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Personalized Available Services

Counselling, Assessment, Psychotherapy, Mediation, Consulting and Referrals

Sliding Fee Scale available. Please see FAQ's at bottom of page for more information, or Inquire directly with your Therapist. 

Individual Counselling

"Individual Therapy is offered using various therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Solution Focused Therapy.  Providing the individual the opportunity  to express themselves and work towards independence, personal strength and goals.

 

Areas of Practice:

Anxiety, Anger Management, Depression, Personality Disorders, Trauma/PTSD, Relationship/Couples, Grief, Stress Disorders, Workplace issues, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem, Pain Assessment & Management, Crisis Response, Personal growth, OCD, Peer Relationships & Bullying, Self Harm & Suicidal Ideation, Stress Management, Integrative Medicine for Mental Health, Child and Youth Care Counselling, Mediation for families and couples.

 

If you are unsure of what areas of support your are seeking from counselling, don't hesitate to book an intake appointment and discuss all your needs and goals with your therapist. They will be happy to discuss with you what you are seeking from therapy and collaborate with you to complete a detailed treatment plan tailored to your individual needs and goals! "

$180/50 Mins
Sliding Fee Available Inquire Within

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Couples Counselling

"Couples counselling provides couples with the opportunity to share strengths and challenges within their relationship with their partner. The counsellor provides prevention, strategies and coping tools to support the couple to manage their challenges.

 

Couples seek counselling for a variety of reasons. Often times for support with communication and looking for ways to maintain a positive healthy partnership. For other couples it can be focused around repairing or supporting the process of working through challenges of partner withdrawal or infidelity.

Couples may seek counselling for some of the following support:

Financial stress, Physical, mental or emotional illness, Infidelity (emotional or physical, in- person or on-line), Life transitions, Job loss, Blending of families, Changing of values.

Even if you are unsure what your relationship may require you and your partner don't hesitate to book your first appointment to discuss your goals as a couple and to learn about how you can be supported in achieving those goals!"

$180/50 Mins
Sliding Fee Available Inquire Within

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Family

Counselling

"Family counselling provides families the opportunity to identify areas of growth and healing to support a healthy progression forward. Regardless of the challenges your family may be facing family counselling can provide support with the following areas and milestones throughout life:

Separation and divorce, providing families the tools and coping strategies to effectively manage this new beginning. Supports children and youth experiencing grief and loss while working with parents to manage co-parenting.

 

Blended Families, can learn how to manage emotions and the unique challenges of co-parenting effectively between households, through effective communication. While managing and identifying roles and responsibilities for parenting and step-parents.

 

Additional areas of Family Counselling may include:

Sibling Rivalry, Relocation, Difficult relationships (immediate or extended family), Impact of trauma or grief, Behaviour problems, Parenting struggles, Anger management, Infertility"

$180/50 Mins
Sliding Fee Available Inquire Within

Child and Youth Counselling

Parents strive for their children to be healthy, happy and fulfilled. When our children and youth are struggling, parents feel defeated, this is where a counsellor can provide support.

 

If your child or teen wont open up, know that more often than not it can be difficult to share your struggles with those closest to you.

 

This is where counselling can help children and teens: build resiliency, enhance self-esteem and work through anxiety and depression. While supporting them to begin recognizing what is normal and provide them with coping strategies to manage difficult feelings.

 

If your child is or has been bullied we can support them with tools to manage or heal from traumatic experiences. Counselling also provides children and youth with the skills to develop friendships, and work through difficult transitions and decisions such as grief and loss.

 

If your child or youth is struggling, feel free to book an intake appointment and begin the first steps to enhancing their understanding of themselves!

$180/50 Mins
Sliding Fee Available Inquire Within

Monthly

Family Plans

By purchasing a Monthly Family Plan, your family will receive a phone or video call once per month to have a "check-up from the neck-up" for all household family members under your plan. This phone call or video appointment will be set up on a monthly basis at a mutually agreeable time for your family and the clinician calling. In this phone call you can expect the following:

 

* A personalized conversation with the Clinician for each family member in the home (up to 30 mins per person)

 

* This is your time to discuss any concerns you may have for yourself or family members in your home in regards to mental health

 

* If you are referred for a follow up counselling or psychotherapy appointment, you will receive quick access to an appointment within 72 hours of your request.

 

If you decide to book counselling and/or psychotherapy services at, and you are a Family Plan Member, you will receive a 10% reduction in session fees! Please let the office know that at the time of booking.

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varies based on number of family members in the family

Mediation

Providing couples and/or families the opportunity and space to facilitate discussion and negotiation between the parties with the intent of achieving dispute resolution, using an understanding-based approach.

 

Prices vary, based on needs and services:

Spousal Support and Division of Property

Foundations, Parenting Plans and Child Support

 

This is not a legally binding process, independent legal advice is recommended and required should the parties wish to have the agreement filed with the courts.

Contact for Pricing

Consulting 

Education and training for professionals:

  • Working with difficult employees

  • Putting plans into action

  • Working with exceptional children and youth

  • Importance of Self-care

  • Culturally Humility

  • Integrative Medicine for Mental Health

  • Customized Workshops

 

In-home parenting support:

  • Building a cohesive parenting plan with your youth

  • Working in partnership with your young people

  • Parenting through the terrible twos, threes and fours

  • Routines and the importance of them for YOU

  • Healthy Menu planning for you and your children, supporting mental health

  • Mental Health and Parenting

One on One Support

  • Tutoring

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Contact for Pricing

"Don't let your struggle become your identity" - Ralston Bowles

80 Acres Counselling, Mediation & Consulting Commitment to you

  • Quick response times within 12-24 hours

  • Appointment times days, evenings, and weekends

  • Urgent appointments available when requested (as availability allows)

  • Commitment to continuity to long term services when needed

  • Treatment planning to meet your needs and goals

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Methods of Payment

  • Payment is due at the time of session and we do not offer direct billing to insurance at this time. If you are paying by e-transfer, payment is due prior to your appointment, to 80acrescounselling@gmail.com for those accounts that do not pay prior to the session with e-transfer a valid credit card is required on file and will be charged for services rendered.

Sliding Fee Scale

  • 80 Acres Counselling, Mediation & Consulting offers a sliding fee scale dependent on client needs, ability and access to services in the area. Every month a set number of limited spaces are available for client’s on the sliding fee scale.  

  • The sliding fee scale is available to you if you do not have any benefits to cover the cost of counselling.

  • Please contact our office for details on sliding scale fees.

Fee Coverage

  • All or partial fees may be recovered through private health insurance plans-please ensure you contact your benefit provider PRIOR to your session if you are planning on seeking reimbursement. 80 Acres Counselling, Mediation & Consulting accepts no responsibility for expenses not able to be reimbursed by your health insurance plan.

  • As all insurance plans are different, please consult with your insurance provider to see if Masters prepared Registered Clinical Counsellors, Registered Counselling Therapists are covered under your plan. If they are not, you may wish to contact your employer/HR department to have the insurance company add Registered Clinical Counsellors/Counselling Therapists to your plan so that coverage can be obtained in future. If coverage under your benefits plan is important, please contact your insurance company prior to booking.

  • Fees may also be tax deductible under medical expenses on your income tax

  • Direct Billing to some private organizations if an agreement for reimbursement of services is in place. Please note that a Release of Information must be signed by you as the client prior to direct billing. Allowing for your name and other information you wish to consent being released to be shared. This document will be reviewed in detail with you prior to signing.

  • After each session, a receipt will be provided with Clinical information so that you may submit to your accepting insurance provider for reimbursement according to your plan limits.

Alternatives to Private Practice Therapy in Alberta

Finding low-cost affordable therapy can create a series of challenges, we hope the following will assist you in your search if we are unable to provide you with the services you require. Please feel free to reach out for additional support in accessing services and our therapist will graciously provide you a list of qualified professionals.

  1. Where to find low cost therapy

  • Every Albertan has ‘free’ mental health therapy supports through Alberta Health Services (AHS). Our tax dollars cover the cost of these services.  The therapist you may may be a counsellor, psychotherapist, registered social worker or psychologist. Access to these services can be done by calling 811 Alberta Health link and requesting a Mental Health Referral. Once you receive an intake phone call you will be contacted by an AHS Mental Health provider who will be able to provide you with support either immediately or you will be waitlisted. As soon as an appointment time becomes available you will be called by your therapist to begin treatment. Waitlisted clients will be called once an opening with a therapist becomes available. You may be wondering how long a client will be waitlisted this all depends on the caseload of the individual organization as well as the therapists. Your callback time may be within a week or could be several months away. Don't be discouraged your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Within public mental health generally the client does not have an option of the chosen treatment approach that will be used, however advocate for the treatment approach or options that you wish to explore with your therapist. Many therapists are open to exploring these options with their clients. Always know that after your intake session it is important to make sure you and your therapist are a match. If you find that you do not match with your therapist you can call health link at 811 and request another referral.

  • Generally, clients seen through AHS can get appointments every 2-3 weeks, although this may vary based on the severity of the mental health issue, and clinical caseload.

  • Check with your employer and benefit plans to see if you have Mental Health Coverage. Some of these plans may include: Employee assistant Plans (EAP) and Employee and Family Assistance Plans EFAP. Many of these plans provide varying degrees of mental supports from emergency and crisis calls to a set number of sessions for individuals and their family members over a period of time. 

  • If you are need in of emergency mental health supports you can call a crisis line and you will be connected with a therapist. Alternatively calling 911 or going directly to your nearest emergency department.

   2. Walk in clinics and not-for-profit agencies?

  • In urban centres often clients will find walk in clinics these clinics often provide single session mental health services. Some clinics provide ongoing services when deemed necessary appropriate for the client. Typically the walk-in service provider will provide alternate referrals for the client to Alberta Health Services and not for profit agencies that will provide follow up and ongoing support to the client.

  • Not for profit agencies that provide mental health services vary and a list for Urban agencies can be provided at request.

Billable Time

  • Billable time is considered any time the therapist spends with clients in session (in-person, phone, video), working on the client's file (follow-ups, reports, connecting to other agencies or on client's request), or responding to clients via phone or email in regards to client's therapeutic content. To minimize your charges, you are encouraged to share your information at the time of your sessions. Contact made in any form to address appointments and scheduling is NOT considered billable time. All billable hours will be discussed with you if they are in addition to your session hours prior to services being rendered. 

Cancellation or No Show Appointments

  • When an appointment is booked, we have made a time commitment to you, and have reserved that date and time for you alone.  Information is prepared in advance and organized for your booked appointment.

  • To Cancel: at least 48 hours notice is required. Call/Text/Message 587-280-3395. Failure to cancel 48 hours in advance OR failure to attend will incur a full fee charge.

Appointments

  • Appointments are typically 50 minutes in length for counselling. Should you need longer appointment times, please indicate this request upon booking.

  • The time scheduled for your appointment is assigned to you and you alone. If you need to cancel or reschedule a session, please see above for further information.

  • Mediation and Consulting appointments vary greatly in length and will be determined at the time of inquiry and booking.

Non-Therapeutic Contact

  • You may contact us at any time via email 80acrescounselling@gmail.com or by phone 587-280-3395. If you have specific questions or concerns of a non-therapeutic nature (e.g. appointments, administrative issues, fee payment, etc.). We will make every reasonable effort to respond to your message within 12-24 hours. We cannot guarantee that we will be available at all times to respond to urgent messages. If you are currently in crisis, please contact your nearest emergency department or call 911.

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