We are a community of mental health clinicians providing excellence in service. Our team of social workers, psychologists, and clinical counsellors, focus on providing comprehensive services in our areas of expertise. As a team we are continually improving and updating our services through collaboration with university led research activities, and practicum supervision.
Green Sustainability Plan
Bluestone Therapy is committed to corporate social and environmental responsibility for the wellbeing of future generations. As a team we engage in the following activities:
- Electronic record keeping on a secure Canadian web server
- Composting and recycling of relevant materials
- Reduction of paper products, including information handouts
Sarah LaRocque Ph.D|Clinical Director
As Clinical Director, Dr. Sarah LaRocque is responsible for the DBT Program, Student Practicums, Provisional Supervision, Group Training, and the establishment of the Saskatoon office. She is currently working out of both the Cochrane and Saskatoon offices.
Sarah takes a collaborative, respectful, and strength-based approach to her therapy. She follows evidence-based practice guidelines.
AREAS OF WORK: Sarah has 25 years experience working with a wide range of mental health issues including personality disorders, depression, anxiety, dissociative disorders, and complex trauma. She has extensive experience facilitating evidence- based treatment groups, adhering to modalities such as Interpersonal Theory, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), DBT Prolonged Exposure (DBT-PE), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), sensorimotor trauma therapy, and the treatment of complex PTSD. She is experienced in facilitating long-term psychotherapy groups and is trained in group supervision.
TRAINING: Sarah provides training in group psychotherapy and is a field instructor for master and Ph.D students.
Contact Sarah: Tel: (306) 380-2164
Yuko Yoshinami, MA, R. Psych|Clinical Supervisor for Provisional Psychologists at Bluestone Therapy
Yuko is currently working in the Cochrane office and oversees the Trauma Program at this location.
Yuko is a Registered Psychologist (CAP Registration #3263) who takes a “whole person” approach, addressing issues from multiple perspectives including the mind, body and the brain (neuroscience).
AREAS OF WORK: Yuko has worked with a wide range of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and addiction, and has over 10 years of experience working with the persons with a complex presentation, primarily Borderline Personality Disorder as well as other personality disorders, various forms of dissociation, trauma, and eating disorders.
SPECIAL INTEREST AND EXPERTISE: Assessment and treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, complex/developmental trauma, and Dissociative Disorders.
Yuko is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and DBT Prolonged Exposure (DBT-PE) through Behavioral Tech, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and standard Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE). She is also a certified yoga instructor and uses yoga (trauma sensitive yoga) to prepare her clients for trauma treatment, to ensure successful trauma processing.
Yuko and the team offer individual sessions and phone coaching.
The team takes a phase-based treatment approach to the treatment of trauma, which is recommended in the guidelines presented by ISTSS (International Society of Trauma and Stress Studies) and offers various treatment modalities to address complexity of trauma.
Contact Yuko: Tel: (403) 998-6191
Taylor Muller, M.C., CCC, Registered Provisional Psychologist
Taylor is currently working at the Cochrane office. She is a Registered Provisional Psychologist and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She uses a humanistic approach in her counselling, focusing on creating a safe, collaborative environment for her clients to grow awareness throughout their journey.
Areas of Work: Taylor is currently training in the DBT program. She has experience as a general practitioner working with a diverse population of clients presenting with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, loss/grief, and relationship concerns.
Special Interest and Expertise: Assessment and counselling for individuals experiencing:
- Everyday life stressors, such as work and university,
- Difficulties with anxiety and depression,
- Relationship concerns, and
- A desire to build awareness and work on personal growth.
Contact Taylor: 587-229-8044
Monica Horsman, MC, CCC
Monica Horsman, M.C., CCC, ACTA
Canadian Certified Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Monica holds a Master of Counselling degree, she is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), and she is registered with the Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta (ACTA). She uses cognitive approaches that explore the client’s emotions, beliefs, and behaviours. Counselling is a collaborative endeavour meant to explore how clients can shift to reduce their suffering and increase their mental and emotional well-being.
Areas of Work: Monica is currently training in DBT, trauma-informed therapy, and ADHD. She has experience in individual and group counselling working with depression, anxiety, loss/grief, suicidality, attachment wounds, and relationship issues.
Special Interest and Expertise:
-Anxiety and Depression
-BPD & Complex Trauma
-Caring for individuals with Mental Health Disorders
-Everyday life stressors and choices
Contact Monica @ 403-354-1052
Kristine Saft, MA, Registered Provisional Psychologist
Kristine is currently working at the Cochrane office with both adolescents and adults. She is a Registered Provisional Psychologist. Kristine applies holistic and humanistic approaches during her therapeutic sessions. She creates an empathetic, non-judgmental, and respectful therapeutic environment. Alongside her patients, Kristine develops and tailors her therapeutic approach because she believes that every person is unique and has different needs.
AREAS OF WORK: Kristine is presently receiving training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. She has prior experience as a mental health professional conducting psychological testing and working with concurrent disorders.
SPECIAL INTEREST AND EXPERTISE: Kristine treats a wide variety of mental health issues, from daily stressors to psychological disorders, including, but not limited to, the treatment of personality disorders, Post – Traumatic Stress Disorder, trauma, mood disorders, and dissociative disorders.
Contact Kristine: Tel: (403) 978-2045
SESSION FEES for Bluestone Therapy
- Individual Therapy | $220 Per Session
- Group Therapy | $110 Per Session
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) | $250
Sliding Fee Scale for Individual Therapy and Group Therapy Based on Annual Household Income as follows:
Less than $45,000/year
- Individual Therapy $130.00/hr*
- Group Therapy $70.00*
Between $45,000 – $90,000/year
- Individual Therapy $175.00/hr
- Group Therapy $110.00
- Individual Therapy $220.00/hr
- Group Therapy $110.00