Q: How much does therapy cost?
A: Recommended hourly rates are set by the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia (APNS: www.apns.ca) and are currently set at $150 per 50 minute session.
Q: How effective are psychological treatments?
A: They are effective approximately 75-80% of the time for most types of problems. This article (http://www.psychologytoday.com/em/71354) provides an overview of how psychological treatments can be effective, and what the key ingredients are that make therapy work.
Q: Is psychology covered by my health insurance?
A: No, psychotherapy is not currently covered under standard healthcare. Many extended health care plans cover psychological services. Some plans require that you have a doctor’s note first, so please check your plan for the amount of coverage and what is needed to receive the coverage.
Q: Do you do direct billing to my benefits plan?
A: No, at this time direct billing is not available.