Therapists in Blackfalds, AB

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Suzie Bisson
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych, EMDR Th
Verified Verified
Blackfalds, AB T0M
Everyone should offer themselves at least one priceless gift per year. A priceless gift is one that fosters our quality of life. Neutralizing the impact of negative past experiences or current stress, getting to know ourselves better, becoming more resilient, improving our experience of life, exploring new life directions and addressing challenging life transitions are all great examples of priceless gifts we can offer ourselves. Our mental health impacts all aspects of our life, the quality of our relationships, and how we experience the world. So, are you ready to give yourself the priceless gift of improved mental health?
Everyone should offer themselves at least one priceless gift per year. A priceless gift is one that fosters our quality of life. Neutralizing the impact of negative past experiences or current stress, getting to know ourselves better, becoming more resilient, improving our experience of life, exploring new life directions and addressing challenging life transitions are all great examples of priceless gifts we can offer ourselves. Our mental health impacts all aspects of our life, the quality of our relationships, and how we experience the world. So, are you ready to give yourself the priceless gift of improved mental health?
(587) 849-4629 View (587) 849-4629
Photo of Jacob Sombrutzki, MACP, RCC, Counsellor
Jacob Sombrutzki
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blackfalds, AB T0M
Are you struggling with daily life, goals, or your relationship with yourself or others? Do fear, anxiety, low self-worth, setting boundaries, or anger hold you back? I offer a collaborative, non-judgmental approach focused on helping you rediscover your self-worth and innate ability to navigate life's challenges. With a background in addiction treatment and a diverse upbringing, I integrate Eastern philosophy and spirituality into my practice. I presently exclusively offer online sessions while working closely with a dedicated team at Strength Counselling Services.
Are you struggling with daily life, goals, or your relationship with yourself or others? Do fear, anxiety, low self-worth, setting boundaries, or anger hold you back? I offer a collaborative, non-judgmental approach focused on helping you rediscover your self-worth and innate ability to navigate life's challenges. With a background in addiction treatment and a diverse upbringing, I integrate Eastern philosophy and spirituality into my practice. I presently exclusively offer online sessions while working closely with a dedicated team at Strength Counselling Services.
(587) 848-3186 View (587) 848-3186
Photo of Chelsey Stang, MEd, RPsych, Psychologist
Chelsey Stang
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Blackfalds, AB T0M
I am a Registered Psychologist specializing in anxiety, depression, women's issues and body image. It's an honour to be able to share in the experiences of my clients and I strive to provide a warm and compassionate therapy experience, free of judgment. I utilize evidence based therapy techniques, which I tailor to the unique needs of each client. I am able to offer CBT, ACT, Positive Psychology, Solution Focused Therapy, EMDR and Mindfulness based approaches. My goal is to provide the support that you are looking for in the way that best fits you and to ensure that your voice has been heard.
I am a Registered Psychologist specializing in anxiety, depression, women's issues and body image. It's an honour to be able to share in the experiences of my clients and I strive to provide a warm and compassionate therapy experience, free of judgment. I utilize evidence based therapy techniques, which I tailor to the unique needs of each client. I am able to offer CBT, ACT, Positive Psychology, Solution Focused Therapy, EMDR and Mindfulness based approaches. My goal is to provide the support that you are looking for in the way that best fits you and to ensure that your voice has been heard.
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Kelsey Hanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Blackfalds, AB T0M
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with a variety of clients including children, teens, adults, and couples, who are struggling in some area of their life. You could be encountering a mental health concern, trauma, career stress, or life transition. I help support you in identifying and reaching your goals. As the driver in therapy, you decide what is right for you.
I enjoy working with a variety of clients including children, teens, adults, and couples, who are struggling in some area of their life. You could be encountering a mental health concern, trauma, career stress, or life transition. I help support you in identifying and reaching your goals. As the driver in therapy, you decide what is right for you.
(825) 450-0062 View (825) 450-0062
Photo of Shantelle Szuch, MSc, RPsych, Psychologist
Shantelle Szuch
Psychologist, MSc, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Blackfalds, AB T0M
I am a Registered Psychologist in both AB and SK. I have over 15 years of clinical assessment experience with children, adolescents, adults, public safety personnel, front line workers, and health care professionals. My goal with formal assessment is to help you explore your symptoms, gain understanding of your responses and patterns, and empower you to gain renewed agency, with or without a formal diagnosis. I am competent to diagnose within the scope of the DSM. I also offer trauma treatment and am certified in TFCBT and BOS and have training in CPT, NMT, and other models, having worked in this field over 15 years.
I am a Registered Psychologist in both AB and SK. I have over 15 years of clinical assessment experience with children, adolescents, adults, public safety personnel, front line workers, and health care professionals. My goal with formal assessment is to help you explore your symptoms, gain understanding of your responses and patterns, and empower you to gain renewed agency, with or without a formal diagnosis. I am competent to diagnose within the scope of the DSM. I also offer trauma treatment and am certified in TFCBT and BOS and have training in CPT, NMT, and other models, having worked in this field over 15 years.
(825) 809-5412 View (825) 809-5412
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Rachel Sarah Freeman
Counsellor, CCC, MACP, CCTP, CATP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blackfalds, AB T0M
M.A.C.P. (Master of Arts Counseling Psychology), C.C.C. (Certified Canadian Counselor), C.C.T.P. (Certified Clinical Trauma Professional), C.A.T.P. (Certified Child & Adolescent Trauma Professional) I have been working as Certified Canadian Counsellor since 2017, registered with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, working in both individual counselling and group therapy settings. In 2020 I became certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional for adults, children and adolescents. ​
M.A.C.P. (Master of Arts Counseling Psychology), C.C.C. (Certified Canadian Counselor), C.C.T.P. (Certified Clinical Trauma Professional), C.A.T.P. (Certified Child & Adolescent Trauma Professional) I have been working as Certified Canadian Counsellor since 2017, registered with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, working in both individual counselling and group therapy settings. In 2020 I became certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional for adults, children and adolescents. ​
(825) 250-3845 View (825) 250-3845
Photo of Katelyn Amiel - Meadowland Psychology, MA, RPsych, Psychologist
Katelyn Amiel - Meadowland Psychology
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Blackfalds, AB T0M
Not accepting new clients
Are you ready to make a change? Looking to gain a deeper understanding of yourself? When life is busy and stressful and overwhelming, it can feel impossible to set aside time to focus on yourself, so I want to commend you for that! You're already doing the hard work to get back to feeling like yourself! My clients are motivated to learn more about themselves, their thoughts and patterns, and new ways of coping. They may be struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, or grief. Therapy provides a safe place to explore problems, gain insight, and develop coping skills.
Are you ready to make a change? Looking to gain a deeper understanding of yourself? When life is busy and stressful and overwhelming, it can feel impossible to set aside time to focus on yourself, so I want to commend you for that! You're already doing the hard work to get back to feeling like yourself! My clients are motivated to learn more about themselves, their thoughts and patterns, and new ways of coping. They may be struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, or grief. Therapy provides a safe place to explore problems, gain insight, and develop coping skills.
(587) 400-7819 View (587) 400-7819
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It Takes Practice Counselling Services
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Blackfalds, AB T0M
Welcome! We specialize in individual, family, and couples counselling. Whether you are having relationship issues, feeling the magnitude of stress and overwhelm, or feeling stuck and disheartened, our therapists would be honored to walk with you along your path of healing. At our clinic, we will support you in managing depression, anxiety, developing healthier communication, boundaries, and/or emotional flexibility. With extensive education, training, and life experience, our therapists provide support to explore painful experiences in a safe, non-judgmental space.
Welcome! We specialize in individual, family, and couples counselling. Whether you are having relationship issues, feeling the magnitude of stress and overwhelm, or feeling stuck and disheartened, our therapists would be honored to walk with you along your path of healing. At our clinic, we will support you in managing depression, anxiety, developing healthier communication, boundaries, and/or emotional flexibility. With extensive education, training, and life experience, our therapists provide support to explore painful experiences in a safe, non-judgmental space.
(587) 602-2398 View (587) 602-2398
Photo of Stephanie Caras, MA, CSAT, Psychologist
Stephanie Caras
Psychologist, MA, CSAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Blackfalds, AB T0M
Having been well acquainted with the weight and pain of toxic shame myself, as well as having experienced this weight being lifted, I have a passion for helping others go through this shift too, in order to feel freer to share their authentic self with the people they hold most dear. I also have a passion for practicing and teaching mindfulness. Applying mindfulness to the many areas of my own life, including work, parenting, communication, and relationships with both myself and others, to name a few, has been life changing and has allowed me to more frequently experience life in the moment.
Having been well acquainted with the weight and pain of toxic shame myself, as well as having experienced this weight being lifted, I have a passion for helping others go through this shift too, in order to feel freer to share their authentic self with the people they hold most dear. I also have a passion for practicing and teaching mindfulness. Applying mindfulness to the many areas of my own life, including work, parenting, communication, and relationships with both myself and others, to name a few, has been life changing and has allowed me to more frequently experience life in the moment.
(825) 250-3435 View (825) 250-3435
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Benjamin Dunlop
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blackfalds, AB T0M
Hi, I'm Ben. This is not an easy first step, but you should be proud of making this step. I know I am. It is very common to feel overwhelmed, isolated, or stuck in negative thought patterns, and feel like these emotions impact your daily life and overall well-being. If you are struggling with feelings of low self-worth, pervasive sadness, or chronic stress, and have difficulty managing your emotions or maintaining healthy relationships there is a way to find change. If you want clarity, support, or simply someone safe to talk to, I am more than happy to help!
Hi, I'm Ben. This is not an easy first step, but you should be proud of making this step. I know I am. It is very common to feel overwhelmed, isolated, or stuck in negative thought patterns, and feel like these emotions impact your daily life and overall well-being. If you are struggling with feelings of low self-worth, pervasive sadness, or chronic stress, and have difficulty managing your emotions or maintaining healthy relationships there is a way to find change. If you want clarity, support, or simply someone safe to talk to, I am more than happy to help!
(825) 862-0270 View (825) 862-0270
Photo of Jacob Fox, MA, Registered Provisional Psychologist
Jacob Fox
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blackfalds, AB T0M
Who are you? This seemingly simple question can be difficult to answer. Have you lost your answer? Tragedy, distractions, addictions, or avoidance often cause us to lose sight of our sense of self and lead us to make choices that contradict who we are at our core. The fallout of this can cause conflict in relationships and create unintentional barriers to building or fostering connections.
Who are you? This seemingly simple question can be difficult to answer. Have you lost your answer? Tragedy, distractions, addictions, or avoidance often cause us to lose sight of our sense of self and lead us to make choices that contradict who we are at our core. The fallout of this can cause conflict in relationships and create unintentional barriers to building or fostering connections.
(825) 360-0410 View (825) 360-0410

More Therapists Nearby

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Heather Denny
Psychologist, MA, R Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Didsbury, AB T0M
Do you struggle with depression or anxiety that impacts your relationships and day-to-day life? Do you feel overwhelmed just getting through the day? Do you wonder if life and your relationships should feel somehow better? Happier? Maybe you are a parent of a teen who doesn’t act like other kids. Whether they struggle with attention at school and they get in trouble all the time or are depressed and pull away, you are losing hope. You feel worried and unsure how to help your teen, it’s hard to watch them suffering in relationships with their peers, teachers and family members. You want them to be happy, confident, and successful.
Do you struggle with depression or anxiety that impacts your relationships and day-to-day life? Do you feel overwhelmed just getting through the day? Do you wonder if life and your relationships should feel somehow better? Happier? Maybe you are a parent of a teen who doesn’t act like other kids. Whether they struggle with attention at school and they get in trouble all the time or are depressed and pull away, you are losing hope. You feel worried and unsure how to help your teen, it’s hard to watch them suffering in relationships with their peers, teachers and family members. You want them to be happy, confident, and successful.
(587) 816-6117 View (587) 816-6117
Photo of Megan Logan - Evergreen Wellness, RSW, MSW, MC, CCC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Evergreen Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MSW, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
Carstairs, AB T0M
Evergreen Wellness is a multidisciplinary mental health practice located in the heart of Alberta. We understand that mental health is a dynamic and deeply personal experience, and we are committed to providing compassionate support through a range of therapeutic modalities. Our team consists of Registered Social Workers, Canadian Certified Counsellors, a Professional Life Coach, and an experienced yoga instructor. Each member is committed to providing personalized care tailored to your unique needs. With diverse expertise, our professionals collaborate to offer a well-rounded and integrated approach to mental health to clients.
Evergreen Wellness is a multidisciplinary mental health practice located in the heart of Alberta. We understand that mental health is a dynamic and deeply personal experience, and we are committed to providing compassionate support through a range of therapeutic modalities. Our team consists of Registered Social Workers, Canadian Certified Counsellors, a Professional Life Coach, and an experienced yoga instructor. Each member is committed to providing personalized care tailored to your unique needs. With diverse expertise, our professionals collaborate to offer a well-rounded and integrated approach to mental health to clients.
(587) 419-6654 View (587) 419-6654
Photo of Cassandra Wilkes, RSW, MSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Cassandra Wilkes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Beiseker, AB T0M
Struggling with a traumatic event, mental health and/ or addictions can feel like drowning in unseen waves; the waves of grief, anxiety, anger, fear, trauma, relational concerns, transitions, or self-worth. We try to soothe ourselves by acting out on ourselves, and others or engaging in behaviours that harm us and those we love. I believe that we can hold fragility and resilience, courage and fear, uncertainty and hope. You can begin the process of rebuilding and reclaiming all while staying afloat. Together, we will begin to anticipate those waves coming and not get pulled under but rather negotiate them with resounding courage.
Struggling with a traumatic event, mental health and/ or addictions can feel like drowning in unseen waves; the waves of grief, anxiety, anger, fear, trauma, relational concerns, transitions, or self-worth. We try to soothe ourselves by acting out on ourselves, and others or engaging in behaviours that harm us and those we love. I believe that we can hold fragility and resilience, courage and fear, uncertainty and hope. You can begin the process of rebuilding and reclaiming all while staying afloat. Together, we will begin to anticipate those waves coming and not get pulled under but rather negotiate them with resounding courage.
(825) 305-4672 View (825) 305-4672
Photo of Joanne Prysunka, BMgt, MACP, CCC, Counsellor
Joanne Prysunka
Counsellor, BMgt, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
Sundre, AB T0M
Are you feeling weighed down by past trauma, stress or a life change that has you feeling a persistent sense of being stuck? You're not alone in facing these challenges. Many struggle to find joy, meaning, and direction amidst overwhelming emotions and tough decisions. But there is hope and help available. I provide a welcoming space for you to explore your feelings and experiences without judgment.
Are you feeling weighed down by past trauma, stress or a life change that has you feeling a persistent sense of being stuck? You're not alone in facing these challenges. Many struggle to find joy, meaning, and direction amidst overwhelming emotions and tough decisions. But there is hope and help available. I provide a welcoming space for you to explore your feelings and experiences without judgment.
(403) 507-5650 View (403) 507-5650
Photo of Diana Johanson, MC, RT/CT, BA Hons, SSW, Psychologist
Diana Johanson
Psychologist, MC, RT/CT, BA Hons, SSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Carstairs, AB T0M
Diana is a Registered Psychologist who strives to better the lives of others. Diana's special area of interest is addressing issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, separation, parenting, and stress. She has worked in a private and public sectors, incorporating techniques to fit the client's needs best. Some of the therapeutic techniques stem from CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), Solution Focused Therapy, EMDR, DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy), and Play Therapy. She offers formal assessments, such as psycho-educational (school), ADHD, Learning disorders, and giftedness.
Diana is a Registered Psychologist who strives to better the lives of others. Diana's special area of interest is addressing issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, separation, parenting, and stress. She has worked in a private and public sectors, incorporating techniques to fit the client's needs best. Some of the therapeutic techniques stem from CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), Solution Focused Therapy, EMDR, DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy), and Play Therapy. She offers formal assessments, such as psycho-educational (school), ADHD, Learning disorders, and giftedness.
(587) 405-2985 View (587) 405-2985
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Transition Life Wellness
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Didsbury, AB T0M
Are you going through a transition period in your life? Are you dealing with a divorce, job change or looking to confront your barriers to losing weight? I can assist with setting effective goals and supporting you while you commit to achieving those goals. Do you want another perspective or feedback related to certain issues in your life? I will support you in your transitions through pregnancy, motherhood, separation, divorce, depression, or the challenge of creating work/life balance. Build your confidence and create a life of happiness!
Are you going through a transition period in your life? Are you dealing with a divorce, job change or looking to confront your barriers to losing weight? I can assist with setting effective goals and supporting you while you commit to achieving those goals. Do you want another perspective or feedback related to certain issues in your life? I will support you in your transitions through pregnancy, motherhood, separation, divorce, depression, or the challenge of creating work/life balance. Build your confidence and create a life of happiness!
(403) 800-0756 View (403) 800-0756
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Leanne Rutledge
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Balzac, AB T0M
I've been in the helping profession for over 20 years. What I know for sure is that the desire for healing is common and yet each story is unique. I excel at utilizing effective interventions to address feelings and experiences that feel distressing and "stuck". This can look like not knowing how to move forward, knowing but struggling to make changes, or feeling lost or confused about how to reduce distress. I would be honored to hear your story. ​
I've been in the helping profession for over 20 years. What I know for sure is that the desire for healing is common and yet each story is unique. I excel at utilizing effective interventions to address feelings and experiences that feel distressing and "stuck". This can look like not knowing how to move forward, knowing but struggling to make changes, or feeling lost or confused about how to reduce distress. I would be honored to hear your story. ​
(587) 850-2954 View (587) 850-2954
Photo of Kate Harper, MA, RPsych, Psychologist
Kate Harper
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Crossfield, AB T0M
We all experience times in our lives when we struggle, whether it be with mental health, relationships challenges, life transitions or a lack of purpose. We need to be gentle with ourselves and give ourselves grace as we move through the different stages of our lives. Sometimes it feels messy, and collaboration can help us to make sense of it. From an attachment-based and trauma-informed perspective, I will help you work through your circumstance and move forward in a way that is healthy for you.
We all experience times in our lives when we struggle, whether it be with mental health, relationships challenges, life transitions or a lack of purpose. We need to be gentle with ourselves and give ourselves grace as we move through the different stages of our lives. Sometimes it feels messy, and collaboration can help us to make sense of it. From an attachment-based and trauma-informed perspective, I will help you work through your circumstance and move forward in a way that is healthy for you.
(403) 890-8524 View (403) 890-8524
Photo of Amber Shay, RSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Amber Shay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Balzac, AB T0M  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is based on the principles of Integrity, Transparency and Results. As a life long learner I utilize theories and practices that are relevant and stand the test of time. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, Stages of Change, Motivational Strategies are combined with a collaborative and systemic approach to your unique circumstance. As a respectful and compassionate therapist I am known for engaging effectively with all ages and stages as we are each a work in progress.
My approach to therapy is based on the principles of Integrity, Transparency and Results. As a life long learner I utilize theories and practices that are relevant and stand the test of time. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, Stages of Change, Motivational Strategies are combined with a collaborative and systemic approach to your unique circumstance. As a respectful and compassionate therapist I am known for engaging effectively with all ages and stages as we are each a work in progress.
(587) 844-6219 View (587) 844-6219
Photo of Lisa Dalliston, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Lisa Dalliston
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Crossfield, AB T0M
Change is hard, I know and understand this, but it is not impossible. Are you wanting to lessen your anxiety, deal with low mood, or have help getting through heightened stress? Let me be in your corner to help you elicit the change you want to see in your life and celebrate the accomplishments of all the steps it takes to get there. I offer individual virtual or in-person counselling for those aged 16+. We would start with exploring your goals or change you would like to see and then move onto tools or material for you to explore.
Change is hard, I know and understand this, but it is not impossible. Are you wanting to lessen your anxiety, deal with low mood, or have help getting through heightened stress? Let me be in your corner to help you elicit the change you want to see in your life and celebrate the accomplishments of all the steps it takes to get there. I offer individual virtual or in-person counselling for those aged 16+. We would start with exploring your goals or change you would like to see and then move onto tools or material for you to explore.
(587) 417-5704 View (587) 417-5704
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Bloom Narratives Therapy & Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Balzac, AB T0M
Your mind might be racing as you try to juggle all the responsibilities and hats you wear, or maybe your body is telling you about the impact anxiety is having on your life. You might be feeling stuck or overwhelmed. Maybe you're wondering if you'll ever feel fulfilled and peaceful with your identity. That's where we can come in to help you recover and find relief from past events, trauma, anxiety, stress, burnout, eating disorders, and depression. We are a team of therapists providing individual and relationship counselling locally in Airdrie, Alberta and virtually across Alberta.
Your mind might be racing as you try to juggle all the responsibilities and hats you wear, or maybe your body is telling you about the impact anxiety is having on your life. You might be feeling stuck or overwhelmed. Maybe you're wondering if you'll ever feel fulfilled and peaceful with your identity. That's where we can come in to help you recover and find relief from past events, trauma, anxiety, stress, burnout, eating disorders, and depression. We are a team of therapists providing individual and relationship counselling locally in Airdrie, Alberta and virtually across Alberta.
(587) 409-1806 View (587) 409-1806
Photo of Sandra Kliewer, RTC, CTP, CAIMPH, Counsellor
Sandra Kliewer
Counsellor, RTC, CTP, CAIMPH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Crossfield, AB T0M
Anyone who is not experiencing fullness and freedom like they were created to! Someone who wants more and is unsatisfied with just getting by or surviving and wants to live fully alive and free. They are ready to do whatever it takes to meet their goals and be the best version of themselves.
Anyone who is not experiencing fullness and freedom like they were created to! Someone who wants more and is unsatisfied with just getting by or surviving and wants to live fully alive and free. They are ready to do whatever it takes to meet their goals and be the best version of themselves.
(587) 412-2967 View (587) 412-2967
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Core Essence Counselling
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carstairs, AB T0M
Feeling disconnected? It’s not like you haven’t tried, right? I get that. There have been times in my past when, despite trying my hardest to communicate or get along or fit in, it seemed like my best wasn’t good enough, and important others didn’t understand or accept me. That hurts. The freedom to be ourselves in genuine accord with others, especially people who are significant in our lives, is something most of us have wanted since we were kids.
Feeling disconnected? It’s not like you haven’t tried, right? I get that. There have been times in my past when, despite trying my hardest to communicate or get along or fit in, it seemed like my best wasn’t good enough, and important others didn’t understand or accept me. That hurts. The freedom to be ourselves in genuine accord with others, especially people who are significant in our lives, is something most of us have wanted since we were kids.
(587) 857-0411 View (587) 857-0411
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Kathy Stolson
Psychologist, BSc, MC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bowden, AB T0M
Waitlist for new clients
I am a registered psychologist and have worked with a diverse clientele over my career. I recognize it can take a tremendous amount of courage to ask for help however, almost everyone can benefit from the opportunity to share and explore in a non judgmental, comfortable setting. This experience can lead to learning new skills, recognizing existing strengths and/or gaining a new perspective. All of which can be helpful in reducing symptoms, discomfort and increase the quality of life.
I am a registered psychologist and have worked with a diverse clientele over my career. I recognize it can take a tremendous amount of courage to ask for help however, almost everyone can benefit from the opportunity to share and explore in a non judgmental, comfortable setting. This experience can lead to learning new skills, recognizing existing strengths and/or gaining a new perspective. All of which can be helpful in reducing symptoms, discomfort and increase the quality of life.
(587) 601-2590 View (587) 601-2590

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Blackfalds, AB

10+

Average cost per session

$200

Counsellors in Blackfalds, AB who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Stress
91% Anxiety
82% Grief
82% Trauma and PTSD
82% Coping Skills
82% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Green Shield Canada
83% Blue Cross
83% Alberta Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Blackfalds, AB see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male
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Psychologists have a master's and/or doctoral degree and have passed both written and oral exams. Psychologists are able to complete mental health assessments and provide diagnostic information to clients as well as provide counselling therapy or psychotherapy. Counsellors and psychotherapists are expected to have a master's or doctoral degree in counselling psychology, social work, or a related mental health discipline and certification by a professional association, such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Registered Social Workers possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Social Work and where possible must be licensed or certified by the provincial government and/or regulatory college.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Canada could be between $100 and $200. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. Some types of outpatient mental health services are covered by Medicare, provided these are performed by a licensed mental health professional in the provinces or territory you reside in and who accepts the assignment.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postal code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals licensed by regulatory colleges and those certified by associations such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others, or a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.