Rates and Helpful Information

Session fees are due on the day of appointment, prior to the session.

Payment can be made in advance through e-transfer, cash, or by credit card on the appointment booking site.

Counselling Session - $125 per 55 minute session

EMDR Sessions - $135 per 55 minute session

$150 per 75 minute session

Overcoming Anxiety Program

$160 investment for the 8 week Trauma Yoga Therapy Program (4 bi-weekly sessions of 2-hour sessions. Next session to be announced: COMING SOON! 

Criminal Injuries Counselling Program Clients 

If you have been approved for this program, the Department of Justice will pay up to $85 per session as a subsidy to access counselling. As an individual, you are responsible for the remainder of the session costs, CURRENTLY $40.

Letters of Support  

detailed letters - $125/hour

brief letters (i.e. confirmation of attendance) - $25 flat rate

External Meetings

travel time - $50/hour

meeting time - $125/hour

Please note that these rates are applicable as of January 1st, 2019. 

If you have previously negotiated a sliding scale rate, please confirm with your therapist. 

There are not currently openings for pro bono clients. This will become updated as spots become available. If you would like to be added to a waitlist for these services, please email: admin@lotusrising.ca. 

Health Insurance Coverage

Many health insurance plans will pay a percentage of the session fee. 

Each plan has different stipulations about what they will cover, how much, and to what limit. 

Please contact your provider about your specific plan details, as your therapist does not have access to your personal plan information. 

Some key questions to ask your insurance provider may include: 

  • does my plan cover the services of a Registered Social Worker approved by the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers as a Licensed Private Practitioner? 
  • How much coverage do I have each year? What are the beginning and end dates of each fiscal year?
  • Does my plan cover 100% of the amount or do I have to pay a portion of each visit?
  • Do I require a physician's referral to qualify for coverage? 
  • How do I submit my claim for reimbursement? 
  • Can my therapist direct bill? 

Please note: Clinical social work services may be claimed through the Medical Expense Credit (METC) on your Income Tax so please keep your receipts. Visit www.cra.gc.ca/medical to learn more about how to claim the METC.


Other funding is available for those who are approved for Criminal Injuries Counselling funding through Department of Justice. This is for individuals who have filed a police report and have been given the application from the DOJ Victim Services for people who have been a victim of crime within the past year who is currently in the criminal justice system. 

If you are unsure if you are able to apply or would like more information about applying, please use the link below. 


*** Sliding Scale and Pro Bono sessions are available on a limited basis. Please contact us directly to see if this is an option, or to add your name to a waitlist, at admin@lotusrising.ca ***

Trauma Therapy

Whole Healing - Beyond Words.

902-478-4294                 info@lotusrising.ca 

Lotus Rising Trauma Therapy