"WE ARE THE CHANGE WE SEEK"
What We Offer
Nova Psychology offers a variety of psychological services for our clientele. We welcome clients from all backgrounds and can address a wide range of presenting difficulties. Our esteemed practitioners have varied areas of specializations which enable them to tailor completely personalized treatment plans for each of our clients. Each psychologist has been specifically chosen to help our clients move forward, overcome challenges and achieve their highest potential.
All you need to get started:
· A fully functioning computer/laptop/phone or tablet with a webcam, speakers/headset, and microphone
· A reliable internet connection
· A quiet, distraction-free area where you feel comfortable to talk freely and openly about confidential matters.
From a Family Therapy perspective, our relationships are important, and can serve as a support system during stressful or difficult times. Therapists work together with family members to express and explore underlying thoughts and feelings in a safe setting. Ultimately, family therapy aims to allow people to better understand each other’s experiences and to appreciate their needs.
This collaborative setting can also facilitate and motivate individuals to gain new perspectives, seeing their lives through a different lens. In addition, group therapy can serve to improve communication and social skills.
Child & Adolescent Therapy
Psychological Assessment & Evaluation
Comprehensive psychological assessments can help you: ● In providing an opportunity for early intervention if you are experiencing multiple difficulties
● Identify any possible psychological, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive issues
● Identify your strengths and any barriers to treatment
● Develop a collaborative treatment plan if you continue to seek psychological treatment
● Understand possible academic strengths and weaknesses if you are struggling in school
● Understand your unique personality strengths and challenges
Nova’s internship program is committed to providing a comprehensive internship experience that will ensure that our students are well-equipped to provide optimal care and services to their clients. The primary goal of our training program is to prepare therapists-in-training to become ethical, independent, compassionate, and clinically competent therapists through individualized training with exposure to various types of clients and services.
Additionally, through ongoing evaluation of the training needs, strengths, and interests of our students, our internship program will be tailored to maximize individual student's growth in knowledge of clinical intervention and assessment strategies and the related research, and to facilitate the development of a professional identity.
Registered Provisional Psychologist:
Nova Psychology offers quality supervision to provisional psychologists interested in registering in the province of Alberta. Our hope is that through our learning and skill-development process, emerging psychologists will develop the confidence to step into the mental health industry as a highly qualified, knowledgeable, and ethically-sound professional. Supervision is conducted through direct observation, co-therapy (when relevant), case consultation, ethics and standards review, site visits and ongoing professional development.
How it works
Committing to therapy can often feel overwhelming. As a first step, we recommend visiting “Our Team” page to review each psychologist’s biography, qualifications, and specializations. We are proud to have such an eclectic and diverse mix of practitioners on our team and our aim is to find you the perfect fit! The following steps can help guide you through our process.
Book a Free Consultation Call
Call our office at 780.453.9816 to speak with our client care coordinator. During that call, we’ll get a good understanding of your needs and goals. Then, we’ll make a recommendation for a psychologist who will be a great fit for you. This initial phone call is for you to discuss what brings you into therapy, discuss some of the challenges you are experiencing, and ask any questions you may have about therapy.
Schedule Your First Session
After talking with our client care coordinator or using our free 15-minute consultation call to select a psychologist, we’ll move forward to scheduling an initial session! The initial session is designed to get to know one another. We will begin by reviewing consent forms and discussing confidentiality and its limits. Based on the presenting concerns and information gathered during the initial assessment, we will then discuss therapy goals and options for treatment planning. Though we believe it is an honor and privilege to journey alongside our clients towards healing, we ask that you carefully consider your comfort level as the therapeutic relationship is a fundamental part of therapy.
Establish a Therapeutic Relationship
The first phase of therapy is typically focused around gathering information about your past and the difficulties you’re currently facing and, importantly, looking to see what might be maintaining those difficulties. All our psychologists are trained in a holistic and comprehensive approach using multiple modalities for treatment. This means they adapt their approach according to what they think you’ll most benefit from throughout your therapy.
Schedule Follow Up Sessions
For most clients, we suggest meeting on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. However, scheduling is agreed upon between the psychologist and each client.