Registered Psychologist                                                                   

Owner and Operator of Core Elements Counselling and Holistic Health                             Currently Not Accepting New Clients

Specializing in Relationships, Couples, Family Therapy & Equine Facilitated Wellness                        Contact for Waitlist Details


Note: Sunlife and Manulife insurance plans do not allow direct billing from Psychologists. All claims for these insurance companies will require to be paid in full and submitted for reimbursement by the client.

Alicia Hinger is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP). She brings over 20 years of experience to the field of clinical assessment and counselling. Alicia’s career started out in the forensic field and she continues to work in this field part-time. She completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in 1995 and then went onto complete her Masters Degree in Professional Counseling (Counselling psychology) in 1998. She began her work in private practice that same year and has maintained this practice ever since. In addition, she has worked for the Solicitor General, Correctional Services, National Parole Board, Community Corrections and Alberta Child and Family Services providing assessment, individual, family and group therapy. Although many of her contracts have been focused on Assessment (Addictions, Parenting, At-Risk or High-Risk behaviours, Personality etc), her clinical interests have always remained “Systems” oriented, heavily rooted in Attachment theory. She brings her knowledge of this theory to counselling through the use of thorough assessment (including primary attachment relationships) and the creation of a truly individualized treatment plan for each couple (or individual) she works with. In addition to her many years of clinical/assessment work and training, she also utilizes the Gottman method for couples (level II), Emotions Focused Therapy (EFT) by Les Greenberg and Susan Johnson and is currently under supervision (after completing the training) by the founder of the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Counselling (PACT), Stan Tatkin. She maintains regular contact with her consultation group and travels to Los Angeles four times a year to meet with Mr. Stan Tatkin in person to review her work. Although this is above and beyond the requirements of her regulatory body (the College of Alberta Psychologists) she feels it is of utmost importance to maintain the highest standards of continued learning, consultation and service for her clients here in Southern Alberta. The PACT approach provides a sound framework for the integration of other theories and interventions. PACT is heavily rooted in Attachment theory, developmental, neuroscience, psychobiological regulatory systems (including the neuroendocrine systems) and therapeutic enactment. It is developing into one of the most popular and effective means for working with couples.


Major Practice Proficiencies

  • Individual Counseling

  • Marriage and Family

  • Consultation

  • Health and Wellness

  • DSM-IV-TR Diagnosis & Treatment

Marriage and Family Counselling

  • Co-parenting

  • Communication Between Spouses

  • Family Conflicts, Resolving

  • Family of Origin Issues

  • Infidelity and Adultery

  • Love and Intimacy

  • Marriage and Couples Counseling

  • Mixed / Blended Families

  • Parenting Issues and Approaches

  • Pre-marital Counseling

  • Separation


$200/ hour session 

$2600 for couple intensive (two and a half days which will be around 13 hours with one on one time with Alicia) (contact for more details

$20 per online Webinar (3--40 minutes of pre-recorded video) 

$200 for master class session (which is over 10 hours of pre-recorded video) 

$60 per hour for weekly group session 

$ varies for in-person workshops (couple, individuals, and youth) 

Session available in-person, Telehealth, or video.

Other Specializations

  • Abandonment

  • Aggression / Hostility

  • Anxiety / Worry

  • Control

  • Identity

  • Transitions Counselling

  • Trust / Mistrust

Therapies Used

  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

  • Family Attachment

  • Gottman Model

  • Systems Therapy

  • Psychobiological Approach To Couples Therapy (PACT)

  • Mindful Practices

  • Equine-Assisted Therapy