Fees & Billing for Therapy and Assessment
Fees to See a Psychologist in Halifax
How much does therapy or assessment cost?
- Like other private clinics in Halifax, at Green Leaf Psychological the standard rate for therapy with a psychologist is $170 per clinical hour - the fee recommended by the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia.
- The fee for our Registered Counselling Therapists is $140 per clinical hour.
Are you a university or college student?
Tip: Most universities in Halifax (including Dalhousie University, Saint Mary's University, and Mount Saint Vincent University) offer 100% coverage for students to see private practice psychologists off campus! Check out the links above, review your university health plan, or consult your student association for more details.
What other fees do you charge?
Some clinics charge additional processing fees when a credit card is used. This is to cover the fee that goes to Visa or MasterCard with every payment, and can be as high as 3% on top of the standard rate. We do not charge this fee.
What taxes are charged?
Simple answer: None. We do not charge GST or HST. You pay only the standard rate for service - no additional fees, charges, or taxes.
How does insurance coverage work?
In Nova Scotia (and in Canada in general), the fees for psychologists & counsellors are not covered by your general health plan (i.e., the MSI card you use when you visit a physician). However if you have private insurance, insurance from your workplace, or your school, the fees for our psychologists and counsellors are usually covered.
Popular insurance plans offering coverage at Green Leaf Psychological include (but are not limited to):
Please note that similar to other private practice psychology clinics in Halifax we cannot offer direct billing, but will provide an official receipt that you can submit for reimbursement.
Our psychologists are all registered with the major insurance providers and our clients report that reimbursement is very fast and straightforward. In fact, if you use your insurance provider's app, we will give you a digital receipt and reimbursement often happens the very same day!
Please check with your insurance provider about your specific coverage and billing options for psychological services.
Can I claim fees for psychologists on my taxes?
Yes. Fees for therapy or assessment at our clinic can be claimed as a medical expense when you file your taxes. Save your receipts!