Who Pays for Psychological Services?

Private psychological services are not covered by Alberta Health, but for many people the cost of accessing psychological services can be offset through employee benefits or additional insurance coverage. The Psychologists' Association of Alberta 2018 recommended fee schedule is $200.00 per hour for individual counselling and for couples counselling. The treatment "hour" is usually 50 minutes allowing 10 minutes from each hour for after-session notes and other services. At the end of each session clients are issued a receipt for psychological counselling services that may be used to obtain reimbursement from your employee benefits or insurance company.