Located on traditional territory of Wabanaki, Wolastoqiyik and Mi’Kmaq Peoples.
Please reach us at (506) 849-4469 if you cannot find an answer to your question.
Psychologists are highly trained professionals that provide specialized psychological services to individuals, groups, and families. A licensed psychologist in New Brunswick typically holds a master’s and/or doctoral degree that involves 6-12 years of university study on how people think, feel, and behave. Psychologists are uniquely trained to use psychological tests for assessment and diagnosis, and use scientific knowledge to help you understand, explain, and change your behavior. A psychologist does not prescribe medications, but may collaborate with other professionals (e.g., family physicians, psychiatrists) when needed to ensure the most effective treatment strategy for you.
When you choose a Psychologist, you can be assured the professional has extensive formal training as well as supervision in their areas of practice. In addition, a psychologist must adhere to a strict code of ethics and professional standards and is governed and regulated by the College of Psychologists of NB.
A psychologist will identify your needs, and work to facilitate change in any area of functioning that you would like to improve. Psychologists work with you to maximize the chances for lasting improvements in targeted areas through the use of well-researched, effective treatment strategies. A Psychologist can also assess and diagnose concerns such as mental illness and learning disabilities, and make recommendations to improve overall quality of life.
Traditionally, it was generally thought that someone had to have a serious mental illness to see a psychologist. While psychologists today still treat mental illness, they also can provide services for other reasons. Anyone can benefit from psychological services that enhance and maintain physical and mental health, and promote an overall healthy quality of life.
No, you do not need a referral from a physician. However, some extended health insurance plans do require a physician’s referral. We strongly encourage you to check with your provider regarding details of your coverage, and whether a physician’s referral is required for reimbursement.
Individual therapy ranges from $190-200 per hour. This is consistent with recommendations by the College of Psychologists of New Brunswick. The cost for an assessment can vary depending on the type of assessment. Assessments are billed hourly at a rate of $200 per hour. This includes administration, interview, scoring, report writing, and feedback sessions as appropriate. Please contact us directly for a more specific estimate based on your individual case.
Private psychological services are not covered under NBMedicare. However, most extended medical plans (e.g., BlueCross, Sunlife, etc.) cover at least part of the cost for psychological services.
We strongly encourage you to check with your insurance provider before booking an appointment. Questions you may wish to ask your provider:
Does my plan cover services for a Licensed Psychologist?
How much coverage do I have per year? When does my year renew?
What percentage do you cover?
Do I require a physician's referral to qualify for coverage?
We accept cash, debit, Visa, and Mastercard. Individual therapy fees are due at the time of the session. We will gladly provide a receipt for insurance reimbursement and/or income tax purposes.
We offer direct billing to Blue Cross and some other insurance providers. Contact us for more details.