What are your fees for services? How can I pay?


In accordance with the Psychologists' Association of Alberta's recommended fee schedule, each 50 minute individual, family or couple session is $200. Fees are payable in cash, eTransfer, Visa or Mastercard. I have a limited number of spots available at reduced rates to accomodate diverse financial situations. Please inquire for more information. Sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice are subject to a $100 fee.




Do you directly bill insurance companies?


Yes, if you are with Alberta Blue Cross or Canada Life, I can directly bill your insurance company. I am also an approved service provider for the Physician Family Support Program (PFSP), Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP, and Veterans Affairs Canada.




What do I need to bring to my 1st session?


With your permission, you will be emailed an intake form prior to your first session. You may complete it online in advance or arrive 10 minutes early to complete forms in the waiting room. Nothing else is required.




Is there free parking available?


Yes, there is plenty of free parking available.




What is the difference between a registered psychologist and...


In Alberta, a registered psychologist must have at least a Masters degree, 1600 supervised hours, and have passed registration exams. A provisional psychologist has a Masters degree and is in the process of completing their supervised hours. Insurance companies may or may not cover their services. A psychiatrist has a medical degree. Some may offer counselling, but their specialty is prescribing medication. Currently in Alberta, there is no legislation for who can call themselves a counsellor or a therapist. Credentials and experience can vary greatly.




Is your space accessible and accomodating?


My office and the washroom are wheelchair accesible. It is on the main floor; there are no stairs or elevators required. There is no automatic door. Natural light and/or dim lamp light options are available for those with light sensitivity. Service dogs are welcome. I am happy to discuss other accomodations as needed.




What are your hours?


Mondays 1PM - 9PM Tuesdays 9AM - 5PM Wednesdays 1PM - 9PM Thursdays 1PM - 9PM *Friday appointments may be accomodated.





Amrita Bhar

111 Haddow Close NW

Edmonton, AB T6R 3W3

780 447 2878

amrita@connectionscounselling.net

© 2023 by Amrita Bhar

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