We Value Diversity
We are strong believers that diversity enriches all of our lives. Because of this, we strive to celebrate the strengths that are brought to our lives through our differences and similarities. This includes and is not limited to ethnic and cultural background, gender, class, age, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, race, religion, relationship status, physical or mental abilities, and socioeconomic status. Together, we are stronger.
Extended Health Benefits
As Registered Clinical Counsellors for the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors, our services are generally covered by extended benefits plans. Please confirm coverage with your provider. We will issue a receipt for our services that you may submit to your extended health benefits provider for reimbursement. For some individuals, fees that are not covered may be tax deductible as a medical expense.
Student Health Benefits
Most of the local college and university student health plans will cover $300 to $500 per year towards counselling sessions. For details, visit the I have a plan website, select the school that you attend, and click on the health tab.
Crime Victim Assistance Program
We are Approved Counsellors for the Crime Victim Assistance Program through the B.C. Ministry of Justice. If you are the victim, immediate family member, or witness to a crime that has caused physical or emotional injury, your entire counselling fee may be covered by this program. Visit Victim Services for application and details.
Payment will be collected at the beginning of session, and is payable by cash or credit card.
Individual Counselling: $135/session (plus GST)
Couples/Family/Relationship/Intimate Network Counselling: $145/session (plus GST)
Group Counselling: Contact us to discuss details as rates vary
At The Grounding Stone, we do a portion of our therapy work on a sliding scale for individuals facing financial barriers. The lower cost spectrum of this scale is currently wait-listed.
We require a minimum of 24 hours notice (48 hours notice preferred) for cancellation of a counselling session. If this notice is not given, or if the appointment is missed, the full fee of the session will be invoiced. Please notify your counsellor of your cancellation by email or text message. This policy is in place as there is a high demand for appointments. If you are unable to make your appointment and provide appropriate notice, the opportunity may be available for another client to come in for a session at that time.
We are committed to client confidentiality as a part of our ethical practice, and we take efforts to ensure that all client information is kept secure and confidential. However, there may be times when we are required by law to release information. These times are:
- When a minor is at risk of abuse or immediate harm
- When a client is in severe and imminent danger of harming themselves or others
- In a medical emergency
- When subpoenaed by a court of law
- At all other times, client information will only be released with the written consent of the client.
Where to Find Us
5446 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC, V5P 3V8