About Sano State Taylored Psychology (SST)
SST was created in 2020 by Kayla Taylor and Blake Ausmus to offer therapeutic services to individuals across the life span. Kayla and Blake were forerunners in the province of Alberta in the field of Neurofeedback (NF) Therapy and had a vision of becoming the leading company in Neurofeedback Therapy and counselling, with clinics operating nationally and internationally.
Blake and Kayla initially met in 2018 as psychologists and colleagues expanding their knowledge and skills in NF Therapy. At the time, they both worked in different private practices and were excited to be offering this therapeutic technique to their respective clientele. Kayla and Blake continued on separately for nearly two years. In 2019, they reconnected at a time when they each had their own private psychology practices: Blake owned and operated Sano State Health Clinic and Kayla owned and operated Taylored Psychological Services. In 2020, they decided to partner and create a new, merged, company called Sano State Taylored Psychology Inc.
SST will be a leader in the field of Neurofeedback Therapy and Counselling within Canada and Internationally. The company is unique in that it utilizes best practices in psychological practice as well as cutting-edge technologies to help obtain client goals, including but not limited to, Neurofeedback therapy, virtual reality, and other forms of biofeedback.
As a company, and within our clinics, we strive for excellence in psychological treatment. We are committed to providing professional, caring, non-judgmental, and innovative (yet research-based) services within the field of psychology. We aim to be holistic in our approach, recognizing the intricate connection between mind and body and, therefore, how mental and physical health are fundamentally supportive of one another. We are also process- and outcome-focused, meaning that we hold in high regard not only the goals for therapy but also providing an empathic and safe space in the process in order to optimally achieve those goals.
We provide 4 main areas of client care at our clinics: 1) Neurofeedback Therapy, 2) Biofeedback and Virtual Reality, 3) Counselling, and 4) Psychoeducational Assessments.
Our Philosophy & Values
SST is client-centered and integrative in our approach. We believe that each person is unique and we value their tendency toward growth and/or healing. Instead of pre-set protocols for each person, we offer a tailored approach to each individual utilizing a variety of methods and modalities. We have several core values within the company. These are a reflection of the people within the company (and contribute to the positive workplace culture at SST) as well as our commitment to our clients.
- Striving to provide the best psychological service possible (through engaging in best-practices & research-focused approaches)
- Commitment to ongoing learning and improving our practices, where possible
- Authenticity and Compassion
- Bringing a warm, kind, and caring demeanor
- Providing a non-judgmental and safe space
- Engaging in a high level of professionalism and honesty
- Committed to our work and what we do
- Engaging in an open-minded approach, allowing for creativity and flexibility
- Utilizing new knowledge by putting it into practice
- Contributing to a supportive environment of gratitude and happiness
- Engaging in cooperation, respect, and encouragement of others