“Of Albertans that do know the signs and symptoms of mental illness, 75% do not seek services due to stigma and discrimination.” – Calgaryselfhelp.com

 

Serenity Now FoundationSerenity Now Foundation

The Serenity Now foundation is a non-profit with a focus on helping to heal individuals who are struggling with addiction, stress, depression, anxiety, and trauma from a whole-body perspective. The foundation provides individual and group services, including counselling, nutrition, massage therapy, and yoga.

In Alberta’s current atmosphere, we are experiencing a lot of stress and mental health concerns. Despite advocacy to reduce the mental health stigma, it is estimated that 40% of Albertans do not know the signs and symptoms of mental illness. Of the Albertans that know the signs and symptoms, 75% do not seek services due to stigma and discrimination. On top of this, our high cost of living and widespread layoffs have affected thousands. This has left more Albertans vulnerable to mental health issues. In order to improve mental health treatment in our province, we need to have an abundant supply of high-quality and holistic treatments.

Serenity Now Foundation was founded by Tessa Martin and now has a board of three members. We offer a sliding scale model, no session limits, and no wait list. All these choices are made with the client’s best interest as a top priority.

Our goal

To eliminate the barriers of traditional counselling and give those in need increased access to mental health resources.

Counselling

Serenity Now Wellness is proud to offer supervision and consultation to Masters’ levels psychology students and provisional psychologists.

Provisional psychologist and experienced masters level psychology students are available at reduced rates to the public through Serenity Foundation. All students and provisional psychologists are supervised by an experienced fully registered psychologists and professional support from the Serenity team.

What’s the difference between a practicum student, registered provisional psychologist and a registered psychologist?

Trust us! You are not alone if you are confused by some of the options for therapy!

Registered Psychologists have fully completed their Master or Doctoral degrees, have completed at least 1600 supervised therapy hours, completed a licensing exam and completed an oral examination by the College of Alberta Psychologists.

Provisionally Registered Psychologists have fully completed their graduate level degrees and have had their educational credentials reviewed and approved by the College of Alberta Psychologists.

Our Provisional Psychologists who work with the Foundation:

Alex Guidotti

Megan Campbell

Master’s Level Practicum Students are psychologists-in-training, who have completed the course work of their Masters Degrees. Practicum students are required to complete a supervised practicum placement to gain valuable experience in counseling and to complete their degrees.

Our Masters level practicum students who work through the foundation:

Kate Emery

Body Work

Serenity Now Foundation is proud to offer sliding scale to those wanting body-based therapies, such as Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy (BCST), massage, or essential oil therapy.

Our bodyworkers who work through the Serenity Foundation:

Lucille Rayner