Getting Started

I’ve never been to therapy. What can I expect?
At Shift, our therapy teaches you a framework of thought and reprocesses blocks with a specific technique. To start off, we do a super detailed interview, f...
Tue, 11 Feb, 2020 at 12:21 PM
Can you give me strategies to help me cope with my (insert issue here)?
No, not off the bat anyways. Wait- before you get all frustrated let us explain why. Strategies are employed by the thinking brain but when we are activated...
Tue, 11 Feb, 2020 at 12:22 PM
You have a standardized approach. Wouldn’t a customized one be better for me?
A standardized approach means we provide a strong and predictive framework . The content is always customized because you provide it. But think about it lik...
Tue, 11 Feb, 2020 at 12:22 PM
How will I know if my therapist will be a good fit for me?
Feel free to check out their videos and profile beforehand, but be reassured by a couple of other unique things: Our Shift Concierge can also answer any que...
Tue, 11 Feb, 2020 at 12:23 PM
Therapy is expensive! What if my benefits won’t cover all of it?
You’re completely right- it is expensive. It’s also got a huge ROI because your mind is the foundation of every other aspect of your life. Relationship qual...
Tue, 11 Feb, 2020 at 12:23 PM
What if I just need someone to talk to? Or if I need advice about a problem?
Each session starts with a check-in where we do chat about what’s been going on for you- both good and bad- but rarely do we have whole session chats. That’...
Tue, 11 Feb, 2020 at 12:24 PM
Can my partner and I see the same clinician?
Nope. Same goes for children, business partners and close family members. It can impair our objectivity and creates challenges for confidentiality, which is...
Tue, 11 Feb, 2020 at 12:24 PM
How long will my therapy take?
As much as we’d like to be able to throw down an answer, that would be like knowing how long it will take you to train your new puppy, lose your freshman fi...
Tue, 11 Feb, 2020 at 12:25 PM
What’s the difference between a provisional psychologist and a registered psychologist?
In Alberta, the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) is the regulatory body for the profession of psychology. Their requirements to become a registered ps...
Tue, 3 Mar, 2020 at 4:26 PM