TLC Counselling and Psychological Services
Children's Therapy (11+)
Faith-based services available upon request.
Examples of issues addressed in therapy include:
- Anger and Anger Management
- Body Image
- Bipolar Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Emotional Struggles
- Personal Growth and Wellness
- Perinatal Mental Health
- Phase of Life Changes
- Suicidal Ideation
- Supportive Counselling
50-60 minute session
The fee to see our interns has been adjusted to reflect their experience and education.
Do you feel that TLC Counselling is a fit for you?
Appointments can booked online through our client portal or by calling the office.
On the portal, you can create an account and find the best date and time in our therapist schedules that works for you!
If you have any questions please contact us.
Stephanie Mang, Registered Psychologist
Hello and welcome! I am so glad you found us. Please allow me to tell you a little bit about myself…
My name is Stephanie Mang. I was born and raised in the Bonnyville area. I left for a period of time then returned a few years ago to be able to raise our children with family nearby.
My passion has always been to help people and I found counselling to be the perfect place to do just that! I have been practicing as a Registered Psychologist since 2012. In January 2019, I decided to branch out on my own and founded TLC Counselling. My goal is to give clients a safe, nonjudgmental environment that allows them the ability to explore their mental health and wellness.
Over the years, I have worked with individuals through many different phases of life from everyday struggles to mental illnesses such as depression or anxiety. I approach therapy through multiple psychological modalities including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical-Behavioural Informed Therapy, Emotional-Focused Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Psychoeducation. Depending on a client’s goals for therapy, I will tailor my approach to provide them with the necessary skills to obtain those goals. Furthermore, I am willing to incorporate faith-based aspects into therapy as requested (rest assured, I believe faith is a personal choice and will not push my personal beliefs upon any client).
Seeking therapy can be daunting task. I recognize it is important that you find a therapist that you can connect with. Please feel free to have a look around our website and if you have any additional questions do not hesitate to reach out.
Samantha Hesterman, Certified Counsellor
Hi! My name is Samantha Hesterman. I was born and raised in Ormiston, Saskatchewan. After high school I moved to Fairbanks, Alaska where I attended the University of Alaska. After graduating I moved to Alberta to be with my family. I have been living in the Bonnyville area for 4.5 years, it’s where I plan to stay and call home.
I have been providing mental health support and counselling services for over 4 years. I pride myself in providing clients with up to date research and evidence-based practices. I hold a few different registrations such as being a Professional Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, Registered Social Worker of Alberta & Saskatchewan, as well as being conditionally approved by the College of Alberta Psychologists.
I enjoy working with a variety of clients from kids and teens to older adults. Some therapy modalities I use include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Existential Therapy, Psychoeducation, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Motivation and Solution-Focused Therapy. These can be used to best help address mental health concerns. Examples of mental health concerns can range from anxiety, depression, bipolar, grief & loss, and trauma. Examples of educational topics can include maintaining health relationships, setting boundaries, effective communication, self-regulation, mindfulness, and grounding.
My goal is to provide a safe and empathic environment where clients feel comfortable and supported. Being vulnerable to explore and challenge uncomfortable thoughts takes strength and courage.
I look forward to continue supporting the Lakeland area!
Mallory Smith, Counselling Intern
Hi there, my name is Mallory Smith. I have been living in the Bonnyville area now for 4-years and this is where I plan to call home. I have been working with children and families for over 7-years and am currently approaching the end of my formal educational journey with this internship.
I have a passion for helping others to live their best and fullest life. Sometimes we all need a helping hand and comfort to guide us where we want to be – whether you are looking to improve your relationships, address mental health concerns, or make lifestyle changes. Therapy is a great step for self-growth and living a more peaceful and fulfilled life.
My goal is to provide you with a safe and empathetic environment where you feel heard and valued in your journey of self-growth.
I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
Chelsea Ault, Counselling Intern
Hello! My name is Chelsea Ault. I was born and raised in the Ottawa area, and moved to Alberta in 2010. I have recently relocated to Bonnyville with my young children to raise them in a small, welcoming community.
I am excited to be currently completing my MA in Counselling Psychology. I am an alum of the University of Ottawa where I specialized in Psychology. I am currently registered as an Associate Addictions Counsellor with the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation. I have been working in community health roles specializing in sexual violence, trauma, and addictions for over 10 years. I have studied Cognitive Behavioral Therapy under Dr. David Burns and am looking forward to expanding my knowledge.
I have a passion for helping others and for encouraging mental health. My goal is to provide a supportive, empathetic environment where clients can explore their mental health judgement free. I am LGBTQ+ allied.
We are pleased to announce that we are seeing clients in-person at the office. Video- or telephone-based appointments will still be available.
The following procedures have been put into place, as per recommended public health measures:
- Frequently touched surfaces are regularly sanitized
- Hand sanitizer and masks are available for use, should you desire
- Furniture has been arranged to allow for social distancing during session
We ask that if anyone is experiencing COVID-like symptoms or is a household close contact with someone who has COVID-19 to please contact us to reschedule or transition your appointment to a Telehealth format.
Thank you all for your understanding and we look forward to
seeing you soon!
The rate to see a psychologist or certified counsellor is $200 for a 50-minute session. Rates per session are based on the recommended fee schedule set by the Psychologists Association of Alberta.
The rate to see our Counselling Interns is $100 per 50-minute session. This rate has been adjusted to reflect their education and experience.
It is our belief that everyone deserves affordable, quality mental health services. If you are unable to afford the full rates, please speak to us. Our therapists reserve a limited portion of their caseloads to those who are unable to afford the full rate. If we are still unable to accommodate your financial situation, we can provide you a list of community resources you can look into.
Direct billing is offered in a limited capacity depending on which therapist you are seeing. Please contact the office to determine if your therapist offers direct billing.
We recommend clients touch base with their insurance to ensure that services are covered under our licensing and to determine if any coverage caps (per/session or annually) are applicable.
Interactions with our therapists are confidential and will not be released to third-party without signed consent by the client. Exceptions to confidentiality include:
• Imminent danger of harm to self and/or others.
• Provincial law requiring a psychologist who learns of, or strongly suspects, physical or sexual abuse or neglect of any person under 18 years of age to report this information to child protection services.
• A court order, issued by a judge, requiring TLC Counselling to release information contained in records and/or to testify in a court hearing.
First appointments are your opportunity to tell your story. We will ask you a variety of questions, both past and present, about things like symptoms, childhood experiences, support systems, etc. This allows us to gain an idea of what your struggles are and formulate a diagnosis, if necessary. At the end of your appointment, we typically provide some basic coping skills you can begin to utilize. Then we will discuss treatment options available to you.