Fees

Fees for psychological services and counselling sessions are based on the Psychologists Association of Alberta's rate and are currently $190/hour for each 50 minute session*. Fees for services that are not provided as a psychologist, such as coaching and consulting are individually negotiated based on the nature of the requested service.


Payment

Payment is due on the day of the session. We currently accept cash, cheque, and email transfer only. 24 hours notice is required for any change or cancellation of an appointment. If cancellation or changes are not made 24 hours in advance, you will be charged full session fees.


Scheduling A Session

Contact via email at or phone at (403) 607-2284 to book an appointment.


Hours and Availability

We currently have appointments between 10 am and 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.


Sessions

Sessions are typically 50 to 60 minutes long, unless another length is negotiated. The first session is dedicated to reviewing the counselling or consultation process, assessing your needs and strengths, identifying goals, treatment planning, and administrative paperwork. The nature of subsequent sessions will be based on your goals, the complexity of your concern, and the nature of the service being provided. The number and frequency of sessions involved can vary greatly based on the nature of your goals. A typical course of cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety involves 6 to 18 sessions, with periodic maintenance sessions suggested. In order to promote positive momentum and consolidate learning, weekly or bi-weekly sessions are most frequently recommended.


Coverage for Services

Counselling services are not covered by Alberta Health Care. Many health insurance plans do include an annual amount of coverage for services provided by a psychologist. If you have an insurance plan, please check to see what your coverage amount is and what their requirements are. We will do our best to provide you with any documentation and receipts that may be required of you for reimbursement.

*Session rates are subject to change. You will be informed of any rate changes prior to your session booking.
At Adaptive Minds, we have extensive training and experience in working with anxiety and promoting optimal performance. As such, we specialize in the following areas: General Anxiety and Worry, Panic, Anxiety Surrounding Performance, Tests, and School, Stress, Enhancing Sports, School, and Work Performance, Promoting Positive Emotion and Well-Being, Mental Toughness Training. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is an evidence-based treatment approach for many psychological issues such as anxiety, depression, anger, and stress. Cognitive-behavioral approaches typically include tools for challenging and replacing unhelpful thoughts and beliefs, strategies for problem-solving and promoting positive activities, and methods for directly managing emotions and body responses. The goal of cognitive therapy is to reduce distress and promote adaptive thinking, belief systems, and behavior. Unlike other forms of therapy, the goal of acceptance and commitment therapy is not primarily to reduce distress. Instead, acceptance and commitment therapy aims to promote psychological flexibility and engagement in a life that is meaningful. Paradoxically, this approach often leads to a reduction in distress, as individualsí reduce the frequency with which they judge, and fight with, their cognitive and emotional experiences.