Okotoks and South Calgary
(587) 887-9141
info@launchpsychology.com

Fees and Payment Policies

Fees

  • Fees for counselling sessions are $225 per 50-minute session.
  • Fees for writing a diagnostic letter for school or other medical professional are $225.
  • Assessment services vary in length, depending on the nature of the referral question, and cost as follows:

Full psycho-educational assessment: $2700

Gifted Assessment – Cognitive (appropriate for Westmount Charter School application): $1100*

Gifted Assessment – Cognitive and Academic (appropriate for GATE application): $1700*

*If after completing the cognitive portion of a gifted assessment, the student is found not to meet gifted criteria, parents have the option to discontinue the assessment process and opt out of the full report for a reduced fee of $650

Payment Options

Payment is required at the start of each session, and can be paid by most major credit cards, debit, e-transfer, or bitcoin. A current credit card is required on file prior to booking a session.

Insurance Coverage

Fees may be covered, all or in part, by your health insurance provider, and it is recommended that you contact your provider to ask whether or not your particular plan includes coverage for services provided by a registered psychologist. I am able to direct bill to a number of insurance providers including Alberta Blue Cross, Canada Life (formerly Great West), Green Shield, and more.

Tax Deduction

Any amount that is not covered by an extended health care plan may qualify as a medical expense that can be deducted from your income tax.

Missed Appointments and Cancellations

Your appointment time has been reserved for you and/or your child. If you need to reschedule your appointment, 24 hours notice is required. If a member of your household is feeling unwell, in-person sessions can be moved to video or telephone. If cancellations are received with less than 24 hours notice, you will be responsible for paying the hourly rate for that appointment time.