Counselling Therapy - Empowered U

As a mindfulness-based therapist, I utilize a variety of tools and therapies that encourage clients to become more curious about who they are, what circumstances, experiences and histories have birthed the current issue/reality, and what else might be possible. I currently work with individuals age 16+ and my work with minors is focused on trauma (see below), anxiety, sports, and performance.

Mindfulness/ Somatic based therapy may also be referred to as a sort of courageous presence whereby we compassionately meet ourselves, in our bodies staying connected to our experience with the support of a non-judgmental therapist.

In order to better support my clients, I utilize a variety of trauma-informed practices and therapeutic modalities including:

  • Integrated Somatic Therapy & Somatic Stress Release
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) parts work integration
  • Psychedelic Assisted Therapy (currently offering integration and advocacy for Special Access Program through Health Canada for safe and legal access)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT skills)
  • Compassion Focussed Therapy
  • Attachment focused therapies
  • Yoga and mindfulness
  • Mindfulness Based Psycho-Education. Click here for more info.

Areas of Practice include

  • Trauma ( Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD; Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder C-PTSD; Adverse Childhood Experiences; Sports related trauma disorders in competitive athletes from injury, lost movements, abuse, and performance pressures, Medical Trauma)
  • Acute and Chronic Stress (Life transitions, separations, loss, caregiver burn-out, Grind culture)
  • Existential Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Chronic Pain and Illness
  • Grief

As a Registered Psychologist my fees follow the current recommended guidelines of the Psychology Association of Alberta (PAA). Counselling fees are $220/50min, $330/80Min session, and $440/2HR session. The longer sessions are often preferred for couples sessions and EMDR processing. I am an approved NIHB provider and I currently direct bill through Alberta Blue Cross and Medavie. Please consult your insurance plan for information on coverage .

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