Sliding-Scale Counselling Victoria

Sliding-Scale Counselling Victoria BC

Miranda L. Abild, MSc/MPhil uses her international experience as an academic, educator, and counselor to offer help which is rich in insight and perspective. In your time together, you will discuss your values, goals, and experiences and explore well-paced and value-driven tools oriented toward making your life more in-line with what is important to you.

Depending on what you are most comfortable with, we can meet either in person or online (Zoom) to begin to address the challenges you might face with regard to your mood (depression, anxiety, lack of security, etc.), in your relationships, with your gender or sexual experience, around your career, or with regard to your experience of chronic pain or illness. Additionally, lets discuss what has come up for you through your somatic work (yoga, acupuncture, massage) to help you find a place for it all. 

Sessions are focused on the information you choose to share and finding ways that empower you to move toward your goals, values or what is important to you. Sometimes this includes an examination of your history or past trauma’s, sometimes not. Sometimes this will include a review of your week, sometimes not. Therapy is as individual as the people involved. At the end of the hour, you will walk away with concrete steps designed to pull what you have learned in the therapeutic setting so that you continue to take steps in everyday in the direction you seek. 

Note: Services are not covered by insurance.

Sliding-Scale Counselling Pricing

1 Hour Session:

$90–$120 at MĀ Yoga

$60–$120 online

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your qualifications?

As an academic, I have 2 Masters degrees in Psychology with a focus on human sexuality and gender. For more information, please see my CV at thewholesomeedge.com

As a counsellor, I have worked one-on-one with people in clinics, schools, and homeless shelters for over 10 years. This translates to over 2000 hours supporting others.

As a yoga instructor, I have completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training and have spent over 200 hours in 5 studios teaching yin, yin/yang, hatha, restorative, and vinyasa classes.

What is your availability?

9 am to 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday for In-Person sessions. Sessions will be held at MA Yoga 539 Herald Street, Victoria, BC.

Online sessions are also available. If the In-Person times do not work for you, please let me know. I feel confident we can arrange something. 

How much is your rate?

I offer support on a sliding scale between $90-$120 for sessions at MĀ Yoga and $60-$120 for online sessions. What this means is that you pay what you feel you have the means for. Accessibility is important to us. If you have any questions, please ask.

Do you accept Insurance?

I am not able to accept insurance at this time. This is how I am able to offer support at the rates I do.

What are your specialties?

I offer support for those experiencing depression, anxiety, and insecurity. With the world in a heightenes state of cautions, I see more and more people struggling to cope with the stressors of everyday life. Let’s talk.

Further, I have personally managed a chronic pain condition for over 7 years. As a result, I am formally trained to offer ongoing support around adjusting to and managing chronic illness. I offer a number of tools and insights for finding well-being and peace regardless of your condition, all with the goal of finding ways to improve your quality of life.

Finally, I am well versed in issues of gender and sexuality. This means that when it comes to LGBTQIA issues, issues around sexual function, and gender identity concerns, I can offer evidence-based insight and strategies for moving forward.

*If you have questions about whether I am a good choice as a therapist for you, please feel more than free to reach out. If I am unable to support you, I am likely able to point you in the direction of someone who can.

What is your approach? What does a typical visit with you look like?

I understand that each individual I meet is unique, dynamic, and worthy of respect. As such, my approach is the same.

Our time together will start with me asking questions that will help me understand what is important to you and what you are hoping to get out of our time together. My approach is proactive. This means that we will work toward clear goals, I will share tools with you to support you in your pursuit, and there will often be homework assigned between sessions. This will help us evaluate progression and efficacy of our time together.

Operating transparently and openly is very important to me. As such, I will consistently do my best to be direct with you to ensure we are always on the same page. If I don’t know something, I will tell you and do my best to find the answer.

Why are you offering support in a yoga studio?

There are a number of reasons that people come to yoga, acupuncture, massage, etc. Many of these reasons also benefit from speaking to someone. Additionally, in somatic (physical) practices, emotional stuff can come up. I am here to help you navigate that.

What is your policy between sessions?

It is important to me that you consistently feel supported. As such, in cases of heightened emotionality or emergency, I am available via text or email. If questions come up for you with homework or what you are facing, I am happy to receive an email. I will suggest a session if the issue best suits a face to face approach.

Are you able to treat complex trauma?

At the beginning of our time together, you will complete a brief and confidential online questionnaire. This will help me to determine whether I am the best possible support for you or whether another option may not be more suitable.

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