Canadian Certified Counsellors, (Richard Tatomir, M.A., C.C.C. #4610), are Masters-level or higher professionals recognized as meeting some of the highest standards for counsellors/therapists in Canada and are certified by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Most employee Benefits/Extended Health insurance plans (Pacific Blue Cross, etc.), Health Spending Accounts, etc. will reimburse you for all or part of your session costs from a certified or registered counsellor, up to a yearly maximum. It is recommended to confirm your coverage with your insurer before your first session as not all plans cover counselling or certain practitioner types and can even differ from employee to employee at the same company. When phoning your insurer:
- make sure Canadian Certified Counsellors certified by the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association are covered and cite my credentials (top of page)
- confirm and note your (a) per session maximum, (b) yearly maximum, (c) percent reimbursement (please email this to me at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you know)
- if insurer is unsure, request them to add counsellor to their “preferred providers list.”
Payment is expected to come from you (the client), not your insurance company, except for the following: Crime Victim Assistance Program (I am a Registered Provider), ICBC, WCB, WorkBC. Please alert us before your session if any of these circumstances apply to you.
Client/Patient (you) will be responsible for all fees for counselling to Richard Tatomir/Relationship Experts Vancouver and then you will be provided with a receipt you may send to your insurer applying for reimbursement.
I accept cash, cheque, all major credit cards, and Interac e-Transfer as forms of payment.
If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel more than 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you may be charged up to the full rate of the session.
Any Other Questions
Please contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!