Care and support, for all of our credential holders and their family, is a priority of our District. In keeping with this, it is the desire of the District to help credential holders with up to $500 per year per family (including dependents 18 years old and younger) for District-approved counselling within annual budgeting parameters. This subsidy is not intended for premarital counselling, career counselling or marital enhancement retreats. For any questions about the counselling and subsidy program, please read the District Counselling Policy and contact our District Office at info@bc.paoc.org as needed. 

Select your region from the left side to see available counsellors. 

 

Claiming Reimbursement or Subsidy for Counselling 

Credential holders seeking financial assistance for meeting with a District approved counsellor, as listed on this website, must:  

  1. Pay for the counselling fee in full before leaving the counselling session. 
    • As it is the desire of the District to ensure care and support for all credentials holders, if credential holders are experiencing financial hardship and are unable to pay for the counselling fee upfront, they may contact Darwin Pichette prior to the counselling session, at dpichette@bc.paoc.org or 778-808-0595 (text), to discuss alternate payment arrangements.
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  2. Submit counselling invoices to their private or employee medical insurance provider, where applicable, until their annual coverage for clinical counselling per family member has been exhausted. Often this coverage would be up to $500 per person in the immediate family (including dependents 18 years old and younger or up to 25 years old if enrolled in post-secondary school and not married). Kechnie Benefits, the current District approved provider, is able to assist with up to $500 per person and only with District approved counselling, as found on this website. 
    • If the private or employee medical insurance coverage is less than 100% (ie. 90%, 80%, etc.), the residual amount may be submitted to the District Office for subsidy through this link (District Counselling Subsidy Submission). This strictly confidential reimbursement would be a part of the $500 subsidy. The District is only able to assist with District approved counselling, as found on this website.
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  3. After such private or employee insurance coverage has been exhausted for the calendar year or where such private or employee medical insurance coverage does not exist, submit the full amount to the District Office for subsidy through this link (District Counselling Subsidy Submission). This strictly confidential reimbursement would be a part of the $500 subsidy. The District is only able to assist with District approved counselling, as found on this website. 

If it is not possible to submit counselling invoices electronically, please submit invoices by postal mail to the District Office at PAOC, 20411 Douglas Crescent, Langley, BC, V3A 4B6, attention to Darwin Pichette, where it will be handled in strict confidence. 

If you are a counsellor and would like to apply to be included in our listings, please contact our office at info@bc.paoc.org

COUNSELLORS AND CLAIMING SUBSIDIES