Frequently Asked Questions
HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?
Typically, a therapy session is defined as a "clinical hour" which is 50 minutes in length. This allows your therapist to continuing focusing on your well-being once you've left and to document your session for future treatment planing.
DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE RATES?
Yes, we do offer sliding scale rates. The cost of your session will vary based upon your income and insurance coverage. Typically sessions are $180 (College of Alberta Psychologists recommend $200 per hour). However, for those who are limited in funds and without insurance please call us about our Karma program which may allow for subsidized sessions.
WILL I SPEND THE COUNSELLING SESSION LYING ON A COUCH TALKING ABOUT MY CHILDHOOD?
Well, no, not really. At Aspire Psychological Services, we feel it is important to develop a treatment plan and counselling experience that is tailored to your individual needs. Our counsellors practice from a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches but none of which require the use of a lying down position or exclusive childhood recollections.