Rates

Please note our standard billing rate is $190 per hour. These prices reflect the recommended hourly rate as per the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia (APNS) for Psychologists registered with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (NSBEP).

Insurance Information

MSI does not cover the cost of private psychological services. However, most extended medical insurance policies offer coverage for psychological services. We encourage you to consult with your insurance company to learn about coverage available to you.  True North will provide you with receipts for services that you may submit to your insurance company for reimbursement (if applicable). These receipts are also tax-deductible medical expenses if paid out of pocket, either in part or whole.

Helpful questions to ask your insurance company:

  • How much coverage do I have per calendar year?
  • How much do you cover per session (e.g. 100%)? Is there a copay?
  • Does my plan cover the services of a Registered Psychologist or Candidate Registered Psychologist?
  • Do I require a physician’s referral to receive insurance coverage?
  • Is my plan eligible for direct billing?
  • How do I submit my claim for reimbursement?

 

Tips for Students!

If you are a post-secondary student, you likely have insurance through your school that covers psychological services. We strongly recommend you checking with your school about your insurance coverage, many of which cover in part or whole the cost of assessments and counselling sessions. You may also be eligible to receive funds for services through you school’s accessibility services. Please check with your school to learn about their funding opportunities.

Counselling and Therapy

Counselling

$190 with a Psychologist

$130 with a Registered Social Worker (Kingston Office)

Couples and/or Family Counselling

$190-215 with a Psychologist

Assessments

ADHD Assessment

Investigates for attentional, hyperactivity, impulsivity challenges, and associated features of ADHD. Involves interviewing sessions in addition to scoring and report writing completed by the clinician.

Approximate cost is based on 5 hours at the standard billing rate. Please call for more information.

Psychoeducational Assessment

Investigates cognitive functioning and academic skills to identify Specific Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, and Giftedness.

Approximate cost is based on 12-16 hours at the standard billing rate. Please call for more information.

Vocational Assessment

Facilitates career planning by identifying cognitive strengths and weaknesses, interests, skills, and abilities.

Approximate cost is based on 11 hours at the standard billing rate. Please call for more information.

Psychological Assessment

Evaluates mental health functioning and may be used by external organizations to determine suitability to receive supports.

Approximate cost is based on 13-18 hours at the standard billing rate. Please call for more information.