Discover Pure | Counselling Psychologist Services
At Pure Psychology, we recognize your daily effort in navigating the complex realm of thoughts, feelings, and human experiences. Life’s challenges can be tough, and moments of isolation are not uncommon
You are not alone.
Our goal at Pure is to create space for you to understand your thoughts and emotions, and build an authentic life based on your unique values. To do this, we believe that you are the expert in your life and that together we can collaborate to utilize the skills that you have worked hard to develop. In each session, your therapist aims to ensure you feel heard, valued, and empowered. They wilhelp you make meaningful changes and challenge behaviors that no longer serve you.
What is A Counselling Psychologist?
Counselling Psychologists help people with emotional, physical, and mental health concerns to optimize their well-being. Therapy focuses on building healthy interpersonal relationships and strengthening positive coping skills to handle a variety of life stressors.
What will my experience look like?
Your experience with therapy will be directly influenced by your reason for therapy. Therapy can help to reduce stress and anxiety, manage depression, and build a better understanding of yourself throughout the process. At Pure, your therapist will help you to identify your goals in therapy and build a better system of coping skills. Therapy often provides a new perspective on the challenges you are facing and helps you work towards building a more meaningful life!
What will my first session look like?
Sometimes therapy can seem like a mysterious experience and the thought of talking to a stranger about your challenges can be even more stressful than the problem itself! That is completely understandable. That is why, at Pure, we recommend that you show up a bit early to the appointment to give you time to relax in our waiting room and fill out the necessary paperwork.
The first session will focus on completing the intake paperwork with your therapist and exploring the reason you came to therapy in the first place. The most important part of therapy is that you are able to build a strong relationship of trust with your therapist so that you can be open, honest, and committed to your success in therapy.
How many sessions will I need?
This is an important question, and the answer varies for each person. Therapy can range from just a few sessions to several months or even years. At Pure, we have the flexibility to offer both short, solution-focused therapy, which concentrates on immediate issues, and longer-term therapy which delves into deeper, more longstanding challenges you might be experiencing.
To begin with, it’s essential to grasp the initial reason for seeking therapy. Subsequently, you can collaborate with your therapist to establish the duration of your therapy. Nevertheless, the ultimate decision on when to conclude therapy lies with you, the client.
How can Psychology help me?
What conditions does a Psychologist work with?
Our therapist works with people of all ages, helping them with a wide range of challenges. Often, she assists clients in dealing with difficult emotions, changing unhelpful thought patterns, boosting self-esteem, managing body image concerns, improving behaviours, and finding life’s purpose. With over ten years of experience in the helping profession, our therapist uses various therapeutic techniques to help you reach your goals. She specializes in anxiety, depression, and coping skills. Moreover, she is well-versed in addressing various other concerns, such as:
- Behavioural Issues
- Career Guidance
- Child or Adolescent
- Chronic Pain
- Eating Disorders
- Life Transitions
- Peer Relationships
- Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
- Relationship Issues
- School Issues
- Self Esteem
- Weight Loss
- Women’s Issues
1. How do you maintain confidentiality in a multi-disciplinary setting?
Accessing mental health services in a multidisciplinary setting has several benefits. This stems from its ability to offer convenient access to a broad spectrum of resources, catering to the needs of clients. It’s important to know that the College of Alberta Psychologists has strict rules to protect client confidentiality. When you make an appointment with our therapist, you can discuss how we maintain your privacy, including setting boundaries and limits to confidentiality. It’s vital to stress that no information will be disclosed without your clear and informed written consent.
2. How long does each session last?
Each session is 50 minutes long.
3. How much is each session?
A one-hour session is billed at $180, which is comparable to other practitioners in Red Deer.
4. Can you direct-bill?
5. What is the difference between and Registered Provisional Psychologist and a Registered Psychologist?
A registered provisional psychologist is a therapist who has completed a minimum Master’s level psychology degree and is practicing to become a Registered Psychologist. They have applied and been approved by CAP to become a registered provisional psychologist. They must also present a supervision plan to CAP as part of their application requirements. We currently have a registered provisional psychologist as part of our team and they are covered under most insurance plans.
6. Where do I park?
7. What if I need to cancel my session?
If you do need to cancel your appointment give Pure a call at 403-348-8333. Please note we do require 24 hours’ notice for all cancelled appointments.