About Us

Approach

We take a client centred, strength based approach to counselling, and we work collaboratively with clients in order to establish a therapeutic alliance. The goal of this relationship is to create a place where they feel safe and comfortable exploring their inner most thoughts, feelings, fears, hopes, dreams, and goals. Our hope is for clients to be able to learn healthy new coping skills, self -care strategies, problem solving skills, and to enhance their overall wellbeing and personal growth. We offer guidance and emotional support to explore their problems and help give them the tools and insight to reach their goals and feel better emotionally, physically, and spiritually.




Therapies

We use Evidence Based Therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), where we explore the connections between thoughts, feelings, and behaviours; Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), where we help clients look for exceptions to their problems to create hope and possible solutions; Narrative Therapy (NT), where we discover client’s dead-end stories and help create different more fulfilling visions for their lives; and Family Therapy, (FT) where we discuss family relationships and how they impact clients’ functioning and interpersonal relations with others. We also use a variety of Mindfulness techniques to help the clients connect their mind and body, such as relaxation strategies- deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, etc.




Advantages

Although you may be nervous to see a psychologist, the advantages of seeking professional help are many. You don’t need to worry about upsetting your therapist; she can actively listen to your thoughts, feelings, etc and help you to sort them out. She can help you to develop insight and awareness of your thoughts and feelings, and how they relate to behaviour patterns. She can help you to discover solutions to your problems, help you enhance your coping skills, and offer acceptance, guidance, and support. Therapy takes place in a confidential, non-judgemental environment so you may find it easier than you thought to open up to your psychologist.



"Self Belief does not neccessarily ensure success, but self-disbelief assuredly spawns failure."
― Albert Bandura
"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination."
― Carl R. Rogers
"Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways"
― Sigmund Freud

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55-8106 Fraser Avenue
Fort McMurray, Alberta
T9H 0G1

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(780) 715-7211