Therapy doesn't need to feel like therapy
Are you ready to make a change in your life?
We know that talking to someone about your mental health can be intimidating, but we promise it's worth it. Therapy is hard, there is no sugar coating that...but it's also fun, insightful, and empowering to learn how to make your mind and body work for you instead of against you.
We're not the type of therapists who sit across the room, nodding our heads as we scribble illegible notes while you talk about how you feel. We don't use cliche phrases like "and how does that make you feel?" or "tell me more about that." When you're ready to have a conversation with someone who truly understands your challenges and needs, we're ready to meet with you in person at our office in Sherwood Park or virtually from the comfort of your home.
If you are in crisis, you may call the 24-hour distress line at 780-482-4357, the Access 24/7 Mental Health Line at 780-424-2424, HealthLink at 811 or the Mental Health Help Line at 1-877-303-2642.
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Therapy that doesn't feel like therapy.
With our down-to-earth, empathetic approach and evidence-based therapies, we offer a unique alternative to traditional therapy practices. Our psychologists work with you on an individual basis to help you achieve your goals and improve your quality of life when things get challenging - in both the short and long term.
Common reasons people seek therapy
Mindbuffs can help you discover the best treatment options for your particular needs and concerns, whether it's anxiety, stress, depression, or any other issues you may be dealing with.
Anxiety is not always a bad thing — it can help you prepare for an upcoming event or performance, motivate you to take action, or help you cope with pain. However, when anxiety becomes chronic, it can interfere with everyday life and make it difficult to perform basic tasks like eating, sleeping, and exercising.
Sometimes, relationship problems are not caused by a specific event or event but by long-term patterns or habits that may be hard to change on your own. If you’re experiencing relationship issues, therapy can help you to better understand the dynamics of your relationships and make changes that will allow them to thrive.
Do I need to be an athlete to get counselling at Mindbuffs?No! Mindbuffs offers counselling services to people regardless of athletic background.
What types of therapy does Mindbuffs offer?Our clinicians are trained in a wide range of interventions, including EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Clinical Hypnosis, and more. You can see the types of therapy each of our clinicians offers by checking out their profiles here.
How often should I see my therapist?The recommended frequency of therapy sessions will vary depending on the severity of your symptoms and the goals you have for therapy. Your therapist may suggest at least weekly sessions; perhaps biweekly, monthly or even once or twice a year. You and your therapist will determine the best fit for you based on your needs and preferences.
Our Sherwood Park office is a comforting and welcoming space for those who want to do in-person psychology sessions. We provide a warm, professional environment for you to feel relaxed and comfortable during your session. Free parking is available.
Telehealth sessions are a safe and confidential way of accessing professional help when you need it without having to travel all the way to our office, making it ideal for those with busy schedules or people who live in remote areas. Telehealth video sessions are offered through our online platform, which allows you to access the service through a secure online connection.
Phone sessions can be used as an alternative to video calls and are a great way for anyone to get help without having to leave their home or workplace. Phone sessions are also useful for people who may not have access to a computer, such as those with disabilities or those in remote locations.