What Does an Individual Counselling Session Look Like?

iMentalhealth Counselling Services offers Individual counselling in the City of Saint Albert, Alberta and Edmonton area, with Registered Provisional Psychologist Geordy Murphy and Registered Social Worker Carson Ryner. 

Confidentiality: The First part of a counselling session starts with going over confidentiality, limits to confidentiality and housekeeping related to the role of a Psychologist, Social Worker and what to expect. 

Goal Setting: We generally want to get a feel for what you would like to work on and gather any background information that might be relevant to what you are going through, and get a picture for how you would like to see things when the problem is gone. 

Settling goals in therapy helps to have a focus for your sessions and allows a good framework for our work together. 

Collaboration: We work together in coming up with strategies to meet these goals. 

Take Action This may involve working on strategies to work on developing new patterns of thinking, new behaviors or techniques to help process difficult emotions. We want you to be able to have tools to take home. A huge part of the process is giving you tools so that you can practice what we do in sessions at home and in your day to day. 

Unique to you: Each Person is different, so the approach of the therapist will really depend on what your needs are in therapy. 

We are located at 200 Carnegie Drive, in Saint Albert, Alberta. We offer online and in person appointments. 

Carson Ryner is currently taking online appointments only as a contractor with iMentalHealth. 


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MA Registered Provisional Psychologist

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Counselling Services Available

Individual Counseling

One on One support from a client centered perspective. Online or in person we work together to support you in meeting your goals. 

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Mens Counseling

Issues specific to men’s related concerns not limited to anger, anxiety, depression, relationship, self esteem, critical illness, pain.

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Couples Counseling

Couples work based on the Gottman Method to help couples identify areas of growth and tools for their relationship. 

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Communication Counseling 

Many couples would say that communication is the main issue in their relationship. We work alongside with tools for communication to dialogue about areas of perpetual disagreement. 

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Marriage / Relationship Counselling

Do you know that it takes a couple up to 7 years of having issues before seeking help? Come for a relationship checkup and learn skills to enhance your marriage or relationship. 

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Depression Counseling

Feeling low mood, lack of motivation, tired, and have suicidal thoughts? Let us join you in supporting you through this.

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Anxiety Counseling

Feeling a general feeling of unease in situations, heart racing, palms sweating, throat choking up, or have anxious thoughts about covid…?

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Trauma Counselling

Have you been dealing with the impacts of trauma in your life? EMDR is an evidence based approach that can be very effective in helping people recover….

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Addiction Counselling

Work with at therapist on substance use, behavioral or impulse control.. 

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Mediation Counseling

We have support available for separation/divorce mediation

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Psychosocial Assessment

We can provide you with a psychosocial assessment 

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Conflict Counselling

Did you know that 69% of conflicts are perpetual disagreements that do not have a solution. 

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Let us Help with other Presenting Issues

  • Fear
  • Grief
  • Attachment
  • Pain
  • Car Accident Trauma 
  • Life transitions
  • Christian Counselling 
  • Existential questions
  • Divorce
  • Separation