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How much does it cost to see a Psychologist?

Standard Fees for Psychological Services:

Our fees are set by the current Psychologists' Association of Alberta (PAA ) "Recommended Fee Schedule", which sets a 50 minute therapy session at $200 (10 minutes at the end of every hour is reserved for file review). Couple/Family therapy sessions are also billed at $200 for each 50 minute session.

Psychoeducational assessment fees vary depending on the type of assessment required. Please refer to "How much does a Psychoeducational Assessment Cost?", below.

Post-secondary students who have been diagnosed with a disability may be able to apply for government grant money to cover up to $1,700 of the cost of a psychoeducational assessment and up to $2,000 per loan year to assist with education and living costs. Contact the Alberta government or click here for more information.


Health Insurance Coverage & Medical Expense Tax Credits

Fees are covered under most individual insurance plans. Check to see your plan's specific details for psychological services that may be reimbursable. If your plan offers coverage for "psychology", "psychotherapy", or "counselling", then you can use the receipt from Alberta Counselling Centre for reimbursement.

If you are not covered under an insurance plan, psychological services are also considered a tax-deductible medical expense and your receipt can be used as an official tax receipt.

Payment Options

All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.

Please note that Alberta Counselling Centre operates on a Zero Balance Policy. This means that clients are billed and pay for services on the day of each session (using the credit card on file), and before subsequent appointments are scheduled.

Cancellation Policy:

Your appointment requires your psychologist to reserve a significant amount of time exclusively for your benefit. Because it is reserved for you, we charge your full fee for missed appointments and appointments that are cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.

How much does a Psychoeducational Assessment cost?

The price of a psychoeducational assessment varies depending on the type of assessment — whether it is a Comprehensive Psychoeducational Assessment, an Adult ADHD Assessment, or a Gifted Assessment.

Comprehensive Psychoeducational Assessments:

The exact cost of a comprehensive psychoeducational assessment will depend on the referral question(s), test measures administered to answer the referral question(s), how far the examinee progresses in each sub-test, and the ability of the examinee to work efficiently. However, the total cost for all psychoeducational assessments will fall in the range of $2,000 to $2,400 and will not exceed this range.

This assessment fee is all-inclusive, and includes time spent on the initial clinical intake, review of previous reports or documentation, administration of standardized tests, scoring, interpretation, report writing, and the feedback meeting.

Child and youth psychoeducational assessments include:

  1. One intake session with the parent(s) where your psychologist will establish the referral question(s) and explore developmental and academic history.
  2. Two sessions for standardized testing that measures cognitive ability/intelligence (IQ) and academic achievement.
  3. Completion of rating scales from multiple raters (e.g., self report and teacher and parent rating scales) across different environments (e.g., home and school).
  4. A formal, written report that includes specific, individualized recommendations that are tailored to the strengths and challenges of the client’s unique learning profile.
  5. A feedback meeting with the parent(s) where your psychologist will thoroughly explain the results and recommendations of the psychoeducational report and answer any questions you may have.

Learn more about our child & youth psychoeducational assessment services.

Adult psychoeducational assessments include:

  1. One intake session with your psychologist to review your history, concerns and referral question(s).
  2. Two sessions for standardized testing that measures cognitive and academic achievement levels.
  3. Completion of rating scales from multiple raters (e.g., self report and potentially a parent and/or partner) across different environments (e.g., home, work, and school).
  4. A formal, written report that includes specific, individualized recommendations that are tailored to the strengths and challenges of the client’s unique learning profile.
  5. A feedback meeting where your psychologist will present the findings of the report and answer any questions you may have.

Learn more about our adult psychoeducational assessment services..

If you have any specific questions you'd like answered, please fill out our confidential contact form and get in touch with us.

If you'd like to book an assessment with us, you can book an appointment online at our Main Office (in Midnapore), or at our Acadia location.

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Adult ADHD Assessments:

An adult ADHD assessment costs between $1,600 and $1,800, and includes:

  1. Completion of screening checklists and a one hour structured clinical interview with your psychologist.
  2. One to two testing sessions where you will be given standardized assessment measures including cognitive testing and achievement and continuous performance testing if necessary.
  3. Completion of rating scales from multiple raters (e.g., self report and potentially a parent and/or partner) across different environments (e.g., home, work, and school).
  4. A formal, written report that includes specific, individualized recommendations that will help you optimize your success personally, academically, and/or occupationally.
  5. A feedback meeting where your psychologist will present the findings of the report and answer any questions you may have.

See our services page for more information, or fill out our confidential contact form if you have any specific questions you'd like answered.

If you'd like to book an assessment with us, you can book an appointment online at our Main Office (in Midnapore), or at our Acadia location.

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Gifted Assessments:

A Gifted Assessment costs $900 (see also below) and includes:

  1. A 30-minute intake with the parent(s).
  2. One cognitive testing session.
  3. A formal written report that includes both FSIQ (Full Scale Intelligence Quotient) and GAI (the Wechsler General Ability Index).
    Westmount requires both.
  4. A 30-minute feedback meeting.

A gifted assessment is required for an application to Westmount Charter School, and to formally identify gifted learners (Code 80), and qualify for an IPP (Individual Program Plan).

Please note: the cognitive assessment is the first step in the new, revised referral process for GATE placements.

For all gifted testing, should your child not meet gifted criteria, you will be given the opportunity to decline a written report and feedback meeting, and simply pay for the testing and scoring, which is $500.

See our services page for more information, or fill out our confidential contact form if you have any specific questions you'd like answered.

If you'd like to book an assessment with us, you can book an appointment online at our Main Office (in Midnapore), or at our Acadia location.

Book a Gifted Assessment