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Professional Fees, Payment, and Insurance

Professional Fees

In assessing fees for our services, we generally follow the recommendations of the Manitoba Psychological Society (MPS) but fees for certain services may be slightly higher.

Fees for Psychological Treatment

Professional fees for psychological treatment (psychotherapy, family therapy, couple therapy, coaching, etc.) are based on 50-minute-long blocks of time. We assess fees for appointment times longer than 50 minutes at the same hourly fee, and for telephone calls or other consultations longer than 10 minutes, and for email communications.

Fees for Psychological / Psychoeducational Evaluation

Fees are for psychological assessment are also based on 50-minute-long blocks of time. Fees are charged for time spent with all aspects of the work, including:


  • Clinical interviews

  • Interviews with parents or guardians, teachers, a spouse, etc

  • Reviewing documents

  • Psychological testing

  • Scoring tests and analyzing findings

  • Providing feedback to clients and others

  • Writing reports

  • Providing follow-up services—e.g. consultation with school staff or a physician; completing forms.


We can estimate the total time required to complete an evaluation in advance but actual time may be more or less than the estimate. The process could be as short as a couple of hours, or much longer, depending on referral questions, the complexity of issues involved, the number of people we need to interview, the types and amount of testing needed, etc.

Estimate of fees for Psychoeducational Assessment:

  • Intake interviews Approximately 1.0 hour

  • Interview and testing (Cognitive, Academic Achievement, Executive, Emotional) 2.0 - 5.0 hours

  • Scoring and Interpretation 2.5 hours

  • Feedback 1.0 hours

  • Writing a report 5.0 hours


The cost of a typical psycho-educational assessment is approximately $2600-$2800, depending on the time needed for testing.


Payment is due at the time of service, and can be made by Visa, Mastercard, cheque, or cash.


A receipt will be issued at the time of payment. 


Fees for psychological services may be tax deductible.


If a third party has entered into a contract to fund services to you, Red Ladder Optimized Learning will handle billings with that third party. 

Psychological Services and Health Insurance

Service agreements and payments are between our office and our clients, and we normally do not deal directly with insurance companies.


It is up to clients to seek reimbursement of fees from relevant insurance plans.


Fees paid for the services of an independently practicing psychological service provider are covered by many extended health insurance plans (e.g., Blue Cross, Sun Life, etc.).


In Manitoba, an independently-practicing psychological service provider is either a Registered Psychologist or Psychological Associate (Independent Practice). A Registered Psychologist will normally have a doctoral degree (Ph.D., Psy.D., Ed.D.) and a Psychological Associate (Independent Practice) will have a Masters degree in Psychology (M.A., M.Ed., M.Sc.).


Because the details of plans vary, it is important to read your plan or check with the insurer directly to clarify terms and limits of coverage.


Private psychological services are not covered by Manitoba Health.

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