Paige Gryba Counselling Services Inc.
Unlock Your Full Potential.
Paige Gryba Counselling Services provides therapy services, Mutual Family Assessments for adopting families, professional development opportunities, and meaningful training and workshops. Paige also creates mentoring formats for therapists who are interested in 1:1 or small group discussions.
Learning is a continuous process. As human beings, we are constantly developing and growing. Our innate desire to move forward, meet challenges, and achieve our potential is one of our greatest gifts. Paige sees therapy as a way for people of all ages to explore that innate desire and meet individual goals in an environment that is supportive, creative, and above all, safe.
Bessel van der Kolk, MD, a world renowned expert in trauma and healing notes that “Our job as therapists is to make it as safe as we can for people to meet their internal world.” Consistent with current research in the field, Paige believes strongly that safety and comfort with your therapist are key elements in the success of therapy, regardless of the model or technique used.
Whether you are embarking on a personal or professional journey of learning, Paige Gryba Counselling Services will help you find the resources you need to achieve your goals.
Feel free to browse the website to learn more about these services, or contact Paige for further information.
Paige Gryba, M.Ed. (Psy), Registered Psychologist (SK)#329, is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Paige has been in practice for 30 years. Paige’s therapeutic orientation starts with a client-centred focus in which she blends a variety of models to suit the unique needs of each client’s situation. She has extensive training in Somatic Experiencing, Family Systems, Play Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, as well as the Narrative and Brief Solution Focussed models. Paige studied Mindfulness Meditation for children and CBT treatment for children with obsessive compulsive disorder.
Paige’s specialties include: working with children and adults who have suffered trauma; treatment for anxiety and depression; life transitions; parenting; and family issues.
Paige’s fees for counselling as of January 1/22: $150/hour
In-person counselling is available for children, adults, couples, and families.
If you are unable to attent in person, teletherapy is available over the phone or virtually
Mentoring, consultations, and professional development workshops are available.
Notice For New Clients:
Paige is currently not accepting any new clients until the fall of 2022. Please check back then!
Paige Gryba Counselling Services, Inc.
201-3337b 8th Street East,
Saskatoon, SK S7H 4K1
Phone or Text: 306-914-1692
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I contact you?
You may contact me by calling or texting: 306-914-1692 or email me at my secure Hushmail email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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What happens when I contact you?
I will return your call, text, or email. If we decide that we are a good match, and if I am taking new clients or if I am accepting clients onto my waiting list, I will send you, by email, some forms to fill out and send back to me via email.
When I have an appointment available, I will contact you. If your child is the client, I will meet with both parents first.
How does a wait list work?
If I am accepting clients onto a wait list, I arrange them in the order in which they contacted me. As I have openings available, I will contact the first person on my wait list to see if they want an appointment. If they are unable to meet or have found another counsellor, I will go to the second person on my list, and so on.
Where are you located?
I am in office 201 in building 3337b, 8th Street East. It is a two-story building that sits right behind the 7-11 on the corner of 8th Street and Acadia Avenue. There is free parking on the west and south sides of the building.
When you make an appointment, I will give you the code to access the second floor.
What are your fees?
Currently, I charge $150/hour for all counselling and professional mentoring/consultation appointments. Fees for Mutual Family Assessments are $4000.00 plus associated expenses. Workshops and training sessions are $200/hour.
How do I pay for appointments?
You may pay by credit card, e transfer or cash. I use a practice management system called “JANE” and you will have an account on Jane wherein you can pay by credit card directly. I can explain payment in more detail when we meet. You will receive a receipt for your payments.
Do you direct bill?
I direct bill the following: NIHB, STEPPP, Victims’ Services (BC and SK), and the Ministry of Social Services IF this has been pre-arranged.
If you have an insurance company that accepts the services of a Registered Psychologist, then you will pay me directly, I will provide you with a receipt, and you may submit the receipt to your insurance company.
What if I miss an appointment?
24 hours notice is required to cancel or change an appointment. If you do not provide 24 hours’ notice, then you will be charged the full fee for the appointment.
Obviously, if you or your child wakes up sick on the day of your appointment, I will make exceptions to the 24 hour rule. You may still be charged a partial fee.
Do you provide diagnoses for conditions such as ADHD or autism, or psycho-educational assessments?
No. Those services are provided by Registered Psychologists with Authorized Practice Endorsement. Check the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists website for psychologists with APE.
What are my rights and responsibilities as a client?
If you realize that you are not comfortable with your psychologist for any reason, you have the right to request a referral. Similarly, psychologists have the right to ask that your care be transferred if they are uncomfortable or realize that they are not the best psychologist for you. This may occur if your psychologist believes that their personal values, reactions, or experiences will interfere with their ability to provide you with the best possible care. It may also occur if your psychologist realizes that their professional experience and knowledge are not the best match for your needs.
If you feel emotionally distressed or have thoughts of hurting yourself or others outside the therapy session, you have the responsibility to call:
- Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Services 306-933-6200
- Kids Help Line 1-800-668-6868 OR
- 911 or a supportive person in your life you can ask to help keep everyone safe
What are mutual family assessments?
As an Independent Adoption Practitioner certified by the Ministry of Social Services (SK), I provide Mutual Family Assessment (MFA) reports for prospective adopting families in Saskatchewan. MFAs are a requirement for all adopting families in Saskatchewan. The process involves identifying strengths and needs related to the family’s past and current functioning, completing the 9 PRIDE modules provided by the Ministry, and collecting various documentation.
As part of the MFA process, I provide families with support and information about issues relevant to adoption, including attachment, grief, dealing with trauma, and cultural adjustment.
If you are embarking on a journey to parenthood through international or private adoption, contact Paige Gryba Counselling Services for more information about the Mutual Family Assessment process and related fees.
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