About

*Please note that as of March 15th, 2020 all sessions will be conducted virtually using secure video chat or via phone call.  We are currently available to take new clients and have sliding scale fees available for those impacted financially by the pandemic.  If you have any questions please contact us at hello@ignitewellness.ca.  The whole Ignite team is here to support you during this difficult time.*

We at Ignite Counselling and Wellness are committed to providing quality, accessible mental health and wellness care. Our mission is to provide person-centered, compassionate and empowered services while recognizing and being responsive to the unique things that make us diverse. We acknowledge the impact of living in a society that prioritizes and privileges the dominant culture and discriminates against and oppresses those who are considered “other.” We understand that we are in a position of trust and are responsible to our community and clients to observe high standards of conduct. The following guidelines that we adhere to are additive to, rather than a replacement for, our professional codes of conduct (see below) and have been adapted, in part, from the Feminist Code of Ethics.


As individuals engaged in the wellness profession:

  • We welcome all of you into the counselling space; including your mind, emotions, bodies, beliefs, values and recognize that our profession has not always been accepting of diverse identities.

  • We identify that no space may be entirely safe, but we strive to make the counselling space safe for personal exploration and growth.

  • We are aware of the meaning and impact of our personal identities and the privilege we hold as aspects of our intersecting identities align with the dominant culture.

  • We acknowledge the innate power in our roles as professionals and actively work to dismantle power differential between client and counsellor and de-mystify the process of therapy.

  • We recognize that economic inequality and a lack of insurance are prevalent in our community and can impede access to quality and timely mental health care. Our fee schedule and sliding scale policy are informed by this disparity.

  • We actively participate in our community and align ourselves with social justice work that fights inequality, creates awareness of privilege and minimizes oppression.

  • We honour the traditional Treaty 6 territory that our practice is located upon and appreciate the many Indigenous peoples who have contributed to the rich history of the area.

Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists


College of Alberta Psychologists Standards of Practice

Our practice is conveniently located on Whyte Avenue and is accessible from multiple bus routes and free parking is available.  Sliding scale fees are available for those who are unable to afford the typical cost of counselling.

Note: The office is accessed by one set of stairs

Specialties
  • Self Esteem/Self-Compassion

  • Coping Skills

  • Boundaries/Relationships

  • Body Image/Relationship with Food

  • Sexual and Gender Diversity

  • Sex & Sexual Relationships

Issues
  • ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Body Image

  • Borderline Personality

  • Depression

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Domestic Violence

  • Grief

  • Life Transitions

  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

  • Peer Relationships

  • Relationship Issues

  • Relationship with Food

  • School Issues

  • Self-Harming

  • Sexual and Gender Diversity

  • Stress

  • Suicidal Ideation

Treatment Orientation
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)

  • Culturally Sensitive

  • Dialectical (DBT)

  • Feminist

  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Person-Centered

  • Sex Therapy 

  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

  • Strength-Based

Modality
  • Individuals

  • Couples

  • Group

Client Focus​
  • Adults

Finances
  • Avg Cost (per session): $140-160

  • Sliding Scale: Yes

  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Mastercard, Visa, Amex, E-transfer

  • Insurance: AB Blue Cross (direct bill)

 

New Clients

We recognize that the process of finding a new counsellor can be difficult.  What will the first appointment look like?  What's expected of me?  How will I know if my counsellor is going to meet my needs?

Free 15 Minute Phone Consultation

We believe a good fit between client and counsellor is one of the most important aspects of the counselling process.  A phone consultation is a great opportunity to ask questions, learn about how our team practices and what to expect from your counselling appointment. 

Book Online

Our convenient online booking service allows you to view counsellor availability and schedule appointments any time including phone consultations.  

 
 

Get In Touch

9915B 82 Avenue Edmonton, AB T6E 1Z1

hello@ignitewellness.ca \\ Tel: 780.701.3454

 

Hours

Counselling sessions are by appointment only.  Appointments may be available outside of these times on an as needed basis.  Please contact to inquire. 

 

© 2021 by Lauren Groves.