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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What type of counselling do you provide?
    I provide Talk Therapy using several therapeutic approaches that are aimed for you to have the highest quality of life. These include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Mindfulness Solution-Focused Therapy Person-Centered Therapy Acceptance Commitment Therapy Emotion Focus Therapy I offer Brainspotting Therapy to help access, process, and heal from unresolved trauma and negative emotions.
  • How do I schedule an appointment for counselling?
    At SCPS, the Jane platform is used for all scheduling to book an appointment. Click on the Book Now button that you see on the top of the page and it will direct you to the schedule where you can choose the type of counselling and date/time. You are also welcome to book an appointment by emailing me at naomi@selfcarecounselling.ca.
  • Is in-person or online (video) better for a counselling session?
    Research demonstrates that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy for several mental health conditions; therefore deciding whether face-to-face or virtual counselling is right for you is a personal choice. Booking an online session may be the right fit for you due to your location, date/time or commuting limitations. The Jane platform does provide private and secured video sessions.
  • What should I expect at my first counselling appointment?
    If you have not been to a psychologist previously, then you may be wondering what happens in the first appointment. Your first session will involve some discussion surrounding your reasons for seeking therapy or issues you would like to address. I aim to provide an objective and warm environment where trust and connection between you and I can build; as it is a time when I am getting to know you. It is important after the session to reflect and determine that our time together was a good fit for you, as being comfortable and accepted will help us move toward a genuine therapeutic relationship.
  • What are the fees?
    The fees recommended and set by the Psychologist Association of Alberta are: Phone consultation for 15 minutes - Free Individual Counselling - $200 per 60-minute session in-person or video/phone and $275 per 90-minute session in-person or video/phone Couples Counselling - $200 per 60-minute session in-person or video/phone and $275 per 90-minute session in-person or video/phone Brainspotting-$200 per 60-minute session in-person or video Payment is required at the time service is provided. Visa, MasterCard, Debit, Cash, and Email Money Transfer payments are accepted. You will receive a receipt with my license number for submission to your insurance company for reimbursement. Compassion Fee If a client does not have insurance for counselling, or is not able to pay the full price of counselling, a compassion fee can be discussed between the client and Dr. Popeski.
  • Will my insurance cover the cost of counselling?
    Services may be covered by your insurance provider. Please check your coverage to determine whether your insurance covers: Number of sessions per year Percentage amount covered per therapy session Dollar amount covered per year I do provide direct billing for: Alberta Blue Cross Cooperators Green Shield Telus I am also an NIHB provider for indigenous counselling.
  • What is Brainspotting?
    Brainspotting is a non-talk therapeutic method that is used to access and process trauma and emotionally charged issues within the brain. In session, the client will identify and maintain an eye position while focusing on the somatic experience of the problem being addressed; which activates the body and brain to process, release and heal itself from the issue and/or trauma. Trauma can come from so many experiences and life events including: physical and/or emotional injury, chronic pain, physical illness, and environmental/natural disaster. Brainspotting can be useful as a complement to various body-based therapies including chiropractic, acupuncture, somatic therapies, and physical therapy which all help to improve one's own physical health. .
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