mind   mīnd/
: the element of a person that enables them to be aware of the world & their experiences, to think & to feel

The foundation of Wholistic Health YYC is Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Health Psychology, Nutritional Psychology, Play Therapy, Sport Psychology & Pharmacology. Sally provides services as a psychologist + meditation guide + yoga teacher. Stephana offers services as a pharmacologist. Both with the mission to facilitate a researched backed wholistic approach to health care for clients & promote wholistic living for the greater community. This involves assisting you in raising awareness of health, wellness, & dietary-related behavioral issues & facilitate behavioural & emotional change.

Sally & Stephana offer counselling & consulting in person (in WHyyc office or in client home if suitable) or via eCounselling (options include telephone, FaceTime & Zoom — a great option if you are out of town or can’t make it into the office). WHyyc  provides services for all ages, from young children to adults.

WHOLE MIND Services //

COUNSELLING & CONSULTING

Sally offers services for all ages for issues including but not limited to focus & attention, performance enhancement at work & in athletics, play therapy, mindful parenting, mood disorders, pre&post fitness competition, eating disorders, & more. Stephana offers pharmacology consulting for a number of presenting topics, with particular specialization in pre- & post-natal health.

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY + MINDFUL ATHLETICS

Whether you’re a recreational athlete looking to bring more motivation & focus to your workout routine, or a competitive athlete looking for the mental edge, or if you’re experiencing an injury & looking for support during the healing process, I offer services to support you. From visualizations to breathing exercises to intention setting.

Nutritional psychology & mindful eating practices can also be provided for clients to support their goals.

MINDFUL + WHOLISTIC PARENTING SUPPORT

Support includes approaches from play therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy & mindfulness.

Topics explored include mindful parenting, co-parenting, communication, behaviour regulation, transition planning, sleep, anxiety, depression, as well as learning & attention challenges you may be facing with your children.

NUTRITIONAL PSYCHOLOGY + MINDFUL EATING COUNSELLING + ASSESSMENTS

The focus of both mood + food therapy & mindful eating programs together involve education & practice with regard both HOW & WHAT you eat! Nutrition Psychology assessment includes a 3-Day Food Journal for Mood (3-DFJM), which is a tool that allows simple assessment of the impact daily dietary intake is likely having on mood. Based on the results of the 3-DFJM, a method of nutritional remediation called Macronutrient Mood Therapy (MMT) can be applied. Mindful Eating practices can be added to or explored separately in individual therapy, online group, in home meal prep format, or in person group format.

PHARMACOLOGY

What we eat plays a role in how we feel — from energy level to mental health. WHyyc is pleased to bring on board a pharmacologist to support clients in the community! Stephana provides a pharmacological consultation where topics that covered & the resources provided are completely dependent on YOUR unique story, body & goals. My wholistic assessment will include gathering information about your health history, sleeping habits, digestion, energy, current food intake & any other relevant information. We will also review any recent lab work, medications & current supplementation. Every nuance & detail to be important in the illustration of optimal health. Our assessment will drive a custom-tailored action plan that can either be followed independently or together, should you wish to work with me beyond the initial consult. Specialized packages/services include:

  • -General Consultation
  • -Prenatal Consultation Package
  • -Postnatal Consultation Package
  • -Prenatal & Postnatal Consultation Package
  • -Sports consultation
  • -Community Lectures, Workshops & More

MINDFUL EATING ONLINE GROUPS

Sally is honoured to be trained in the EAT RIGHT NOW app & community, & is facilitating weekly groups. Enrollment is ongoing (you can join anytime), & payment is offered monthly so you can get a taste for the app & group!

MINDFUL MEAL PREP SESSION FOR SINGLES + COUPLES + FAMILIES + KIDS

This psychology-based program involves learning how to mindfully prepare a meal in your own home + a mindful eating meditation. Includes cost of food for meal (4 servings). Learn how to mindfully prepare a meal in the comfort of your own home, & get introduced to mindful eating practices & meditations. Price of groceries, based on *number of people *chosen number of daily meals/snacks requested *days for meal prep *mindful eating + nutrition psychology goal setting *in-home meal prep demo for mood-supporting meals.

MINDFUL LIVING + MEDITATION SUPPORT

This service spans from supporting you in setting up a meditation space in your home or workplace, sharing helpful tools to support the space & your practice, & personal demos. Packages include recorded meditations, journal exercises, & resource sharing. I teach meditation classes, with more being launched this fall. Contact for more information!

MEDITATION GUIDE

Sally offers private, corporate, sports team, small groups, families, or community-based meditation guide services for all ages.

CONSULTATION + CORPORATE PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES

Topics can be suggested by hiring group, so long as in the psychologist’s repertoire. Popular topics include mindfulness for the workplace, as research shows it could be an effective intervention to target high stress levels, concentration, sleep quality, & autonomic balance. This can be a fun interactice meeting with your team where we share a mindful cup of coffee (includes meditation & tips from nutritional psychology perspective on coffe & food pairing), breath work for productivity & stress reduction, & more!

Who pays for services?  //

Private psychological services are not covered by Alberta Health Services. However, for many people the cost of accessing psychological services can be offset through employee benefits or additional insurance coverage. The Psychologists’ Association of Alberta 2017 recommended fee schedule is $190 per hour  for individual, couples, family counselling & assessments, as well as $60 per hour for group sessions. The treatment “hour” is usually 50 minutes allowing 10 minutes from each hour for after-session notes & other services. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, etransfer or credit card. At the end of each session, clients are issued a receipt for psychological counselling services that may be used to obtain reimbursement from employee benefits or insurance company.

Private pharmacology consultation services are not covered by Alberta Health Services. However, for many people the cost of accessing pharmacology consultation services can be offset through employee benefits or additional insurance coverage. The treatment “hour” is usually 50 minutes allowing 10 minutes from each hour for after-session notes & other services. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, etransfer or credit card. At the end of each session, clients are issued a receipt for pharmacology consultation services that may be used to obtain reimbursement from employee benefits or insurance company.

How many sessions will I need?  //

How many sessions you’ll need depends on the presenting concern, complexity, severity & duration, as well as your personal motivation for dealing with presenting concerns. For some issues people can experience significant improvement in only a few sessions. Together, we can work together to estimate how many sessions you’ll require. However, ultimately, it’s your decision as to how many sessions you need, & clients are free to withdraw from services at any point.