The Ins & Outs of Andrew Feldmár’s Practice (2020)
Contact: (604) 733-4256 or email@example.com
Fees (for new people): The standard fee for a 50-minute session is $225. The price of the initial consultation (which is usually a double session, i.e., 1 hour & 40 minutes) is based on the standard fee ($450) and is not negotiable. Couples, families need 100 minute sessions or longer. After the initial consultation, if money would be the only obstacle to continuing therapy, the fee might be re-negotiated. Fees can be paid in cash or by check or by INTERAC e-Transfer or by direct (bank-to-bank) money transfer or via PayPal; preferably paid ahead or session-by-session. The same fee applies for couple- or family-therapy.
Time & Place: I will work on Wednesdays & Thursdays at my home office: 4024 West 20th Avenue (near Crown Street, in the 4th block West of Dunbar Street). The front door will be unlocked when you arrive, don't ring the bell, don't knock, please, come in and wait in the room to the left; I'll come and fetch you. Bathroom is upstairs; please wait to use it just before or after your session upstairs.
Cancellations: After an appointment is made, unless I get 48 hours notice that you won’t make it, you are responsible for the full fee. If you give me less than 48 hours notice, and I succeed in finding someone to take your appointment, your fee will be waived. The cause of missing an appointment is of no consequence: this policy is not punitive; it is to cushion me from the vicissitudes of your life.
Note: For 50 years now, I’ve been practicing psychotherapy as a psychologist. Since January 1, 2006, Dr. Patricia Wilensky, a former registrar of the College, and I, have refused to register in the College of Psychologists of British Columbia, which, we thought, was mismanaged and autocratic. I had been registered there since the formation of the College in 1979. I am, however, an Honorary Life Member of the Canadian Psychological Association (C. P. A. Membership No.: 1131).
Holidays: Through the year I will take about 18 of the 52 weeks off. I will give as much prior notice as I can before each stretch of time off.