TLC Counselling and Psychological Services
Children's Therapy (12+)
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
Psychologist or Certified Counsellor
Fees are based on the recommended fee schedule set by the Psychologists Association of Alberta
Sessions are typically 50-60 minutes
Sliding fee scale may be available (subject to therapists’ caseload capacity)
Sessions are typically 50-60 minutes
These sessions are offered by our counselling intern.
You tell us what you feel you can afford. No proof of income needed. No limit on number of sessions.
Sessions are typically 50-60 minutes
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.
Or call: 780-815-0239
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!
Chelsea Ault, Registered Provisional Psychologist
Hello! My name is Chelsea Ault. I was born and raised in the Ottawa area, and moved to Alberta in 2010. I relocated to Bonnyville with my young children to raise them in a small, welcoming community.
I am passionate about supporting mental wellness and creating strong relationships. I have worked in the mental health field in trauma and addictions as a counsellor, leader, and advocate since 2010. I specialize in treating trauma, eating disorders, and couples’ work. I work with individuals (12+) and couples to achieve their mental health and relationship goals.
I strive to provide a safe space for individuals of all cultural identities, sexual orientations, and gender expressions. I approach sessions from a client-centred framework where I believe you are the expert on your life, and you hold the power to heal within. I am here to support you with compassion to discover and learn how to implement these strengths. I am a Metis woman, 2SLGBTQ+ allied, and offer a holistic approach to mental health.
I use an eclectic approach to therapy where together we find the best approach to meet your goals. Some of the modalities I draw from are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness-based CBT, and Trauma-focused CBT. I am Certified in Dialectal Behaviour Therapy and have obtained Level 1 and 2 of Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Mallory Smith, Counselling INtern
Mallory is currently working on finishing her education requirements and obtaining licensing to practice independently. She plans to return in the Fall of 2023 to work with our ages 5+ population. Please check back for her availability!
Shannon Parker, Counselling INtern
I am Shannon Parker, an aspiring intern committed to guiding individuals toward transformative growth and healing. My journey has encompassed diverse experiences, from running a mortgage business in Bonnyville to assisting in managing my husband’s chiropractic practice. Through community service as volunteers for sports and various events, we have cultivated a deep connection with this community.
I began my professional journey in the business sector, resulting in a successful career in financial lending. However, my passion for counselling and aiding others led me to pursue higher education. I earned my psychology degree from Athabasca University, afterward venturing into a master’s program in counselling psychology at Yorkville University. This educational pursuit aims to secure registration as a psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists upon my graduation.
Throughout my university training, I have nurtured a profound interest in various therapeutic modalities, including solution-focused, cognitive-behavioural, narrative, family systems, and acceptance and commitment therapies. Additionally, I have engaged in Indigenous and women’s psychology studies, a field that will benefit the Bonnyville community and its surrounding areas.
I am eager to collaborate with you to recognize your intrinsic strengths, fostering growth and healing. Together, we will embark on a journey to explore your strengths, navigate challenges, and establish goals, co-creating solutions that drive positive and enduring change.
Your welfare and personal growth are a priority in our sessions. I am excited to embark on this transformative journey alongside you, leveraging my evolving expertise and heartfelt dedication to empower and facilitate your path to self-discovery and healing.
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 required. 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.
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.
The rate to see a psychologist or certified counsellor is $220 for a 50-minute session. Rates per session are based on the recommended fee schedule set by the Psychologists Association of Alberta.
Our Counselling Interns are offering a “pay-what-you-can” program. Fees are set by you and can vary between $10-100 depending on what you fee you can afford. No proof of income is required and number of sessions will not be capped.
It is our belief that everyone deserves affordable, quality mental health services. We know finances are tight for everyone these days, this we have recently restructured our intern program to allow for fees to be flexible. You name the price. No need to prove your income and we won’t limit the number of sessions. Our intern is closely monitored by a registered psychologist, giving you the added benefit of her knowledge too!
If you are currently seeing one of our therapists and no longer able to afford their full rate, please speak to us. Our therapists reserve a limited portion of their caseloads to those who are unable to afford the full rate.
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.