Support for Life’s Challenges

We all go through challenging times in our lives. It’s normal to experience stress, anxiety, grief, confusion, sadness, and to feel overwhelmed. You’ve come to the right place for support to cope.

Counselling can help you to better understand yourself and the challenges you are facing. It can also help you to discover or enhance your strengths, resources, and coping skills. During therapy, you and I will set goals for what you want to achieve through counselling. We will work together to determine the right number of sessions for you and how frequently you want to meet. The content of each session will be determined by you and I will guide this in accordance with your goals for therapy as needed.

Life is hard! Having someone to talk to about it can make a huge difference.

Counselling sessions are currently available by videoconference or telephone with in-person options available starting September 2021. Your health and safety are important. Video and phone counselling are an excellent way to ensure you can access support while staying safe during the pandemic. For in-person sessions, I follow a high standard of Covid-19 precautions for and will continue to wear a masks/face coverings during our work together and I request that you do the same.

*Note: Research shows that video and phone counselling are just as effective as in-person counselling!

About the Therapist

Sarah Jane Marshall | Edmonton, AB | 2020

Hello and welcome!

My name is Sarah Jane Marshall and I hold a Master of Counselling Degree in Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University. I am also a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

I currently live and work in Edmonton, AB. Growing up, I lived in various provinces across Canada. This gave me the opportunity to meet people from diverse backgrounds and cultural heritages, which helped me to appreciate and respect the many pieces of our lives that shape us. I believe that we are each special and wonderful in our own unique way. I am excited to work with people from all cultures and life experiences, including folks who identify as part of the LGBTQ2S+ community.

My style of counselling is very warm and inclusive. I use a person-centred approach, which means that I see you as the expert in your own life and I accept you without judgment. I use other therapy modalities as appropriate, including narrative therapy, somatic therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and more. My style is collaborative, which means that you and I will work together to uncover your best path forward. My goal is to be your ally in discovering how you can create new opportunities to feel better with whatever you are currently struggling with.

I currently work with adults aged 18 and up. I am not accepting children/youth or couples/families at this time.

I have experience working with clients who are coping with:

  • Anxiety
  • Anger issues
  • Covid-19 related stress, anxiety, grief and loss – including work-related issues
  • Chronic illness – including the impacts of cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, and more
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss – including loss of people, pets, work, home, and more
  • Health and wellness
  • Identity – including discovering who you are and how you find purpose in your life
  • Life transitions / major life changes
  • Relationship issues or tensions – including spouses, siblings, parents, children, friends, and more
  • Sexual violence – impacts of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault for survivors and loved ones
  • Work related stress or issues – including stress leaves and return to work
  • Work/life balance and self-care

Free 15 Minute Phone Consultation

Let’s get to know each other! Book a free 15 minute phone conversation to gain a sense of whether you would like to work with me as your therapist. Contact me by phone, text, or email to schedule your free consult.

Contact

Session Lengths and Costs

Sessions are generally 50 minutes in length. I am currently offering sessions by videoconference or phone due to Covid-19 precautions. In-person sessions will resume in September 2021.

Note: I am currently booking new clients for Fridays and Saturdays with some evening appointments available. If you need to discuss alternative days/times than what my online booking calendar shows, please contact me by phone, text, or email and I will do my best to find a spot that works for both of us.

$125 per 50 minute session

Payment flexibility can be discussed on a case-by-case basis. Extended session lengths are available and will be charged accordingly.

Many health insurance plans include mental health coverage, including therapy with a Canadian Certified Counsellor. I am not able to direct bill your insurance. I will, however, provide you with an insurance-friendly receipt for each session. I encourage all clients to check with your insurance company in advance of booking to find out what your coverage is and how to be reimbursed for counselling costs.

*References

Hilty, D. M., Ferrer, D. C., Parish, M. B., Johnston, B., Callahan, E. J., & Yellowlees, P. M. (2013). The effectiveness of telemental health: A 2013 review. Telemedicine & E-Health, 19(6), 444. https://doi.org/10.1089/tmj.2013.0075

Hubley, S., Lynch, S. B., Schneck, C., Thomas, M., & Shore, J. (2016). Review of key telepsychiatry outcomes. World Journal of Psychiatry, 6(2), 269–282. https://doi.org/10.5498/wjp.v6.i2.269