Getting started with Therapy Alberta
Updated: Dec 22, 2022
Welcome to Therapy Alberta!
You might find yourself thinking about therapy but have some questions.
Are you brand new to therapy? Maybe you’re wondering how to get started.
Have you tried therapy before? Maybe you had a good experience, or a bad one, and you’re wondering what it will be like this time.
We've all struggled - we're human too. We have also all been in therapy, so we know what it feels like to be you right now. We accept you exactly as you are now.
We're so glad you're here and that you found us. At Therapy Alberta, we do things differently.
We want to make going to therapy easier for you. We offer individual, couple, and family counseling for adults and teens to work on whatever is going on at home, school, work, or in relationships. And we offer all our therapy sessions online!
You’ll love online counselling because:
We bring therapy to you, wherever you live in Alberta – city or rural.
You don't have to do anything to prepare for therapy.
No extra trips in our cold winters!
You can just find a private room where you call or connect to our secure video on your phone or computer.
You will get the same level of care as an in-person session, including high ethical standards protecting our client’s wellbeing, privacy, and confidentiality.
It’s socially conscious! Online therapy and a paper-free client experience help us to work on environmental wellness too.
We are a diverse and inclusive community of psychologists, social workers, and counsellors with a mission to improve mental health and transform mental healthcare. We care about building a relationship and safe space where you can explore anything you think, feel, or do.
All clients should be treated as individuals. We meet you where you're at, as equals, and you can just show up. Our therapists are non-judgmental and lead with compassion and empathy to help build you up with dignity.
To help you on your journey, we accept direct billing and offer a sliding scale for folks from all communities, including equity-seeking groups, with online counselling across Alberta. We know accessibility is important.
We see you as a whole person – body, mind, and emotion in the context of the world. When we work together, we consider the personal, biological, social, historical, and political pressures on your mental and physical health.
We help people struggling with anxiety, car accidents, communication, depression, emotions, gender, grief, identity, self-esteem, self-harm, stress, trauma, and more.
We don't want to change you. We just want to help you know and express yourself better, and love yourself and others better - then you naturally become how you want to be.
We honor you and all your identities and parts of self. All humans are welcome at Therapy Alberta, including folks from BIPOC and 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.
So, we invite you to come to meet one of our compassionate therapists who can help you get where you want to be.
You can choose your own counsellor and book online or contact us to get matched with the best therapist to meet your needs. You can schedule a free consultation to get to know us better, or book your first session to get started right away.
Your story matters. We're listening.