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Frequently asked question

  • What is the assessment process?
    Though the process and measures used will vary slightly depending on the specific needs of each person, each assessment will have three components. An initial intake meeting will establish your needs and help guide the assessment process. The next step is the formal assessment sessions. Usually two sessions are required, on occasion or for bilingual assessment, three sessions may be needed. We will then meet one last time to go over the assessment results.
  • How much does an assessment cost?
    This varies depending on the specific needs of each family. After discussing your needs with you, you will be provided an estimate for your assessment. This way, you know what to expect. Generally, the entire assessment or a significant portion there of, can be covered by your health insurance and/or extended health benefits. We work with you to ensure you are able to maximize your insurance coverage.
  • How can I pay?
    We accept credit card payment or e-transfers. Your appointment time has been set aside for you and planning for your assessment has already started before your first session. Payment must be received prior to each session. If you are unable to keep your appointment please let us know 24 hours in advance. Cancelations within 24 hours of your appointment time are generally charged the full rate.
  • Where are you located?
    Our office is conveniently located in the Richmond/Knob Hill Community near Marda Loop. We are located near 26 Ave and Crowchild Trail. When there is sufficient demand, I travel to various locations within Alberta to meet with clients and provide assessments on-site.
  • What is a bilingual assessment?
    A bilingual assessment is recommended for bilingual (English/French) students. These students may be from Francophone families or may be French Immersion students. A bilingual assessment allows us to determine the level of academic functioning of each language. This information then allows the psychologist to make recommendations that are better targeted to meet the student's needs. Many students who have been studying in a second language find that this is especially motivating and confidence building as it is a concrete way to measure their second language achievement and progress.
  • What is a Vocational or Career Assessment?
    This is to support you or your loved one as you/they seek out appropriate career opportunities. This will help identify needs, interests, strengths and goals. We use assessment measures that identify various factors that you may wish to consider when choosing a career path. These measures will look at personality traits, aptitudes, values, needs, interests, and work style. The goal is to help you find a career or educational path that fits with who you are, what you enjoy and your natural abilities. This is appropriate for high school students, university students or adults looking to transition in their career. A career assessment can be done on its own or added to a psycho-educational assessment.


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    • We are a busy practice. We are dedicated to our clients. As such, during business hours it may not be possible to answer your call or email. It may take up to 48 hours for us to reply. But we will connect with you!
    • In order to provide individualized and quality services to our cherished clients, we only have a few appointments available each month for new clients.