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Dr. Antanina Firer is a Registered Psychologist whose work centers on child and adolescent psychology. Her clinical work experience spans from schools, inpatient psychiatric hospital units, detention centres, and specialized provincial treatment centres. Apart from practicing in private practice, Dr. Firer also works at Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children in the Autism program. Dr. Firer focuses on treatment and comprehensive psychological assessment for children and adolescents who present with a variety of cognitive, emotional and behavioural issues such as:
• Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
• Learning Disabilities
• Intellectual Disabilities
• Autism Spectrum Disorders
• Emotional problems, including Depression and Anxiety
• School transitions
• Separation and divorce
• Developmental transitions
• Serious and pervasive mental illness, including Bipolar, Dissociative and Psychotic Disorders
• Somatic Disorders
• LGBTQ issues
Dr. Firer follows the fee schedule recommended by the British Columbia Psychological Association, which is $200 per hour.
Psychological assessments are uniquely tailored to each client and thus can vary greatly in length. A short assessment geared towards identifying a very specific issue such as ADHD costs approximately $1,500 and includes a report and a feedback session. The cost for a more comprehensive assessment could range from $2,000 to $3,000. Prior to making an appointment, Dr. Firer offers a free 30-minute phone call in order to answer any questions you might have about the assessment process, including the referral question, instruments that might be used, assessment length and approximate cost.
Third-party payers, such as Pacific Blue Cross, may cover some of the cost. Medical Service Plan does not cover psychological services. Fees are collected at the beginning of each hourly session. A fee of $500 is charged on the day of the consultation session for a psychological assessment. The remainder is due on the day of the feedback session.
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For further information, visit Antanina Firer's website.