Therapy services are covered by many private insurance companies,
Blue Cross Medavie (direct billing available for certain plans)
Green Shield (direct billing available)
However, not all private insurance plans cover psychotherapy services provided by a social worker and/ or clinical therapist. It is highly recommended that you contact your insurance provider and ask if psychotherapy services are covered and what coverage you have, to ensure claims will be honoured. Most plans require you to pay for the therapy session and then submit the receipt for reimbursement.
Thrive has approved providers for such programs as:
Canadian Armed Forces (CAF)
Mi'kmaw Family and Children's Services
Non-Insured Health Benefits Program (NIHB)
Residential Schools Program (IRS)
New clients can self-refer by emailing Thrive at firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 902-577-5853.
Effective July 1, 2022, Thrive Counselling and Consulting's rate for social work/ psychotherapy services, whether individual, couples, or family therapy, service is $175/ clinical hour, as per the recommendation of NSCSW. This fee will apply automatically for all new clients from July 1 forward. For current clients, the fee for service will remain at $160/ clinical hour until September 30, 2022. The new rate of $175/ clinical hour will be in effect for all clients on October 1, 2022. Payment can be made by e-transfer, credit card or cash. Invoices and official receipts will be emailed to clients. Therapy services may be claimed as a medical expense for income tax purposes, if applicable.
Thrive requires a minimum of 2 business days notice (at least 48 hours) for cancellations. This means, for example, that sessions scheduled for a Monday require cancellation by the end of business day on Thursday. The earlier you let us know you need to cancel the easier it is to offer the spot to another client. No-shows and late cancellations will be charged the full fee for the clinical session. Please note that insurance providers do not cover no-shows or cancellations.
Thrive does not provide emergency or crisis mental health services. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please proceed to the nearest ER or contact the NSHA Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Line at 1-888-429-8167 (available 24/7).