Extended Benefits

Deborah Pearce Counselling, Kelowna BC

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor
Somatic Trauma Therapist
250.878.9503  dapearcews@gmail.com

Counselling Kelowna

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250.878.9503    dapearcews@gmail.com


Extended Benefits & Accident Injury Coverage

Regarding Providers, Billing and Coverage:

Many Extended Benefits Insurance Plans reimburse counselling services by a registered counsellor. Providers often cover on submission of receipt, without question.

Deborah Pearce ACCT BC Registered ID #1058
  • ICBC Accident Trauma Injury Claims
  • Registered with  Green Shield, RWAM, SSQ Financial Group
  • ACCT Approved with Pacific Blue Cross, Equitable Life, Coughlin and Associates, Claimsecure
  • Crime Victim Assistance Program: For those approved by CVAP for Therapy coverage due to trauma incurred by criminal violence, either directly, as immediate family members, and/or witnessing criminal violence.

A Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC), Deborah Pearce is a member of the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT) meeting the standards and Competency Profile of the Psychotherapy Act of Canada. For insurance and competency purposes the designation of RTC, in accordance with the regulatory standards of FACTBC and the Psychotherapy Act, qualifies for coverage equivalent to RCC (Registered Clinical Counsellor).


Advocacy on behalf of Clients with their Insurance Providers:

The Association of Cooperative Counsellors of Canada has successfully lobbied with insurance companies, and continues lobbying, upholding the recent regulatory standards of the Psychotherapy Act. Many providers previously covering only Social Workers, Psychologists, or RCC’s have now changed policy to equally cover Registered Therapeutic Counsellors.

Manulife: ACCT Counsellors have successfully negotiated directly with Manulife, advocating for their clients. Manulife does not recognize any counselling association, and broadly covers psychologists, social workers and MFC’s (marriage and family counsellors). On a case by case basis ACCT Counsellors have reported approval of their clients’ counselling coverage.

Great West Life at this point, recognizes only Registered Psychologists.

Pending Approval: Sun Life, Neurological Wellness Association, Empire Life, and Medavie Blue Cross

If your claim has been rejected ACCT will follow up on your behalf ! Contact acctcounsellor@gmail.com or call 1 844 369-ACCT(2228). 


Let nothing stand in your way of getting the help you need.

Your well-being is worth every effort. The cost of therapy in view of the benefits of a better life, is really very little.


Taking the Steps to Improved Quality of Life, Call Kelowna Counsellor, Deborah Pearce 250.878.9503