We offer a variety of session types to suit your needs and preferences.
Sessions are paid by clinical hours – a clinical hour is equal to 50 minutes. The full fee is due at the time of the session unless clients have Green Shield or Pacific Blue Cross extended health benefits, or coverage through Veteran Affairs Canada. These clients are only responsible for paying the difference, if there is one, between the session fee and the amount covered by their third party provider.
- Information Session
We recognize it’s not easy finding the right psychologist. The Aegis approach is to offer a 20 minute information session which lets you meet with Dr. Cook and get comfortable with the experience.
This session is not mandatory – it is a service offered free of charge for you to try out a session with Dr. Cook.
- Initial Interview
All new clients start with a one-hour initial interview. It is a way for Dr. Cook to become more familiar with your needs, and to make appropriate treatment recommendations.
You will have completed the online application, Dr. Cook will have agreed to see you as a client, and you will have filled in either the online or paper and pencil version of the registration form BEFORE this interview.
Initial Interview: $220 per hour
- Ongoing In-Person
Ongoing in-person typically means one-on-one psychotherapy with Dr. Cook. It is for current or returning clients who have already had their initial interview. These sessions are offered on a one-hour weekly, biweekly or less frequent basis.
Ongoing in-person sessions: $220 per hour
- Ongoing Online
Ongoing online is like ongoing in-person except it is conducted through secure video conferencing programs such as Jane Online Appointments and Doxy, helpful in providing social distancing during COVID-19. The link for Doxy is https://doxy.me/aegis. Please go to Jane or Doxy to test your system in advance of the session.
Ongoing online sessions: $220