Deborah Pearce Counselling, Kelowna BC
Registered Therapeutic Counsellor
Somatic Trauma Therapist
Extended Benefits & Accident Injury Coverage
Providers, Billing and Coverage:
Many Extended Benefits Insurance Plans reimburse counselling services by a registered counsellor.
Deborah Pearce ACCT BC Registered ID #1058
- ICBC Accident Trauma Injury Claims
- Registered with Green Shield Canada, SSQ Financial
- ACCT Approved with Pacific Blue Cross, Sun Life, Equitable Life of Canada, 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, Deborah Pearce RTC MTC 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 other registered counsellors including RCC (Registered Clinical Counsellor).
Advocacy on behalf of Clients with 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 reviews on a case-by-case basis; generally 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 – check your plan for recent changes. Previously GWL has recognized only Registered Psychologists.
Pending Approval: Neurological Wellness Association, Empire Life, and Medavie Blue Cross
When booking it is always recommended to check your plan for extended benefits coverage
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.