Rates and Policies


Registered Counselling Therapist (Candidate) Rates

  • $135 per 50 minute session
  • $190 per 75 minute session

Registered Counselling Therapist Rates

  • $150 per 50 minute session
  • $210 per 75 minute session


Payments are due at the time of the appointment.

Cancellation Policy

24 business hours notice is required for cancellations. The full hourly rate will be charged for any missed appointments without the full 24 business hours notice and is required to be paid prior to booking another therapy session. Cancellations are accepted by emailing intake@MLfamilycounselling.com or by emailing your therapist directly. Cancellations will not be accepted by phone or voice mail.

Further information about our Cancellation Policy >>

Extended Health Benefits

Depending on your current health insurance provider and employee benefit plan, it is possible for services to be covered in full or in part. Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for services known as ‘Registered Counselling Therapist’, ‘Registered Clinical Therapist’ or ‘Psychotherapist’. We can bill direct to Blue Cross.  For all other insurance providers, we will issue you a detailed paid receipt for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

First Nations & Inuit Health Benefits

The Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program is a national program that provides coverage to registered First Nations and recognized Inuit to support them in reaching an overall health status that is comparable with other Canadians. The Non-Insured Health Benefits Program provides coverage for a limited range of medically necessary goods and services to which these clients are not entitled through other plans and programs.

Income Tax Claim

Some small business owners and some Nova Scotians can claim counselling fees under their Health Spending Account or as a medical expense when they file their income tax with the Canada Revenue Agency.

Private Clients

Many of our clients choose to pay privately for appointments. Working privately allows you the freedom to work with the therapist you choose, as often as you choose.

Our Promise

We are devoted to being fully present with our clients, we show up with immense empathy and are committed to the therapeutic process; we trust this focus will be evident in our work together.

Everyone is Welcome