FAQs (frequently asked questions)

How do I get started?

Email Kristin to set up a 15-20 min intake phone call.  We will discuss what you're needing at this time and you can ask Kristin any questions you have about the therapy process. 

 

What is art therapy?  

Art therapy uses the creative process to regulate the nervous system, digest traumatic experiences, build strong relational connections and awaken our innate ability to heal and create.  It is a valuable tool for kids who are creatively inclined, for teens who are averse to a "traditional therapy" approach, and for people looking for an alternative to talk therapy.  Art therapy is a wonderful place to practice self-care and gain personal insight.  The studio environment is warm and welcoming and provides a unique creative space to do important healing work.

How much does it cost?

Kristin's hourly rate is $190 + gst /hr.   

Are counselling services covered by insurance?

Coverage varies between insurance providers and policies.  If you want to ensure services are covered, it is recommended that you contact your insurance provider directly.  Kristin's credentials are as a Canadian Certified Counsellor #8317.  Often this falls under "Clinical Counselling" or "Psychotherapy".  

 

Do you offer a sliding scale or subsidized counselling rates?

Kristin does offer sliding scale rates for clients and this is negotiated on a case-by-case basis.  Kristin is also a partnering therapist with Lionheart Foundation.  Lionheart provides financial subsidies to individuals seeking treatment for anxiety-related issues.  Visit the Lionheart Foundation website here.

 

Where are you located?

Kristin's office/ studio space is in Inglewood (SE Calgary).  Address and directions are provided upon booking first appointment.