Private psychological and counselling services are not covered by MSI.
If you have private health benefits, you may have coverage for psychological services, psychotherapy or counselling. We recommend checking with your provider to determine whether you have coverage. At this time we do not offer direct billing to private insurance providers. We are, however, happy to provide you with a detailed receipt after each session, which can be submitted to your provider for reimbursement.
Our psychologists are all registered with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (NSBEP) and are either Masters or Ph.D. trained.
Rate: $200/50 minute session
June 1, 2022 rate increase
to $210/50 minute
Registered Counselling Therapist (RCT) Fees
Our Counselling Therapists are registered with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists.
Rate: $155/50 minutes
Our Social Workers are registered with the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers.
Rate: $170/50 minutes
Occupational Therapist Fees (OCT)
Our Occupational Therapists are registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia.
Rate: $125/50 minutes for Occupational Therapy
Rate: $150/50 minutes for DBT counselling.
Mental Health Nurse Fees
Our Mental Health Nurse is registered through the Nova Scotia College of Nursing and holds a speciality certification in psychiatric and mental health nursing.
Rate: $130 per 50 minutes.
Determined according to individual group rate.
In order to be respectful to the needs of other clients, we request that you call the office promptly if you are unable to attend an appointment. Appointments are in high demand, and a booked appointment is time that your therapist schedules for your exclusive use. Providing early cancellation will give your therapist the opportunity to provide timely care to another client.
If it is necessary to cancel your scheduled appointment, we require that you call at minimum 24 business hours in advance.
Monday appointments must be cancelled by 12:00 pm noon on Friday, and appointments scheduled for the first day following a holiday must be cancelled by 12:00 pm noon on the last business day before the holiday.
Appointments that are not cancelled within policy guidelines will incur a charge equivalent to the scheduled session’s full fee. Exceptions can be made for extenuating circumstances, at your therapist's discretion. Outstanding balances must be paid in full prior to rescheduling.
To cancel appointments, please call (902) 431-1721 to provide the receptionist with your name, appointment date and time, and assigned therapist. If you would like to reschedule your appointment, please be sure to leave your contact number and let us know the best time to return your call.