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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ: FAQ

HOW MUCH DOES COUNSELLING COST?

$150 per 50 minute individual virtual counselling session with Chris Hellewell MSW RSW (ages 18 and up) and Suvi Teigen MSW RSW (ages 16 and up)

$160 per 50 minute individual counselling session with April Griffin MSW RSW (Ages 17 and up)

*sliding scale available on a case by case basis- please inquire directly*

Cancellations between 48 and 24 hours will be charged 50% of the fee of the session, sessions with less than 24 hours notice will be charged the full fee (this includes sickness, with the exception of hospitalization).

Many health benefits plans will reimburse you for counselling services.  Contact your plan provider before your first session to ensure that your plan covers a Registerd Social Worker (RSW).

The cost of seeing a Registered Social Worker is eligible to be deducted as a medical practitioners for the purpose of the medical expenses tax credit through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

April, Chris and Suvi are approved providers for the First Nations Health Authority www.fnha.ca

April is an approved provider for ICBC and the Crime Victims Assistance Program ( CVAP )

For further questions please contact info@emotionwise.ca

HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?

The number of sessions you attend will depend on your counselling goals.  

After your first session you can discuss your hopes for counselling with you therapist and they can recommend a length of time depending on what issue you are working on.


For childhood trauma and emotional regulation issues a 4-6 month commitment is recommended.

WHERE IS YOUR OFFICE LOCATED?

Our therapists hold sessions virtually/online and in Vancouver.

Vancouver Office:

119 West Pender St.

It is accessible by major bus routes and close to the Stadium Skytrain Station.

WHAT DAYS AND TIMES ARE YOUR COUNSELLORS AVAILABLE?


Mondays- morning, afternoon, evening (virtual/in-person)

Tuesdays - morning, afternoon (virtual only)

Wednesdays- morning, afternoon, evening (in-person/virtual),

Thursdays- morning, afternoon (in-person/virtual)

Fridays- morning, afternoon  (in-person/virtual)

Saturday mornings (virtual)

Evenings available virtually by request for Chris Hellewell MSW RSW

Please contact  info@emotionwise.ca for specific availability of our therapists.

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