Frequently Asked Questions

You may have specific questions as you look toward finding mental health support. Find answers to frequently asked questions about our practice.

If you or someone you know are struggling with mental health problems, contact us directly at 403-850-6711 or email us at 

Our standard hourly fee in Alberta is $200. The standard hourly fee in Ontario is $225.

Credit card, and e-transfer are accepted. If you have any questions about coverage, we are happy to discuss options with you.

Psychological treatment sessions are typically booked for 50 minutes. The frequency of sessions depends on the presenting issue and the length of treatment is contingent upon the goals established by the psychologist and client. The time and cost involved in psychotherapy can be difficult to anticipate; however, a psychologist can work with you to develop a plan to maximize the time spent during and between sessions. All mental health professionals have an ethical responsibility to provide treatment only if it is believed to be effective and to provide no more than what is necessary. 

We have a secure video conferencing system which employs the highest degree of security and privacy features available.

As a precautionary measure due to COVID-19, some treatments may be moved to a virtual format. Please inform us if you feel unwell and want to move your in-person treatment to a virtual format.

If coming into the office is a major barrier due to commute, location, or other reasons, virtual therapy is available.

While psychologists and psychiatrists can both provide psychotherapy, their professions involve different training and licensing requirements. Psychologists must complete a master’s or doctoral degree, both of which involve doing one or more practicum placements under the supervision of a registered psychologist. 

Of all mental health professionals, doctoral-level psychologists undergo the most extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health, as their training programs typically involve several supervised practicum placements and an intensive clinical internship year. Some psychologists go on to complete post-doctoral training following the completion of their doctoral degree.

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who completed medical school followed by a residency in psychiatry. During their residency, a psychiatrist undergoes training in medication management, diagnosis, and psychotherapy. 

Psychiatrists prescribe medications, whereas psychologists are not trained or licensed to do so. Psychologists can support an individual around medication management, and should a client and their psychiatrist or family doctor decide that a change in medication is warranted, a psychologist can help support the client in the process of changing medications with the oversight of a medical doctor (MD). Some medical professionals who prescribe medications have not been trained to provide psychotherapy, and therefore it is common for a psychologist and an MD to work together to ensure that the right medication and psychological treatment are provided.

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