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Counselling

We offer counselling for individuals, couples, and families both online and in person. Counselling services are available for children as young as 4 years old. Our counselling team uses a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Family Systems, Mindfulness, and more. Our team is eclectic, flexible, and collaborative, ensuring that you will find someone who suits your needs.

Online services can be scheduled between 7am and 10pm 7 days per week and in-person appointments are available from 8am to 8pm 7 days per week.

Explore our counselling team HERE.

Pay What You Can

Cultivate believes that mental health services should be affordable, accessible, and without excessive waits. We live out this belief through our Pay What You Can program. 

Pay What You Can is offered without means testing (proof of income). We trust our clients to honestly tell us what they feel they can afford. We trust our clients to update us if their circumstances change. We do not put limits on sessions and we make specialized services like EMDR and assessment available too.

Session fees start at $10 with a small number of $0 spaces available.

Assessment

Our assessment team provides a variety of assessment services including psychoeducational, neurodiversity, and general mental health assessments. Each assessment is personalized and targeted to ensure that individuals get a clear and detailed report that will provide them with the appropriate recommendations for accommodation and supports in school and at work and will allow them to effectively self-advocate. 

Assessments are priced by the hour instead of as a package to ensure flexibility. We also provide assessment services on a pay what you can basis and offer payment plans to increase accessibility. All assessment services are provided in a neurodiversity affirming manner that values strengths-based recommendations and avoids deficit language unless absolutely necessary. 

Group Therapy

Cultivate occasionally offers group counselling and psychoeducation groups. Counselling groups offer a chance to engage in processing and growth, while psychoeducational groups offer more opportunities for learning and discovery than processing.

Groups can be a one-time event or run for several weeks and vary in size. We offer groups online, in person, and as an asynchronous online model. All groups are priced according to the Psychologists' Association of Alberta's fee schedule and will have a percentage of spots available on a pay what you can basis. Group fees are typically eligible for insurance coverage.

Current Group Offerings

Practicum

Cultivate prides itself on providing an excellent practicum program for students completing Master's degrees in Counselling, Counselling Psychology, School and Educational Psychology, and Education. We have developed a Student Support Team to ensure all practicum students receive a well-rounded and supportive experience. Practicum students at Cultivate help support our mission of accessibility and are provided with a broad range of clients, presenting concerns, and opportunities to participate in assessment. Students are offered supervision that exceeds the standards of their programs and plentiful opportunities to observe, engage in consultation, and individual and group supervision. We provide additional learning and professional development, a flexible schedule, and a goal-oriented approach that empowers students to build their own best practicum.

We do not have a set number of placements but select students based on fit and available capacity and resources at each start point. Our practicums start each year in January, May, and September. Practicum opportunities are largely online with some in-person availability. There are no fees or charges for practicum students at Cultivate. We generally seek to interview practicum candidates approximately six months prior to the planned start

Students who are interested in exploring a practicum at Cultivate are asked to send their resume and cover letter to Jessy Roos, Executive Director. Please be sure to indicate your desired start date and the program you are enrolled in. Due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected to interview will be contacted.

professional development

Cultivate provides professional development and learning opportunities for professionals of all kinds. We regularly work with organizations to create a personalized presentation, seminar, or program to meet their specific needs. In the past, we have offered professional development and learning opportunities for topics such as neurodiversity, work-life balance, suicide intervention, mental health 101, and much more. If you are interested in providing a professional development or learning opportunity for your team or workplace, please contact us and let us work with you to create something perfectly targeted to your needs.

EAP for small business

Mental Health services are more important than ever and providing a strong mental health benefits package for your team helps ensure they are well-supported proactively as well as in a time of crisis. Cultivate works hard to reduce barriers and increase accessibility for all people and one of the ways we do that is through creating Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) for small businesses. An EAP can help you increase the amount of mental health services accessible to your employees including counselling, assessment, accommodation recommendations, return to work plans, and more. Reach out today if you would like to explore an EAP option for your business.

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