Somatic Therapists in Cochrane, AB

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Aspen Psychology
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych, CPT-S, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cochrane, AB T4C
We have completed specialized training in Play Therapy, Sandplay Therapy, Family Therapy, Theraplay, Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Autplay Therapy, The Demartini Method, Somatic Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS)Therapy, Structural Dissociation, Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy (PaT).
We practice using a cutting edge model of therapy designed to re-pattern the disorganization in the lower brain centers, which helps get to the heart of the healing process for clients. Life presents us with many challenges and we believe we all deserve to have someone in our corner. I truly believe in the importance of working collaboratively.
We have completed specialized training in Play Therapy, Sandplay Therapy, Family Therapy, Theraplay, Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Autplay Therapy, The Demartini Method, Somatic Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS)Therapy, Structural Dissociation, Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy (PaT).
We practice using a cutting edge model of therapy designed to re-pattern the disorganization in the lower brain centers, which helps get to the heart of the healing process for clients. Life presents us with many challenges and we believe we all deserve to have someone in our corner. I truly believe in the importance of working collaboratively.
(587) 210-8309 View (587) 210-8309
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Frank McGrath
Psychologist, BSc, MSc, PhD
Verified Verified
Cochrane, AB T4C
McGrath has received additional training in the integration of somatic therapy with EMDR through natural processing.
Dr. McGrath believes we all have the ability to solve our problems. We may feel ‘stuck’ from past traumas or stresses or overwhelmed by present events. When we experience stress or trauma, it can be difficult to access these solutions because we are weighed down by our emotions. At Healing Change Centre, Dr. McGrath’s role is to facilitate finding solutions during a crisis so that people know ‘they can get through tomorrow’. He also aids his clients in becoming more aware of their emotions and expressing them in a different way, so they have the ability to stay connected.
McGrath has received additional training in the integration of somatic therapy with EMDR through natural processing.
Dr. McGrath believes we all have the ability to solve our problems. We may feel ‘stuck’ from past traumas or stresses or overwhelmed by present events. When we experience stress or trauma, it can be difficult to access these solutions because we are weighed down by our emotions. At Healing Change Centre, Dr. McGrath’s role is to facilitate finding solutions during a crisis so that people know ‘they can get through tomorrow’. He also aids his clients in becoming more aware of their emotions and expressing them in a different way, so they have the ability to stay connected.
(587) 400-1595 View (587) 400-1595
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Jennifer Primmer
Counsellor, PhD, MPCC, RPC, CT, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cochrane, AB T4C
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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Dr. Nicole at Consilience Counselling
PhD
Verified Verified
Cochrane, AB T4C
SMART is the multivitamin of somatic sensory therapies.
In SMART therapy clients are directed to REGULATE through MOVEMENT and as a result START TALKING so problem solving and healing can happen. Therapy is provided in a specially designed room with specialized equipment, such as arial swings, spinning, weighted blankets, balance beams, fitness balls, person sized pea-pod, body socks, dolphin pillows, and safe cubby holes, and tents. Movement, rest and safety is used to support natural ways of regulating bodies and emotions, facilitate parent-child attachment-building and allow for embodied processing of hurtful and traumatic experiences. It is not at all like traditional play therapy.
SMART is the multivitamin of somatic sensory therapies.
In SMART therapy clients are directed to REGULATE through MOVEMENT and as a result START TALKING so problem solving and healing can happen. Therapy is provided in a specially designed room with specialized equipment, such as arial swings, spinning, weighted blankets, balance beams, fitness balls, person sized pea-pod, body socks, dolphin pillows, and safe cubby holes, and tents. Movement, rest and safety is used to support natural ways of regulating bodies and emotions, facilitate parent-child attachment-building and allow for embodied processing of hurtful and traumatic experiences. It is not at all like traditional play therapy.
(587) 412-2704 View (587) 412-2704
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Piekenbrock Psychology Services
Psychologist, MSc, BEd, BSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cochrane, AB T4C
Piekenbrock Psychological Service is where you can begin your journey towards mental wellness. As a clinical psychologist, Myka provides EMDR, trauma informed somatic therapy, bibliotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy to adults, teens and children. As an educational psychologist, Myka offers her expertise in educational assessments. With the dual accreditation, Myka is a wealth of experience waiting for you to access to your advantage. This life is yours to seize! If you email me please check your spam mail if you don't get a quick reply! Alternatively, call me!
Piekenbrock Psychological Service is where you can begin your journey towards mental wellness. As a clinical psychologist, Myka provides EMDR, trauma informed somatic therapy, bibliotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy to adults, teens and children. As an educational psychologist, Myka offers her expertise in educational assessments. With the dual accreditation, Myka is a wealth of experience waiting for you to access to your advantage. This life is yours to seize! If you email me please check your spam mail if you don't get a quick reply! Alternatively, call me!
(587) 402-4286 View (587) 402-4286
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Stephanie L Patterson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cochrane, AB T4C
Stephanie brings the experience of 17 years as a Registered Social Worker, working with children, youth, adults, and families who have experienced the impact of trauma, interpersonal violence, attachment difficulties, life transitions, grief/ loss, and difficult family dynamics. Helping clients work through these difficulties in a collaborative, safe and respectful manner in a healing relationship is her top priority.
Stephanie brings the experience of 17 years as a Registered Social Worker, working with children, youth, adults, and families who have experienced the impact of trauma, interpersonal violence, attachment difficulties, life transitions, grief/ loss, and difficult family dynamics. Helping clients work through these difficulties in a collaborative, safe and respectful manner in a healing relationship is her top priority.
(587) 404-0713 View (587) 404-0713
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Stefani Atkinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Cochrane, AB T4C
You wake up in the middle of the night with ruminating thoughts or nightmares. When you wake, you feel anxious and your heart races. You’ve tried everything but nothing seems to work. You keep yourself busy during the day but you can’t seem to find joy in the things you once had. You find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning and you contemplate calling in sick for work. And because you often feel ‘on edge,’ you’ve noticed your personal relationships are being impacted. You’ve already taken the first step by searching
You wake up in the middle of the night with ruminating thoughts or nightmares. When you wake, you feel anxious and your heart races. You’ve tried everything but nothing seems to work. You keep yourself busy during the day but you can’t seem to find joy in the things you once had. You find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning and you contemplate calling in sick for work. And because you often feel ‘on edge,’ you’ve noticed your personal relationships are being impacted. You’ve already taken the first step by searching
(403) 801-8963 View (403) 801-8963
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Sandie G Hucal
MD
Verified Verified
Cochrane, AB T4C  (Online Only)
Make the second half of your life matter! It’s time to let go of what others think or expect, endlessly trying to prove your worth, "saving" others at your own expense, and roles that keep you stuck- so you can discover what matters most to you, and find the freedom to be your quirky, awesome self!
Make the second half of your life matter! It’s time to let go of what others think or expect, endlessly trying to prove your worth, "saving" others at your own expense, and roles that keep you stuck- so you can discover what matters most to you, and find the freedom to be your quirky, awesome self!
(587) 333-9070 View (587) 333-9070
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Aliya Bean
Counsellor, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cochrane, AB T4C
Do you find yourself grappling with questions of identity, purpose, and meaning in life? Do you feel a deep yearning to explore the spiritual dimensions of your existence? Are you curious about the connection between your mind and body? You might be experiencing chronic illness or pain, navigating complex relationships, or struggling with issues related to sex, sexuality, or gender. You long for a safe, non-judgmental space where you can delve into these questions and be yourself without fear of rejection. Your goal is to find greater clarity and begin to live a more aligned life.
Do you find yourself grappling with questions of identity, purpose, and meaning in life? Do you feel a deep yearning to explore the spiritual dimensions of your existence? Are you curious about the connection between your mind and body? You might be experiencing chronic illness or pain, navigating complex relationships, or struggling with issues related to sex, sexuality, or gender. You long for a safe, non-judgmental space where you can delve into these questions and be yourself without fear of rejection. Your goal is to find greater clarity and begin to live a more aligned life.
(587) 802-1762 View (587) 802-1762
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, RCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Cochrane, AB T4C  (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) 412-5049 View (587) 412-5049
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Cindy Comeau
Counsellor
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cochrane, AB T4C  (Online Only)
I have had the privilege of supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds through a wide range of challenges, including mindset, communication, boundaries, core beliefs, goal setting, life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and cultivating mindfulness.
I have had the privilege of supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds through a wide range of challenges, including mindset, communication, boundaries, core beliefs, goal setting, life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and cultivating mindfulness.
(587) 812-4513 View (587) 812-4513
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Christa Todd-Savoia
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
Cochrane, AB T4C  (Online Only)
My purpose is to assist people in restoring their wellness, in all its many forms. I work collaboratively with my clients to identify their goals for therapy and choose the most helpful, individualized interventions that will allow them rediscover their inner strength and resilience, as they work through their current difficulties. I work from a "whole person" perspective, addressing the totality of an individual's mind, body, psyche, and spirit. Over my 20+ year career, I have had the fortune of working with individuals experiencing eating disorders, depression, anxiety, workplace injuries, and trauma-related issues, such as PTSD.
My purpose is to assist people in restoring their wellness, in all its many forms. I work collaboratively with my clients to identify their goals for therapy and choose the most helpful, individualized interventions that will allow them rediscover their inner strength and resilience, as they work through their current difficulties. I work from a "whole person" perspective, addressing the totality of an individual's mind, body, psyche, and spirit. Over my 20+ year career, I have had the fortune of working with individuals experiencing eating disorders, depression, anxiety, workplace injuries, and trauma-related issues, such as PTSD.
(587) 405-3819 View (587) 405-3819
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Patti Lott
Counselling Therapist, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Cochrane, AB T4C  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed is understandable – many of us are experiencing strong feelings over the state of the world and climate change, which can make relationship issues, personal losses, traumas, depression, or anxiety feel even harder to manage. My approach is trauma-informed and climate-informed. I can help you reduce anxiety, move through depression and grief, heal trauma, restore relationships, and reclaim balance in mind, body, spirit and heart. My goal is to help you find lasting joy in work, family, friends, passions and interests, as well as ways to be more resilient in our changing world.
Feeling overwhelmed is understandable – many of us are experiencing strong feelings over the state of the world and climate change, which can make relationship issues, personal losses, traumas, depression, or anxiety feel even harder to manage. My approach is trauma-informed and climate-informed. I can help you reduce anxiety, move through depression and grief, heal trauma, restore relationships, and reclaim balance in mind, body, spirit and heart. My goal is to help you find lasting joy in work, family, friends, passions and interests, as well as ways to be more resilient in our changing world.
(587) 319-0259 View (587) 319-0259
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Lauren K Teichrob
Counsellor, CCC, RCC, CT, CYCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cochrane, AB T4C
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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Erin Butters
Psychologist, MSc, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cochrane, AB T4C
It has been such an honour to offer counselling support to those in various stages of life in our community for 20 years, and in private practice for over 10 years. I am passionate about helping adults, couples, teens, and children through a wide variety of challenges including transitions, healing from trauma past or present, addressing unhealthy patterns in relationship, moving through loss, and addressing anxiety, mood and motivation. I have enthusiasm for supporting individuals grappling with anxiety, perfectionism, relationships, trauma, PTSD, cPTSD, grief, depression, OCD, ADHD, body image issues, and relationship with food.
It has been such an honour to offer counselling support to those in various stages of life in our community for 20 years, and in private practice for over 10 years. I am passionate about helping adults, couples, teens, and children through a wide variety of challenges including transitions, healing from trauma past or present, addressing unhealthy patterns in relationship, moving through loss, and addressing anxiety, mood and motivation. I have enthusiasm for supporting individuals grappling with anxiety, perfectionism, relationships, trauma, PTSD, cPTSD, grief, depression, OCD, ADHD, body image issues, and relationship with food.
(587) 602-2705 View (587) 602-2705
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Deanne Elsner
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RCSW
Verified Verified
Cochrane, AB T4C
Are you tired of feeling stuck? Are you ready for a new approach? The field of psychology has exploded with exciting approaches and new ways to help people. I am dedicated to lifelong learning have become proficient in new models of practice and ways of working with clients to help them to heal. While my training is on the leading edge of the field, I also have 15+ years’ experience and worked in many mental health settings. I specialize in working with anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, eating/body related issues, self-acceptance and addictions. I work with adults, youth, couples, parents and families.
Are you tired of feeling stuck? Are you ready for a new approach? The field of psychology has exploded with exciting approaches and new ways to help people. I am dedicated to lifelong learning have become proficient in new models of practice and ways of working with clients to help them to heal. While my training is on the leading edge of the field, I also have 15+ years’ experience and worked in many mental health settings. I specialize in working with anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, eating/body related issues, self-acceptance and addictions. I work with adults, youth, couples, parents and families.
(403) 775-0521 View (403) 775-0521
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Cochrane Counselling Services
Psychologist, M, Sc
Verified Verified
Cochrane, AB T4C
Not accepting new clients
The setbacks in our lives can be anticipated (and dreaded) or unexpected and sudden. Huge or small, they are always painful. In any case, feeling temporarily stuck, scared, paralyzed or resentful is a normal response to an abnormal situation. If it persists, however, it can cause big problems for us or our relationships, work, family life and health. In such cases, I invite you to come and discuss your troubles with me, a neutral outsider with no hidden agenda who is able to explore a wide range of options and help you move towards where you would rather be.
The setbacks in our lives can be anticipated (and dreaded) or unexpected and sudden. Huge or small, they are always painful. In any case, feeling temporarily stuck, scared, paralyzed or resentful is a normal response to an abnormal situation. If it persists, however, it can cause big problems for us or our relationships, work, family life and health. In such cases, I invite you to come and discuss your troubles with me, a neutral outsider with no hidden agenda who is able to explore a wide range of options and help you move towards where you would rather be.
(403) 800-0767 View (403) 800-0767
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Rose Thatcher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, BSW, BCC, RCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cochrane, AB T4C
Hi! Let’s take a deep breath: you’ve made it past the first step of identifying you need some help. In a world that is often too loud and busy, it is easy to fall into thought patterns that you are lacking; as a therapist, it is my role to help you shift that narrative from deficit to plenty. I believe mental health is fluid experience and that understanding your emotions and building meaningful coping strategies is key to sustainable resilience. My role is to create a safe and empathetic space for you to be vulnerable and show up as your authentic self. My practice style is grounded in attachment-based and family systems theory.
Hi! Let’s take a deep breath: you’ve made it past the first step of identifying you need some help. In a world that is often too loud and busy, it is easy to fall into thought patterns that you are lacking; as a therapist, it is my role to help you shift that narrative from deficit to plenty. I believe mental health is fluid experience and that understanding your emotions and building meaningful coping strategies is key to sustainable resilience. My role is to create a safe and empathetic space for you to be vulnerable and show up as your authentic self. My practice style is grounded in attachment-based and family systems theory.
(825) 250-0618 View (825) 250-0618
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Crys Vincent
Psychologist, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cochrane, AB T4C
I aim to be an unusual therapist. I harness imagination, energy, enthusiasm, poetry, and humour in my effort to understand your story and elevate your voice. Whether you are considering the past, the present, or the future, I believe that therapeutic conversations can expand the options, responses, and actions we have available to us to heal ourselves heart, mind, and spirit. It is a privilege to come alongside you and join you in this journey. I practice the art of paying attention, which means what you say to me and who you are-is extremely important. I will work hard during our time together to listen, to understand, and to help.
I aim to be an unusual therapist. I harness imagination, energy, enthusiasm, poetry, and humour in my effort to understand your story and elevate your voice. Whether you are considering the past, the present, or the future, I believe that therapeutic conversations can expand the options, responses, and actions we have available to us to heal ourselves heart, mind, and spirit. It is a privilege to come alongside you and join you in this journey. I practice the art of paying attention, which means what you say to me and who you are-is extremely important. I will work hard during our time together to listen, to understand, and to help.
(587) 715-0734 View (587) 715-0734
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Lawson Collab
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Cochrane, AB T4C
Are you on a quest to unravel personal challenges, navigate complex relationships, or elevate family bonds? Dive into sessions meticulously crafted for your distinctive journey. Book your appointment at www.lawsoncollab.com and begin your transformation today!
Are you on a quest to unravel personal challenges, navigate complex relationships, or elevate family bonds? Dive into sessions meticulously crafted for your distinctive journey. Book your appointment at www.lawsoncollab.com and begin your transformation today!
(587) 806-3921 View (587) 806-3921

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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.