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During this time of turmoil and uncertainty, our world has been turned upside down. It can be difficult to adjust to these changes and adapt so quickly. While it is normal and expected to feel stressed during this time, talking with a psychologist can be helpful to ease some of your distress. I am committed to helping Edmontonians find balance in their lives and build a life worth living.
I care deeply about your wellbeing and am opening up my schedule to accommodate new clients. I am also offering a reduced fee for your first session, so that you can see what counselling is like and if we are a good fit. Sessions will be via secure phone or video conferencing to respect the social distancing guidelines. Once guidelines are lifted, we can continue counselling remotely or in person.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or would like to schedule a session. I am happy to help!
Vanessa Goodchild, B.Sc., M.C.
Director of Solace Psychology
WHEN SHOULD I SEEK COUNSELLING?
Life has its ups and downs, and there are times in life when each of us feels overwhelmed. I understand how difficult it can be to reach out for help. Solace Psychology offers a soothing, comforting space to help you feel welcomed and at ease once you arrive. Reaching out is truly a sign of courage and wisdom. Asking for help before a problem gets really bad is best, as this can prevent it from spreading into other areas of your life, such as relationships, work, or school, or leading to addictions. Whether you are experiencing signs of anxiety, stress, or depression, or you’re just needing a mental health check-up, you will benefit from counselling.
DO I NEED A PRESCRIPTION OR REFERRAL FROM MY DOCTOR TO BEGIN COUNSELLING?
No, a referral is not required, although I do receive many referrals from local physicians, psychiatrists, counsellors, schools, community agencies, and insurance companies.
HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?
CLICK BELOW to book your appointment. Solace Psychology is open Monday to Saturday, days and evenings, to accommodate you and your family. I look forward to meeting with you and helping you get started on your journey to wellness.
WHAT DO YOU ACCEPT FOR PAYMENT?
I offer a reduced fee for your initial session so that you can see for yourself how helpful counselling can be for you. I accept cash, e-transfer, debit, MasterCard, and Visa.
Your sessions are likely covered by your employee insurance benefits and I offer direct billing to most companies.
* You can also claim your sessions on your annual income tax statements as a health expense.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM COUNSELLING?
Counselling can result in many benefits, including: gaining new perspectives, achieving self-acceptance and self-compassion, improving relationships, leading a more meaningful and fulfilling life, boosting self-esteem and confidence, learning effective tools for coping with life’s challenges, and reducing distressing symptoms.
I will work with you to develop counselling goals and create a customized roadmap for personal growth. Counselling works by establishing a collaborative, trusting therapeutic relationship with me to feel safe enough to explore and process your emotional experiences. Although it can be uncomfortable at times to face your pain, you will not be alone as I will be right alongside you on your journey to growth, wellness, and freedom. Once you uncover and work through the roots of your problems you will notice positive changes blossoming within various areas of your life.
HOW LONG IS EACH SESSION & HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
Sessions are approximately 50 minutes, allowing 10 minutes for session notes and charting. When you come in for your session, we will discuss how many sessions you will need as well as the frequency of sessions.
WHAT IF IT ISN'T THE RIGHT FIT?
After the first session if you have any concerns or just feel that the relationship is not the right fit, I will be happy to support you in suggesting other community groups, psychologists or ways forward.