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Vistara Conway
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
Barrhead, AB T7N
My name is Vistara. I'm a Registered Psychologist and have been working in the field therapy for over 25 years. I work with a wide variety of clients, age groups, cultural backgrounds, gender identities, and personal stories. I work with all ages and specialize in play therapy with children and working with adolescents. I also have a great deal of experience working with Indigenous clients and enjoy supervising provisional psychologists. Each person is different so I am always adjusting my approach and bringing warmth, honesty, openness, humour, intelligence, creative problem-solving, and a fresh perspective to every session.
My name is Vistara. I'm a Registered Psychologist and have been working in the field therapy for over 25 years. I work with a wide variety of clients, age groups, cultural backgrounds, gender identities, and personal stories. I work with all ages and specialize in play therapy with children and working with adolescents. I also have a great deal of experience working with Indigenous clients and enjoy supervising provisional psychologists. Each person is different so I am always adjusting my approach and bringing warmth, honesty, openness, humour, intelligence, creative problem-solving, and a fresh perspective to every session.
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Shakti Allen
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Barrhead, AB T7N
Couselling is a very individual and private experience. Sometimes people come to a therapist to overcome emotional pain or discomfort they are experiencing; sometimes they come because they want to resolve some inner conflict; and sometimes they come just because they want to become a better person. I try to match my skills with your needs and work sensitively with you to sort out what it is that brought you to me. I use a variety of therapeutic tools in a transparent way. I work with couples and individuals, both men and women.
Couselling is a very individual and private experience. Sometimes people come to a therapist to overcome emotional pain or discomfort they are experiencing; sometimes they come because they want to resolve some inner conflict; and sometimes they come just because they want to become a better person. I try to match my skills with your needs and work sensitively with you to sort out what it is that brought you to me. I use a variety of therapeutic tools in a transparent way. I work with couples and individuals, both men and women.
(587) 316-9346 View (587) 316-9346
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Country Women Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PhD, CCC, ICADC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Barrhead, AB T7N
Are you struggling with climate anxiety, depression, or grief? Does the weight of today's world break your heart, disrupt your life, or challenge your relationships? Real issues. Genuine pain. Come find the wellbeing you deserve - the information and inner peace we all need to live satisfying, resilient, and empowered lives. Come join me!
Are you struggling with climate anxiety, depression, or grief? Does the weight of today's world break your heart, disrupt your life, or challenge your relationships? Real issues. Genuine pain. Come find the wellbeing you deserve - the information and inner peace we all need to live satisfying, resilient, and empowered lives. Come join me!
(866) 332-1404 View (866) 332-1404
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The Path Forward Counselling
Counsellor, BA, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Barrhead, AB T7N
Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Do you need someone to talk to? I offer assistance to those experiencing immediate or long term difficulties with a wide range of issues including: depression, anxiety, addiction (or third party addiction), occupational challenges, divorce/ custody/ access, relationship issues, grief or loss, adjustment to change and trauma.
Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Do you need someone to talk to? I offer assistance to those experiencing immediate or long term difficulties with a wide range of issues including: depression, anxiety, addiction (or third party addiction), occupational challenges, divorce/ custody/ access, relationship issues, grief or loss, adjustment to change and trauma.
(587) 603-9084 View (587) 603-9084
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Cheryl Otterbein
Counsellor, RTC, HT, CCHT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Barrhead, AB T7N
Welcome to my profile. I'm Cheryl Otterbein, specializing in C-PTSD and trauma with a focus on men's mental health. Utilizing CBT, ACT, DBT, clinical counselling hypnotherapy, and more, I offer a compassionate and understanding environment for healing. My practice emphasizes a holistic and collaborative approach, ensuring you feel supported and empowered. If you're facing trauma or seeking personal growth, I'm here to guide you towards a more balanced and fulfilling life. Let's embark on this journey together. Reach out for a consultation to start your path to recovery.
Welcome to my profile. I'm Cheryl Otterbein, specializing in C-PTSD and trauma with a focus on men's mental health. Utilizing CBT, ACT, DBT, clinical counselling hypnotherapy, and more, I offer a compassionate and understanding environment for healing. My practice emphasizes a holistic and collaborative approach, ensuring you feel supported and empowered. If you're facing trauma or seeking personal growth, I'm here to guide you towards a more balanced and fulfilling life. Let's embark on this journey together. Reach out for a consultation to start your path to recovery.
(587) 872-7461 View (587) 872-7461
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Dr. Cybil Schaffer - Schaffer Psychology Inc.
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Barrhead, AB T7N
Ever since I can recall, I've been intrigued by the complexity of the human mind. My journey in psychology began as an undergraduate, where I delved into the foundational theories and the more I learned, the more I realized that psychology is not just a subject; it's a lens where we can understand ourselves and others. I believe that every individual's unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution to psychological well-being. My approach is deeply personalized, focusing on your specific needs, goals, and strengths. I work collaboratively with you to develop a tailored treatment plan that aligns with your values and aspirations.
Ever since I can recall, I've been intrigued by the complexity of the human mind. My journey in psychology began as an undergraduate, where I delved into the foundational theories and the more I learned, the more I realized that psychology is not just a subject; it's a lens where we can understand ourselves and others. I believe that every individual's unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution to psychological well-being. My approach is deeply personalized, focusing on your specific needs, goals, and strengths. I work collaboratively with you to develop a tailored treatment plan that aligns with your values and aspirations.
(587) 844-6688 View (587) 844-6688
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Geordy Murphy
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Barrhead, AB T7N
Have you had an experience such as medical trauma, past experiences, or present circumstances that have caused you to be hypervigilant, reactive and having difficulty sleeping? With everything going on in your life it may be difficult to manage your relationships, career and the demands that are on you. Alot of you may have been having trouble seeking support because you have been putting your families first; however, it is now your turn to get support. it can impact you physically and Psychological to not deal with trauma. I believe these challenges you are going through are workable and there can be hope to feel lighter.
Have you had an experience such as medical trauma, past experiences, or present circumstances that have caused you to be hypervigilant, reactive and having difficulty sleeping? With everything going on in your life it may be difficult to manage your relationships, career and the demands that are on you. Alot of you may have been having trouble seeking support because you have been putting your families first; however, it is now your turn to get support. it can impact you physically and Psychological to not deal with trauma. I believe these challenges you are going through are workable and there can be hope to feel lighter.
(825) 250-3458 View (825) 250-3458

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Number of Counsellors in T7N

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Counsellors in T7N who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Grief
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Self Esteem
86% Anxiety
86% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% SunLife
75% First Nations Health Authority
75% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in T7N see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in T7N?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postal code, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postal code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are certified by one of the main professional associations, mainly the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and will have a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) designation with their name. Social Workers listed in the directory must be registered members of the college specific to their province. To be listed in the directory, Psychologists must be registered with the psychological college specific to their province or territory.

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given the considerable variation in professional regulation and prerequisites across Canadian provinces, some providers may possess significant professional qualifications without necessarily holding professional memberships or being obliged to acquire them. As a result, they may be selectively included without the "Verified" seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and social workers can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Canada.

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.