You work hard everyday to navigate all of the thoughts, feelings, and experiences that make you human. Life can be difficult at times, and even isolating.
You’re 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 every session, your therapist will strive to make sure you feel heard, valued, and empowered to make meaningful change and challenge the behaviours 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. It focuses on building healthy interpersonal relationships and strengthening positive coping skills to handle a variety of life stressors.
What will my experience look like?
Everyone’s experience will look different, however, therapy is proven to improve mood, increase happiness, and facilitate positive change. 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 to towards 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 complete 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 and honest, and committed to your success in therapy.
How many sessions will I need?
This is a great question, and every answer will be different. Therapy can last for a few sessions, to months, or even years! At Pure, we are ready to offer you both short, Solution-Focused based therapy to explore the most pressing issue you are facing, or more long-term therapy to explore the more deep-rooted challenges you are facing.
It is important to first of all, understand the reason you wanted therapy in the first place, and from there, you can work with your therapist to determine the length of therapy. However, it is up to you, the client, to determine when you are finished with therapy.
How can Psychology help me?
What conditions does a Psychologist work with?
Our therapist works with people of all ages experiencing a diverse range of challenges. Our therapist often supports clients through difficult emotions, unhelpful thought patterns, issues of self-worth, body image, behaviour change, and life purpose. She has over 10 years of experience within the helping profession and utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques to support your goals. Her specialties are anxiety, depression and coping skills. Other issues our therapist work with include:
- 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?
There are many benefits to accessing mental health services in a multidisciplinary setting because you will have easy access to a variety of resources. The College of Alberta Psychologists has very strict rules regarding maintaining client confidentiality. When you book an appointment with our therapist, you will have a chance to go over how we honour your privacy and any limits to confidentiality. No information is ever shared without your 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?
Yes we can direct bill to most major companies, however each plan is different, make sure you check with your insurance company to find out if you are covered. It is also important to note that you can claim fees for psychological services under tax deductible health care services in your income tax form. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact our office for more information at 403-348-8222.
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?
There is free parking located on the east side the building right up against the building.
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.