Fresh Hope Counselling, R. Psych, RSW, MSW

Fresh Hope Counselling View Specialties

  • Registered Psychologists and Master's Level Social Workers
  • 17321 - 108 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T5S 1G2
  • Phone: (780) 487-3456
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  • Session Fees: $180.00 per session/hour with Reg. Psychologist or $150.00 per session/hour with RSW/MSW Therapist
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Email, Phone, IM, Webcam

Fresh Hope Counselling -- A Place for Help, Healing and Hope 
How can we help?
Fresh Hope Counselling has two locations now -- one in the West End of Edmonton and one on the South Side.  Whether you are going through a crisis or just wanting to work through some issues that are impacting your quality of life Fresh Hope Counselling is here to help. We offer a variety of counselling techniques, including:
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy)
  • Couples Counselling, including EMFT
  • Family Counselling
  • Christian Counselling
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy)

WHO Can Help?
Beth Murray is a giver of hope!  She is a Registered Psychologist in the Province of Alberta and the founder of Fresh Hope Counselling.  She has actively been working in the field of counselling since 1998 and brings experience in counselling through private practice, community agencies, churches and an inpatient setting.  She brings a wealth of clinical, personal and pastoral experience to her practice.  Beth is trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing; a scientific based trauma recovery therapy -- she is a Level II trained therapist) and belongs to the Psychologists' Association of Alberta, the Canadian Psychological Association, Psychological Association of Alberta, Eating Disorders Referral Network and is a resource for Focus on the Family Canada and Focus on the Family's Clergy Care Network. 
Beth Murray specializes in:
  1. Eating Disorders -- orthorexia, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and EDNOS
  2. Chronic Pain
  3. Depression and Anxiety
  4. Faith Issues/Spiritual Concerns 
Beth Murray is experienced in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) skills training and uses a holistic approach to healing. She believes in treating the whole person -- through the integration of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual components.   Most recently, Beth Murray has completed the Post-Graduate Certificate in Pain Management through the University of Alberta's Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. Pain certificate courses can be used towards credentialing through the Canadian Academy of Pain Management (CAPM). Beth Murray has expanded into working with issues of chronic pain over the past six years and has a vision to assist clients who suffer from chronic pain in learning how to manage pain in ways that allow a person to maintain, and achieve the best possible quality of life.  
 Sherri Farbin is a Registered Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist. Her former life as a teacher gives her a wealth of insight and experience with families and the education system. She fits in well with our team at Fresh Hope as she is also a true believer in the power and essential nature of hope. She brings a genuine love for helping people become whole, healed and free. Sherri is experienced in working with clients age 14 and up & connects well with teens, couples & families. She is also gifted in helping people work through issues from their past. Sherri has a personal faith background that enables her to provide support and faith based counselling to those who are wanting their faith/spirituality included in the sessions. Sherri approaches counselling with a variety of therapeutic approaches including solution focused, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), emotion-focused therapy, the Gottman method, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and family systems therapies.  Sherri specializes in:
  1. Mood disorders
  2. Self-esteem/confidence
  3. Grief and loss 
  4. Relationship issues and marital conflict.

Sherri is a life-long learner and has taken additional training to keep her current and aware of new and helpful skills, including EMDR! As a therapist, Sherri is proficient in helping clients deal with work related stress/workplace challenges, as well as teaching about boundaries and how to implement them. She has also worked with various addictions and helps clients with anger management. 
Cathy Murray is a Registered Clinical Social Worker, RSW, MSW and Master's Level Therapist. She has a passion for working with people to help them work through various struggles and become all they are intended to be. Cathy has worked in hospitals, community health clinics, mental health agencies, and schools. Cathy has completed her Level 2 EMDR training and has become an approved provider with Veteran’s Affairs (VA). She has also completed training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFT).
For decades, Cathy has served as a Mental Health Therapist working with children, adolescents, adults and families.  Her wealth of counselling experience gives her an ability to help clients with a breadth of problems including mood disorders (especially depression and anxiety), developmental delays, learning disabilities and attachment issues.
Cathy's areas of specialization include:
  1. Conflict Resolution/Anger Management
  2. Grief & Loss
  3. Family Violence and Abuse Recovery 
  4. Developmental Issues

Cathy’s experience makes her a caring therapist who works to further the health and well-being of all her clients. She is skilled in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy), trauma therapy, attachment theory, play therapy and sand tray.  Cathy provides clients with safe space to gain insight, make decisions and access their inner creativity, joy, hope and resourcefulness. She does this by using humour, art, music, role playing, and sand tray.
Heidi Marchand is a Registered Psychologist who works out of our South Side Office to help individuals, couples and families work through transition, struggles, conflicts and grief. Heidi has worked as a Registered Psychologist since 2004, serving in Mental Health Clinics, a private Christian Counselling Agency, hospital settings including the University of Alberta Stollery Hospital and the Grey Nuns Learning and Development Clinic, and private practice.  Most recently, Heidi completed her training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and has been able to implement this very effective therapy into her practice. In her years of experience, Heidi has become skilled in working with young children, ‘tweens, adolescents and adults. She enjoys working with individuals, couples and families, and strives to help relationships move toward improved health and well-being.  Areas of specialization include:
  1. Attachment Disorder
  2. Personality Disorders
  3. Couples and Family Therapy
  4. Bi-polar Disorder 
Heidi’s experience also includes mood disorders, Asperger’s, grief, OCD, ODD, self-harm, and impulse control. She comes from a family systems perspective and employs sand tray/play therapy, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and SFBT (solution focused brief therapy). She is also an excellent Christian Counsellor for those looking for a faith perspective in their counselling. Heidi believes that the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of therapy. 
Dr. Cath Thorlakson is a Registered Psychologist, Ph.D who has a heart for couples and families challenged by addictions, developmental disorders and other struggles.Cath's experience spans over 28 years in pastoral ministry, camp work & clinical counselling, Addictions & Mental Health for Alberta Health Services, and now private practice. Her experience covers many issues like domestic violence, relationships, family therapy, anxiety, depression, healthy living & life skills, and Christian counselling for persons of faith.
Cath holds a PhD in Educational Psychology and loves to teach, lead support groups and counsel clients. She is registered as a Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists, and a member in good standing with the American Psychological Association and the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta. Cath holds a certificate in Clinical Interventions in Trauma from the Justice Institute of BC.
Some areas of specialization include:
  1. ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder -- and how these impact the individual and the family
  2. Addictions (activity addictions like gambling and shopping & substance abuses like alcohol & drugs)
  3. Parenting
  4. Domestic Violence   

Why choose Fresh Hope Counselling? We offer a wealth of experience in counselling and bringing hope in a compassionate way. Clients comment that our therapists are easy to talk to and they form a strong therapeutic alliance with them, which is one of the biggest predictors of success in counselling. They believe in actively assisting their clients to identify their pressing issues, work through them as quickly and effectively as possible, increasing motivation and willingness to change, and supporting them in a helpful manner.
 Rates: At Fresh Hope Counselling we still believe that an hour has 60 minutes so our rates are based on that, or as close to it as possible. (Many Psychologists/Therapists have gone to a '50 minute hour.')Our Registered Psychologists are $180.00 per one hour session, which is a discounted rate from the Psychologists' Association of Alberta's recommended fee schedule of $200.00 per 50 minute session. Our RSW/MSW Master's Level Therapist is $150.00 per one hour session. **Please check with your extended health benefits to ensure what your coverage is. We are able to direct bill some extended health plans for your convenience.
Contact our office for details. 
Fresh Hope Counselling
West Edmonton Office  - 17321 108 Avenue NW
South Edmonton Office - #123, 9920 63 Ave NW (Sentinel Business Centre)
Phone: 780.487.3456
Toll Free: 1.866.801.5118
Fax: 1.877.389.6719

Fresh Hope Counselling Reaches

Edmonton AB