Fee Schedule

Fee Schedule a/o May 1, 2020

The following fee schedule is in place to reflect some of our cost to provide professional therapy. Our therapists are professionally trained and are compensated accordingly.

All clients are asked to contribute some portion of the cost of their therapy. We have learned that when clients contribute to the cost of their therapy, they take the therapy more seriously and thereby make greater progress.

Please also check to see whether your employer provides any employee assistance funds. This usually takes the form of employee benefit plans. Note that during the Covid-19 pandemic, some insurers that restrict counselling services to registered psychologists, such as federal government plans for civil servants, military, and RCMP are also permitting services provided by our agency’s registered or certified counsellors.

Our fees are based on an estimate of a person’s ability to pay based on their household income. As Vancouver Island’s largest non-profit professional counselling agency, our mandate is to ensure that everyone has access to affordable counselling services.

Fee per session


Practicum Counsellor  Registered Counsellor  Annual household income

              $35                                     $65                            Under $25,000

              $35                                     $70                         $25,000 – $40,000

              $40                                     $75                         $40,000 – $50,000

              $40                                     $80                         $50,000 – $60,000

              $45                                     $85                         $60,000 – $70,000

              $45                                     $90                         $70,000 – $80,000

              $50                                     $95                         $80,000 – $90,000

              $50                                   $100                         $90,000 – $100,000

[NOTE: This is the maximum fee for families with children at home or families where it is a child or teen getting assistance, regardless of household income.]

            $55                                     $105                         $100,000 – $110,000

            $55                                     $110                         $110,000 – $120,000

            $60                                     $115                         $120,000 – $130,000

            $60                                     $120                         $130,000 – $140,000

            $65                                     $125                         $140,000 – $150,000

            $65                                     $130                         $150,000 – $160,000

            $70                                     $135                         $160,000 +        

Group session fees are on a cost-recovery basis. Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) group sessions are no charge for those in individual therapy with an Island Integrated Counselling therapist.

Our lower fees are made possible by the generosity of our funders and donors. We gratefully acknowledge the $1,000 financial contribution of Wal-Mart Canada, and the $10,000 contribution of the Nanaimo Foundation to help cover the cost of providing individual therapy to those at risk of post-traumatic stress disorder.

The cost of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy is subsidized by a $40,000 grant from the Government of British Columbia Gaming Fund.

Fees are also partially subsidized by our therapists who help low income clients by agreeing to lower compensation.