My fees are calculated at the current rate of $200 per 50 minutes of service. Services occuring beyond the 50-minute session are billed at the same rate in 10-minute increments, including phone calls, email, paperwork, and longer therapy sessions.
I have a very limited number of psychotherapy spaces available at a reduced rate or pro bono.
Scheduled appointment times are reserved exclusively for you so you are strongly encouraged to pick times that you can commit to in order to achieve your goals as rapidly as possible. It is your responsibility to provide at least 24 hours notice via email ( i.e., [email protected]) for cancellation of a scheduled appointment so the time can be used for someone else. If you fail to provide 24 hours notice or miss a scheduled appointment, then it is your responsibility to pay for the full cost of the missed appointment before the start of the next scheduled appointment. Please note that receipts must indicate payment for a missed appointment in accordance with the law.
Major credit cards, cheques, and cash are accepted at the time of service and detailed receipts will be emailed to you on a regular basis for tax and insurance purposes. I try to streamline the payment process, including options for pre-authorized payments via credit card, so we can spend more session time on your goals rather than paperwork. Please fill out cheques beforehand payable to Elliott McCallum Consulting Ltd. and provide cheques or cash at the beginning of each session.
Health Insurance Coverage
Psychological services are not covered by Alberta Health Care Insurance. These services are tax deductible and usually covered in part or in full by your or your spouse's extended health insurance, personal health account, or employee and family assistance plan (i.e., EAP/EFAP). Please check your therapy and counselling coverage with your Human Resources department or insurer by considering the following questions:
<> Do I have insurance benefits for psychological services?
<> What is my maximum annual coverage for psychological services?
<> How much of the coverage has been used this year?
<> When does my annual coverage renew?
<> What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
<> Will my employer allocate EAP/EFAP funds for psychological services with Dr. Elliott?