Joanne Frederick, M.A.
Individual counselling for adults during challenging times.
Joanne Frederick is a Registered Psychologist (SK #651) in private practice in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. She provides individual counselling for adults during challenging times in their lives.
A variety of approaches and strategies are offered to skillfully guide people through such challenging experiences, including mindfulness-based interventions, as well as clinical hypnosis.
Joanne’s professional memberships include: the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists, the Canadian Psychological Association and the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. As well, she is a member of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association.
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Why People Seek Counselling
Being human is not always easy. We all experience times in our lives that are challenging and painful. Unexpected events, difficult relationships (including our relationship with ourselves), confusing transitions, overwhelming demands, and struggles with anxiety are some of the common reasons seek counselling. We cannot be expected to always know how to skillfully navigate such challenges as none of us were given an owner’s manual for ourselves. Connecting with a therapist can be a powerful source of support, expertise and guidance. Whether you’ve engaged in counselling before or are considering doing so for the first time, you are invited to learn more about me and the therapeutic services I offer.
Do I need a referral from my doctor before making an appointment?
You can self-refer or you can request a referral from your family doctor.
Should I call or email you before booking my first appointment?
Yes … please do! In fact, it is my policy to touch base on the phone before a person’s first appointment. You are welcome to use the online booking system to reserve an appointment before calling, in which case we will arrange a date and time for a phone call prior to you coming in.
Are you a service provider for my Employee Family Assistance Plan (EFAP)?
Possibly. I am an approved service provider for the Government of Saskatchewan EFAP, SaskTel (STEPPP), Regina Police Service, RCMP, Medavie Blue Cross, Green Shield and Vital Life.
What are your fees and how do I pay?
The rate for services is $180 per hour. This rate is based on the recommendation of the Psychological Association of Saskatchewan. Many people have full or partial coverage through employee assistance plans and/or extended health benefits. Cash, personal cheque, credit cards and e-Transfers are accepted at the end of each session and receipts are issued via email.
What happens at the first appointment?
You will be welcomed into the comfortable office space and offered either tea or water. We will talk informally for a few minutes before you review and sign an informed consent form. This will include a review of your rights as a client and my responsibilities to you. Then, some general information about yourself (date of birth, etc.) will be gathered for your file. We will then have a conversation about what prompted you to make an appointment and what you are seeking from counselling. You will be able to ask any questions you may have about the process. It is my intention that you to feel heard, understood, supported and honoured in the counselling relationship.
How many appointments will be needed?
That depends on a number of factors. Some people come in for a few appointments to address specific questions, while other people benefit from regular and ongoing appointments.
Do you work with children? Do you do couples counselling?
I do not work with children or couples.
Do you do counselling online or via telephone?
Yes. I use a secure and user friendly platform called Doxy.me for online sessions. Appointments can also be facilitated by phone.