FAQ

Below are brief answers to questions that I am often asked about my practice.  Please contact me directly for more detailed information.

Fees

Individual therapy sessions are 50 minutes long and are $165 a session.  Couples therapy sessions are 80 minutes long and are $264 a session.  Weekly group therapy sessions are 90 minutes long and are $65 a session, paid on a monthly basis.  (5% GST tax applies).

Insurance Coverage

Some extended health insurance companies cover Registered Clinical Counsellors.  Check with your plan provider or your human resources department at work to see if my services are included in your benefits.

Payment

Payment is made at the beginning of each session by either cheque, cash or bank e-transfer.  Receipts are provided on request.   Visa and Master Card are not available at this time.

Cancellation Policy

My cancellation policy requires 24 hour notice of cancelled or re-scheduled appointments.  If I am not able to fill your appointment with less than 24 hours notice, then you will be responsible for payment of the full session fee.

Confidentiality

Your information is kept in strictest confidence.  No information may be released to anyone without your written permission and you can withdraw this permission at any time.  There are, however, some exceptions to this rule.  If I am made aware that a child is at risk of abuse or neglect, I am required by law to inform the BC child protection agency.  If there is reason to believe that you are in danger of harming yourself or someone else, I may be obligated to divulge private information to others.  Finally, if you are in litigation, I may have to comply with a subpoena, warrant, or order by the court.  I am happy to answer any other questions you may have.

How to Make an Appointment

To make an appointment  you can contact me directly (no referral is required) at 604-926-7411 or email me at tchotem@tarachotem.com.  I am usually able to respond within a couple of hours.