Rates and Billing
Free initial phone consultation.
I also lead psychotherapy groups, please see our Group Therapy page for more information.
I provide a detailed receipt by email after each session for submission to your insurance provider or for income tax purposes. I accept payment via: etansfer, credit card, cheque or cash.
Please email or give me a call if you have any questions.
Phone: (403) 597-5546
Mental Health Therapist, MEd., BSW, RSW
Hello. Thank you for taking an interest in Embody Therapy Group. I’m Patty, one of the founders of this amazing therapy group. I have a passion for helping people fully embody their values and beliefs in order to be present and feel they are being true to themselves every day, no matter what kind of day they are having. I help my clients improve their relationship with food, mind, and body. I encourage all of my clients to see it is possible to improve their physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual health without waiting until they lose weight or look a certain way. My approach is rooted in Health At Every Size®, Intuitive Eating, and body positivity. I utilize the evidenced-based frameworks of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with an emphasis on mindfulness and self-compassion.
I have been working in the field of mental health for almost 30 years. I am a mental therapist, health educator and body liberation advocate. I have a bachelor of social work, masters in health education and a post graduate diploma in eating disorders.
Eating disorders come in all shapes, sizes, and genders and take many forms for the sufferer. After recovering from my own battle with eating disorders and realizing the many areas of my life that were impacted it became my purpose to help other adults seek recovery and get their lives back. It is possible to fully recover and treat yourself well. Learning to challenge the inner critic and increasing self-compassion is key. Developing and maintaining positive relationships and finding meaningful activities that fit with your values and give you a sense of purpose are also key. Becoming educated about the dangers of the diet industry, thin ideal and beauty ideal are also key. Realizing we have been victimized by this multi-billion dollar industry is another key. When we can get a little angry about the danger of this messaging that blames and shames us about our weight, what we choose to eat, how we move our bodies and our appearance, then we start to feel liberated and know we all deserve so much better. Once you recognize the damage of diet mentality to the individual and our society, you can’t unknow it!
Let me help you explore how these key areas may be impacting you and how to find calm within yourself on your way to healing. Please feel free to call or email me for more information or to book an appointment.
Free initial phone consultations
I am able to provide direct billing for:
Accepted payment methods: Cash, Credit Card, E-transfer
Psychologist, BA, MEd., RPsych
"Welcome! I’m Chelsey, one of the founders of Embody Therapy Group. I am a Registered Psychologist specializing in anxiety, depression, women’s issues and body image. It’s an honour to be able to share in the experiences of my clients and I strive to provide a warm and compassionate therapy experience, free of judgment. I utilize evidence-based therapy techniques, which I tailor to the unique needs of each client. I am able to offer CBT, ACT, EMDR, Positive Psychology, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-based approaches and strength-based approaches. My goal is to provide the support that you are looking for in the way that best fits you and to ensure that your voice has been heard. "
I have over 10 years of experience in the helping profession and have worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, mental health clinics, and crisis centers. My experience has allowed me to gain a better understanding of the human experience, as well as the skills to aid my clients in self-empowerment and healing. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology and have completed registration with the College of Alberta Psychologists as a Clinical Psychologist.
I offer day and evening sessions and am able to direct bill/accept a variety of insurances. I am also excited to offer online counselling and online booking.
Please feel free to send me an email or give me a call if you have any questions. I look forward to working with you on your journey to self-improvement, self-compassion, insight, and health.
Phone: (403) 818-5051
As a Registered Psychologist, my services are eligible for insurance reimbursement depending on individual benefits coverage. Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for therapy services.
Association Details: College of Alberta Psychologists & Psychologists Association of Alberta
Avg Cost (per session): $150
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans: Blue Cross
I practiced trauma informed therapy and believe that non-judgmental acceptance and validation is key in supporting a client on their healing journey. I believe that problems have causes that need to be examined and there are reasons we react the way we do. I have worked with grief and loss; with family members of those who have completed suicide or family members of those who are struggling with mental health issues; depression and anxiety; trauma related disorders including secondary trauma; individuals who have had a borderline diagnosis; and identity issues such as self-esteem, diversity challenges, and life transitions.
I have a special interest in working with first responders, having completed primary thesis research on resilience and police officers. I believe that feeling overwhelmed and depressed is not a sign of weakness. I believe the symptoms of trauma injuries are indications that our bodies and minds are attempting to heal.
I combine evidence-based modalities (CBT; EFT; narrative) with mindfulness practices, such as guided meditation, visualization and breath work. The end goal is to support the client in managing overwhelming and problematic automatic physiological and emotional reactions that are common post-trauma. I use both Gottman techniques and EFT when working with couples.
Phone: (587) 841-0113