Somatic Therapists in Airdrie, AB

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Jennifer Primmer
Counsellor, PhD, MPCC, RPC, CT, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Airdrie, AB T4B
I also regularly use mindfulness & somatic based techniques.
I provide individual and couples counselling to members of the public, first responders, healthcare providers, & other therapists. I specialize in working with PTSD, trauma, & Alexithymia. I also work with a range of other concerns, including, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress, & grief. I take an integrative & trauma-informed approach to treatment because I believe that healing fundamentally involves working both with the mind & the manifestation of emotional experiences stored in the body. Everyone has a unique path to healing & processing – my approach will help you feel safe & empowered as you begin this journey.
I also regularly use mindfulness & somatic based techniques.
I provide individual and couples counselling to members of the public, first responders, healthcare providers, & other therapists. I specialize in working with PTSD, trauma, & Alexithymia. I also work with a range of other concerns, including, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress, & grief. I take an integrative & trauma-informed approach to treatment because I believe that healing fundamentally involves working both with the mind & the manifestation of emotional experiences stored in the body. Everyone has a unique path to healing & processing – my approach will help you feel safe & empowered as you begin this journey.
(587) 803-3258 View (587) 803-3258
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Arin Clarke
Counsellor, BHSc, MCPAT, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Airdrie, AB T4A  (Online Only)
Hey, I’m Arin! I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor with a dual Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and Art Therapy. This means I am trained to work with traditional talk therapy in combination with creative arts-based interventions. My approach is casual and authentic, and I find deep meaning in the work I do with my clients. I mostly work with somatic, arts-based and feminist philosophies in order to help you integrate and rediscover personal strength in the face of adversity.
Hey, I’m Arin! I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor with a dual Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and Art Therapy. This means I am trained to work with traditional talk therapy in combination with creative arts-based interventions. My approach is casual and authentic, and I find deep meaning in the work I do with my clients. I mostly work with somatic, arts-based and feminist philosophies in order to help you integrate and rediscover personal strength in the face of adversity.
(587) 742-1247 View (587) 742-1247
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Shay Swan
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MEd
Verified Verified
Airdrie, AB T4A
Waitlist for new clients
I use elements of emotion, somatic and cognitive focused therapies to support clients in their healing journey, including gender diverse folks and Autistic adults.
Welcome! My name is Shay, and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with 11 years of experience in the mental health field. I offer online and in-person service. Perhaps you have been feeling overwhelmed, or wanting to heal from a trauma. Maybe you are exploring your gender or sexual identity, and are looking for a safe place to explore that. Or maybe you're a neurodivergent individual seeking a space that understands that you aren't broken, but that your mind works differently. I believe that each individual is the expert on their own experience, and strive to create a compassionate space to explore your concerns.
I use elements of emotion, somatic and cognitive focused therapies to support clients in their healing journey, including gender diverse folks and Autistic adults.
Welcome! My name is Shay, and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with 11 years of experience in the mental health field. I offer online and in-person service. Perhaps you have been feeling overwhelmed, or wanting to heal from a trauma. Maybe you are exploring your gender or sexual identity, and are looking for a safe place to explore that. Or maybe you're a neurodivergent individual seeking a space that understands that you aren't broken, but that your mind works differently. I believe that each individual is the expert on their own experience, and strive to create a compassionate space to explore your concerns.
(587) 805-0639 View (587) 805-0639
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Jacquelyn Salisbury
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Airdrie, AB T4A  (Online Only)
I incorporate a variety of therapies, including emotionally focused therapy, somatic experiencing, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy to access and heal unresolved hurts and let go of shame.
I offer virtual sessions to all Alberta residents! When clients come to therapy, I think what so many are searching for is hope. Hope that change is possible and that things won't be like this forever. Whether you are navigating grief, life transitions, divorce, depression, anxiety, trauma, past emotional neglect, dysfunctional family dynamics, relationship conflict, parenting challenges or a general feeling of dissatisfaction and emptiness in your life, my goal is to help you connect to hope and recognize that things do improve. I aim to be a lifeline for you as you face vulnerabilities, strong emotions and difficult obstacles.
I incorporate a variety of therapies, including emotionally focused therapy, somatic experiencing, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy to access and heal unresolved hurts and let go of shame.
I offer virtual sessions to all Alberta residents! When clients come to therapy, I think what so many are searching for is hope. Hope that change is possible and that things won't be like this forever. Whether you are navigating grief, life transitions, divorce, depression, anxiety, trauma, past emotional neglect, dysfunctional family dynamics, relationship conflict, parenting challenges or a general feeling of dissatisfaction and emptiness in your life, my goal is to help you connect to hope and recognize that things do improve. I aim to be a lifeline for you as you face vulnerabilities, strong emotions and difficult obstacles.
(587) 806-3533 View (587) 806-3533
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Diana Izard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Airdrie, AB T4B
Welcome to Bumbleberry Counselling! A place to rest, connect and gain the insight and clarity you are looking for to improve your relationship with yourself or others. I offer counselling for adults, teens and families. Getting in touch with your feelings might seem stressful but it doesn't have to be that way. You don't have to be alone with self-doubt, anger, fear or shame anymore.
Welcome to Bumbleberry Counselling! A place to rest, connect and gain the insight and clarity you are looking for to improve your relationship with yourself or others. I offer counselling for adults, teens and families. Getting in touch with your feelings might seem stressful but it doesn't have to be that way. You don't have to be alone with self-doubt, anger, fear or shame anymore.
(587) 603-5947 View (587) 603-5947
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Robert Phillips
Registered Professional Counsellor - Candidate, RPC-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Airdrie, AB T4B  (Online Only)
Hi there, My online practice is committed to providing support to individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, addiction, grief and loss, life transitions, and conflict management. I believe in providing an environment of encouragement and understanding. My therapeutic framework is person-centered and strength-based, meaning that I recognize each unique individual as the expert of their own lived experiences.
Hi there, My online practice is committed to providing support to individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, addiction, grief and loss, life transitions, and conflict management. I believe in providing an environment of encouragement and understanding. My therapeutic framework is person-centered and strength-based, meaning that I recognize each unique individual as the expert of their own lived experiences.
(587) 320-3416 View (587) 320-3416
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Michelle Neustaedter Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, CCC, RP (q), RPP
Verified Verified
Airdrie, AB T4A
Do you desire real change? Not just temporary shifts or crisis management? Ready to be free of stress, anxiety, or depression due to trauma? It is our goal to equip, empower, and inspire you. Our work together will energize, rejuvenate, and enhance your life. The things we think about impact how we function overall. Research suggests that 87-95% of physical and mental illnesses come from our thought life. Core beliefs and trauma in the unconscious root our thinking and behaviours. Until we make the unconscious conscious we continue to repeat patterns and can feel stuck. Unlock the unconscious with our mindfulness program.
Do you desire real change? Not just temporary shifts or crisis management? Ready to be free of stress, anxiety, or depression due to trauma? It is our goal to equip, empower, and inspire you. Our work together will energize, rejuvenate, and enhance your life. The things we think about impact how we function overall. Research suggests that 87-95% of physical and mental illnesses come from our thought life. Core beliefs and trauma in the unconscious root our thinking and behaviours. Until we make the unconscious conscious we continue to repeat patterns and can feel stuck. Unlock the unconscious with our mindfulness program.
(403) 800-1186 View (403) 800-1186
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Brandi Rosgen
Counsellor, BEd, ACCH, MACP
Verified Verified
Airdrie, AB T4B
If you're having trouble getting ahead of your thoughts, emotions, or behaviours know that relief is possible, and success can be made inevitable. Thriving is about HAPPINESS and PEACE, and not just about relieving DEPRESSION, ANXIETY or RELATIONSHIP STRUGGLES. True change is maintainable and sustainable. It is not that you can't handle what life presents, it is that you need to learn how to not only create relief, effectively and efficiently, but learn how to create, sustain, and maintain happiness and peace. The goal is not less depression, anxiety, or less struggle in a relationship. The goal is to THRIVE.
If you're having trouble getting ahead of your thoughts, emotions, or behaviours know that relief is possible, and success can be made inevitable. Thriving is about HAPPINESS and PEACE, and not just about relieving DEPRESSION, ANXIETY or RELATIONSHIP STRUGGLES. True change is maintainable and sustainable. It is not that you can't handle what life presents, it is that you need to learn how to not only create relief, effectively and efficiently, but learn how to create, sustain, and maintain happiness and peace. The goal is not less depression, anxiety, or less struggle in a relationship. The goal is to THRIVE.
(587) 847-3444 View (587) 847-3444
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Sandra Kliewer
Counsellor, RTC, CTP, CAIMPH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Airdrie, AB T4B
Anyone who is not experiencing fullness and freedom like they were created to! Someone who wants more and is unsatisfied with just getting by or surviving and wants to live fully alive and free. They are ready to do whatever it takes to meet their goals and be the best version of themselves.
Anyone who is not experiencing fullness and freedom like they were created to! Someone who wants more and is unsatisfied with just getting by or surviving and wants to live fully alive and free. They are ready to do whatever it takes to meet their goals and be the best version of themselves.
(587) 412-2967 View (587) 412-2967
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Jane Allison Fix
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Airdrie, AB T4B
I am passionate about connecting and engaging with both individuals and couples. I have extensive experience working with first responders and their loved ones, drawing from my expertise in their unique work conditions, stresses, and trauma faced in public safety roles. I'm attuned to their reactions to such pressures and am skilled in interventions for managing distress, insomnia, complex relationships, and trauma symptoms.
I am passionate about connecting and engaging with both individuals and couples. I have extensive experience working with first responders and their loved ones, drawing from my expertise in their unique work conditions, stresses, and trauma faced in public safety roles. I'm attuned to their reactions to such pressures and am skilled in interventions for managing distress, insomnia, complex relationships, and trauma symptoms.
(587) 604-0450 View (587) 604-0450
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Cassandra Wilkes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Airdrie, AB T4B
Struggling with our mental health and addictions can feel like drowning in unseen waves; the waves of grief, anxiety, anger, fear, trauma, relational concerns, transitions, or self-worth. We try to soothe ourselves by acting out on ourselves, and others or engaging in behaviours that harm us and those we love. I believe that we can hold fragility and resilience, courage and fear, uncertainty and hope. You can begin the process of rebuilding and reclaiming all while staying afloat. I'll hold space for your story, where you can begin to see those waves coming and not get pulled under but rather negotiate them with resounding courage.
Struggling with our mental health and addictions can feel like drowning in unseen waves; the waves of grief, anxiety, anger, fear, trauma, relational concerns, transitions, or self-worth. We try to soothe ourselves by acting out on ourselves, and others or engaging in behaviours that harm us and those we love. I believe that we can hold fragility and resilience, courage and fear, uncertainty and hope. You can begin the process of rebuilding and reclaiming all while staying afloat. I'll hold space for your story, where you can begin to see those waves coming and not get pulled under but rather negotiate them with resounding courage.
(825) 305-4672 View (825) 305-4672
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Grit Psychology & Counselling
Psychologist, MACP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Airdrie, AB T4B
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, stress or relationship problems? Do you feel discouraged, stuck, unsatisfied with yourself or life in general? Would you like to feel happier, content, satisfied, and less stressed all the time?
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, stress or relationship problems? Do you feel discouraged, stuck, unsatisfied with yourself or life in general? Would you like to feel happier, content, satisfied, and less stressed all the time?
(587) 602-0975 View (587) 602-0975
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Airdrie, AB T4A  (Online Only)
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
(587) 317-0790 View (587) 317-0790
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Jennifer Dawn Watts
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Airdrie, AB T4B
I am the owner of Living Well Counselling Services and have over 15 years experience helping people to transform their lives. I offer a free 20 minute consultation and enjoy working with clients that need help with anxiety, mild to moderate depression, emotional abuse, burnout, time management, perfectionism, over-responsibility, sensitivity and relationship concerns. Additionally I specialize in helping adult children deal with unhealthy families and make positive changes. Too often people cycle back into problems, fearing therapy didn't really help. I work to assist you in healing problems at the root.
I am the owner of Living Well Counselling Services and have over 15 years experience helping people to transform their lives. I offer a free 20 minute consultation and enjoy working with clients that need help with anxiety, mild to moderate depression, emotional abuse, burnout, time management, perfectionism, over-responsibility, sensitivity and relationship concerns. Additionally I specialize in helping adult children deal with unhealthy families and make positive changes. Too often people cycle back into problems, fearing therapy didn't really help. I work to assist you in healing problems at the root.
(587) 816-0731 View (587) 816-0731
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Sarah Elton
Psychologist, MA, ART, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Airdrie, AB T4A
Are you tired of trying to manage your anxiety and/or depression on your own and ready to get some support and healing? Would you like some help navigating decision-making in your relationship or looking to heal from past trauma? As an experienced Registered Psychologist, I am passionate about creating authentic connection and a safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore relationships, trauma and your mental health. Therapy should be a sacred space where you can be your full self and share freely. We'll work together as a team to build skills to improve your mental wellness and nurture or change your close relationships.
Are you tired of trying to manage your anxiety and/or depression on your own and ready to get some support and healing? Would you like some help navigating decision-making in your relationship or looking to heal from past trauma? As an experienced Registered Psychologist, I am passionate about creating authentic connection and a safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore relationships, trauma and your mental health. Therapy should be a sacred space where you can be your full self and share freely. We'll work together as a team to build skills to improve your mental wellness and nurture or change your close relationships.
(587) 907-4975 View (587) 907-4975
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Vicky Roubekas
Psychologist, MACP, RPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Airdrie, AB T4A
You can't remember the last time you were able to relax. Your mind is constantly racing with judgmental and negative thoughts about yourself and your life. All you want is to feel happy, but you don't feel good enough. People who should have been safe have hurt you and let you down, leaving you scared to open up and trust. You find yourself crying at the drop of a hat for no explainable reason, which leads you to feel more isolated and alone - disconnected from everyone. You're unsure if therapy can help, but are willing to try.
You can't remember the last time you were able to relax. Your mind is constantly racing with judgmental and negative thoughts about yourself and your life. All you want is to feel happy, but you don't feel good enough. People who should have been safe have hurt you and let you down, leaving you scared to open up and trust. You find yourself crying at the drop of a hat for no explainable reason, which leads you to feel more isolated and alone - disconnected from everyone. You're unsure if therapy can help, but are willing to try.
(587) 840-6235 View (587) 840-6235
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Can't We Just Get Along Counselling
Psychologist, MSc, R, Psych, RMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Airdrie, AB T4B
Hello. My name is Melody Evans. Welcome to my practice, Can’t We Just Get Along Counseling? The name of my practice is unconventional, but I believe it reflects a truth about life: at some point, we all struggle to get along with someone in our lives. It may be a person we work with, live with, are in love with, or even ourselves. This disruption can profoundly affect people's mental health. As the founder and senior therapist of Can’t We Just Get Along Counselling, my company's mission is to assist in alleviating psychological pain caused by trauma and relationship issues. I work with individuals, couples, teens and families.
Hello. My name is Melody Evans. Welcome to my practice, Can’t We Just Get Along Counseling? The name of my practice is unconventional, but I believe it reflects a truth about life: at some point, we all struggle to get along with someone in our lives. It may be a person we work with, live with, are in love with, or even ourselves. This disruption can profoundly affect people's mental health. As the founder and senior therapist of Can’t We Just Get Along Counselling, my company's mission is to assist in alleviating psychological pain caused by trauma and relationship issues. I work with individuals, couples, teens and families.
(587) 809-2472 View (587) 809-2472
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Nicole Bradac
Counsellor, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
Airdrie, AB T4B  (Online Only)
Stop feeling overwhelmed, start slowing down and feeling like you have room to breathe. Have the life you thought you would have. People see you has someone who has everything together. What they don't see is the toll it takes. You care for everyone else first and have high standards for everything you do. It used to feel good to be able to keep everything running smoothly for everyone. Now, it's starting to make you feel stressed and resentful. You notice you're overreacting, or reacting explosively, then the shame hits. Rather than coping strategies that really work, you choose short term fixes that provide relief in harmful ways.
Stop feeling overwhelmed, start slowing down and feeling like you have room to breathe. Have the life you thought you would have. People see you has someone who has everything together. What they don't see is the toll it takes. You care for everyone else first and have high standards for everything you do. It used to feel good to be able to keep everything running smoothly for everyone. Now, it's starting to make you feel stressed and resentful. You notice you're overreacting, or reacting explosively, then the shame hits. Rather than coping strategies that really work, you choose short term fixes that provide relief in harmful ways.
(587) 600-8998 View (587) 600-8998
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Jan Gilroy
Psychologist, MSc, RPsyc
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Airdrie, AB T4A
Are you looking for a safer space to be, to learn, to explore and to heal. If so, we have a connection already, I am passionate about working with people who are experiencing the impacts of attachment wounds and trauma. I have considerable experience and a unique enthusiasm to work with trauma, sexual violence, relationship concerns, anxiety, self-esteem, anger and depression. If you want to have a better understanding of yourself , have skills to cope, and generally feel better; I can support you.
Are you looking for a safer space to be, to learn, to explore and to heal. If so, we have a connection already, I am passionate about working with people who are experiencing the impacts of attachment wounds and trauma. I have considerable experience and a unique enthusiasm to work with trauma, sexual violence, relationship concerns, anxiety, self-esteem, anger and depression. If you want to have a better understanding of yourself , have skills to cope, and generally feel better; I can support you.
(587) 887-4047 View (587) 887-4047
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Lauren K Teichrob
Counsellor, CCC, RCC, CT, CYCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Airdrie, AB T4A
Whether you're dealing with relationship challenges, family dynamics, or personal growth struggles, I am committed to effectively addressing your unique needs and goals. Our focus will be on emotional regulation and mastering communication to manage anxiety, depression, or trauma. We'll work together to enhance your relationships and achieve personal fulfillment through introspection and self-exploration, navigating life's transitions with resilience. You'll find a safe space in our sessions for deep self-discovery aimed at fostering deeper connections and a more meaningful life. Let’s connect and make meaningful progress together.
Whether you're dealing with relationship challenges, family dynamics, or personal growth struggles, I am committed to effectively addressing your unique needs and goals. Our focus will be on emotional regulation and mastering communication to manage anxiety, depression, or trauma. We'll work together to enhance your relationships and achieve personal fulfillment through introspection and self-exploration, navigating life's transitions with resilience. You'll find a safe space in our sessions for deep self-discovery aimed at fostering deeper connections and a more meaningful life. Let’s connect and make meaningful progress together.
(587) 601-1041 View (587) 601-1041

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Somatic Counsellors

How does somatic therapy work?

Somatic therapy is a form of treatment that focuses on how the body and mind are interconnected. In this approach, physical symptoms are addressed because they may in fact signal emotional distress. Somatic therapists combine mindfulness, talk therapy, breathwork, yoga, dance, and physical manipulations of the body to help patients become more attuned to what their body is telling them.

Is EMDR a somatic therapy?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a form of somatic therapy, as it incorporates mental and physical principles. EMDR involves remembering a traumatic experience while allowing one’s eyes to track a side-to-side visual stimulus from a therapist. This lateral eye movement is believed to diminish the painful power of the memory so that it can be discussed with a therapist.

Is somatic therapy evidence-based?

Somatic therapy has been researched and studied, and some forms of somatic therapy are found to be effective in treating a wide range of conditions. Because somatic therapy encompasses many techniques, some, such as EMDR and meditation, have been studied more than others.

What is somatic trauma therapy?

Somatic trauma therapy is based on the idea that when people experience trauma, they can become stuck in the “freeze” part of a “fight, flight, or freeze” response. In this state, trauma can manifest itself both mentally and physically—through tension in the muscles, anxiety, and stress. Popular forms of somatic trauma therapy include EMDR, sensorimotor therapy, and somatic experiencing.