​​​​​​​​​​​FEES and THIRD PARTY PAYERS


My fee is $ 120.00 per hour plus GST.  Sessions are generally one hour long.  


Clients are often able to access my services FREE of CHARGE through Crime Victim Assistance Program, WorkSafe BC's Critical Incident Response Program, First Nations Health Authority and/or your EAP/EFAP program.  


Clients can also seek reimbursement through their Extended Benefits Program insurance provider such as Blue Cross.  I find that people often have more benefits available to them than they are aware of. Some employees have counselling coverage through BOTH an EFAP company AND through an Extended Benefits program. 


Click on the links below for more information:








Employees and family members of the following organizations should contact their EAP  company, OPTUM PPC Canada for more information on the benefits available to them at 1-800-663-9099:

  • School District 58 (Nicola-Similkameen)
  • School District 53 (Okanagan-Similkameen)
  • Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen
  • Town of Princeton




I offer both distance services and in-person services to previous, existing and new clients.


Art therapy, counselling & clinical supervision services are offered in person through two office locations in the Similkameen Valley and South Okanagan. Please click on the "In Person Services" link above for more information.


Residents of Northern BC and the Bulkley Valley are best served by distance services although this can be combined with the occasional in-person session if you are travelling through the area. Please click on the "Distance Services" link above for more information. 


Whether accessing distance or face-to-face services my practise is highly client centred.  I employ a combination of CBT-informed, DBT-informed, and trauma-informed techniques to assist you in meeting your identified goals in a safe and efficient manner. I am trained in Art Therapy and sandplay therapy techniques; these techniques are available to you should you so choose.


Some of the issues I work with include: 


Children & Adolescents

Adult

EAP & EFAP counselling

Work-Life Balance

Mental Health Issues

Depression

Anxiety

Stress Management

LIfe Transitions

Post Traumatic Stress Reactions

Grief & Loss

First Stage Trauma Treatment

Immigrant & Refugee Mental Health

Northern, rural, remote mental Health

Aboriginal Counselling

Cross-cultural Issues in Counselling



 



SERVICES

MICHEALA SLIPP, M.A., C.C.C.-S, ATR