Frequently Asked Questions

How long is each therapy session?

YEG Family Counselling generally books clients for one-hour sessions, which include 50 minutes of treatment time and 10 minutes for administration. For couples therapy, the first session is 90 minutes and then from there we will discuss whether 60- or 90-minute sessions will be the best fit. For 90-minute sessions, 15 minutes are reserved for administration.

What is your hourly rate?

  • Individuals: $210 per hour 

  • Couples or Families: $225 per hour or $330 for 90 minutes. 

  • Student sessions are sometimes available at the rate of $75 per 50-minute hour. Get in touch to ask about this option.

Do you offer sliding scale rates?

YEG Family Counselling does provide a limited number of sliding scale counselling slots. Please call to inquire.

Student sessions are sometimes available at the rate of $75 per 50-minute hour. Get in touch to ask about this option.

Do you take my insurance?

YEG Family Counselling does not direct bill to insurance at this time, but will always provide you with a receipt that you can submit to your insurance provider. Most providers now have easy-to-use apps that allow for immediate submissions. Call your insurance company and inquire about coverage for psychological services or counselling.

What kinds of training have you completed?

Amy Nydam is a Psychologist registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists. She is currently working toward certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy.  Amy also has extensive training in:
Solution-Focused Therapy; Play therapy techniques such as Theraplay, Synergetic Play Therapy, and Sand Tray Therapy; Trauma-informed therapies such as Self-Regulation Therapy and mindfulness techniques.

Rebecca Bonham has completed extensive theological education and has experience as a Chaplain with Alberta Health Services with a diverse set of populations from perinatal health to forensic youth. She has also worked as a Spiritual Director and is now directing her significant experience toward the area of counselling. 

Why should I choose a Psychologist?

Psychologists in Alberta require at minimum a Masters Degree in Psychology. Post-education, to register as a Psychologist, there are more stringent requirements including oral and written exams as well as several years of supervision." Psychologist" is a protected term, so only individuals who have met qualifications and have registered with their professional college can use this title. There are lots of excellent therapists out in the world that have other designations, but it's important to understand what qualifications they have, so it is always best to do your research.

What are your official credentials?

Amy Nydam, Owner

Registered Psychologist #4253 in Alberta

Master of Counseling Psychology, Adler University, Vancouver
Member of The Psychologists Association of Alberta
Member of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy

Member of the EFT Edmonton Community
BA in Christian Education, Wheaton College, Illinois

Rebecca Bonham, Practicum Student

Student at St. Stephens College in the Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality Program

Non-certified Professional Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Clinical Pastoral Education Chaplaincy Training, 1st and 2nd Basic, 1st and 2nd Advanced Units

Master of Theological Studies, Taylor Seminary, Edmonton

Diploma of Christian Studies, Regent College, Vancouver

BA in Bible/Theology/Greek, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago

Why are your booking times not always on the hour?

Not every psychologist works best in the same way. At YEG family counselling, we believe in creating good boundaries around session times while also being flexible to what happens in session. Not all therapy is the same, and sometimes therapy isn't perfectly complete right exactly at the 50-minute mark. We like to book a bit of extra time between clients in order to make room for things to happen in session the way they are supposed to, whether that takes 47 minutes or 54. We also use that time to get a drink of water, write our notes, send a text to a friend, or have a minute to reset before we see our next client. In short, you matter, and we matter, and sometimes that isn't neat and tidy.

Ready to start heading back in the right direction? Reach out to book a session!

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