Frequently Asked Questions

How long is each session?

Sessions run for a full 60 minutes as this time is used to get to know you, discuss treatment plans, and as sessions progress implement strategies towards successful completion of treatment goals.   Time between clients is booked for safety protocols to be implemented. 

How Many Sessions Should I Attend?
The number of sessions is different for each client and is based on the individuals needs, motivation and life situation.

How much does treatment cost?
The rate for individual counselling is $200 for a 60 minutes session and $300 for a couple session (90 minutes). It is important to note that we do not direct bill but that your extended health benefits may cover the cost of treatment. Please contact your benefits to confirm. There is a separate fee scale for FSCD and PDD funded clients, please call to discuss further. 

What form of payment do you accept?
We accept payment by e-transfer, Paypal, Visa or MasterCard.

What is the age range for treatment?

We see individuals from young Adolescents, Adults and seniors.

What are the office hours?
Our office hours are flexible. Please contact us to discuss a time that would work best for you.

Do I need a referral?
No, a referral is not required to attend treatment.

Will I be prescribed medication?
No, Psychiatrists and General Physicians (family doctors) prescribe medication. Your psychologist will provide you with skills and strategies to find a path through your emotional worries and concerns.

How do I book or reschedule an appointment?
Your initial free  20 minute consultation session can be booked online. Once you are registered in our system as a client you can reschedule your appointment by either emailing through our secure link or leaving a voice message.  Sage Counselling’s policy is 24 hours cancellation notice, which provides time to contact other clients to fill the time. With less than 24 hours notice provided you will be billed for 50% of the cost of your session. Please note if you are feeling unwell due to covid concerns please do not come to your session and know that there will no rescheduling fee even with short notice.