Life is challenging and difficult at times. It can create distress that affects every part of who we are: our thoughts, feelings, physical well-being and spirit - upsetting the ability to be effective with ourselves, others and manage the demands of our daily life. When we decide to reach out for help, we are acting courageously. Particularly if we do not have the energy or believe that things can be better. I am passionate about helping people. I work to understand the world from your point of view and help you gain a sense of balance and confidence to make positive changes in your life.
Our work will begin with oh so many questions, followed by setting goals and taking steps towards appropriate change. You will bring your specialty as the best expert on yourself - your insight into your many strengths and various challenges; and I will bring my specialized knowledge, skills, and expertise.
In my practice I see a wide range of clients: adults, teens, children, adults who have experienced developmental traumas [sexual, physical & emotional abuse] (often in the context of their own dysfunctional family of origin), clients with PTSD, couples who are seeking to strengthen their relationship, families looking for new ways to resolve old problems, and individuals who keep repeating the past. Depending on the presenting problem and a client's history, I often integrate EMDR Therapy and Gestalt Therapy and/or Structural Family Therapy. Online counselling is now available to residents of Alberta.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW, EMDR
Welcome to your personal journey of transformation. If you are here, it is likely that you're searching for ways to processing the behaviors that prevent you from living a purpose-driven and meaningful life . I value creating a safe space for people to share any and all emotions, thoughts, and feelings that have been both limiting and liberating. It's my belief that we all capable of accessing our own inner healing when we are offered empathetic guidance and and support. Throughout the healing process, I will work with your individual needs to best match you with the therapeutic approach that suits your self-directed goals.
My work with people is rooted in the belief that we all have the strength and wisdom within ourselves to make the changes we wish to see. Within the context of a safe and meaningful therapeutic relationship, new ways of being can emerge. By working collaboratively with you at your own pace, I can assist you in expanding your self-awareness and changing the maladaptive beliefs or behaviours that are getting in the way of living the life that you want.
Welcome! I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist and owner of Embrace Psychology. I have specialized training and supervision in working with children, adolescents, families, and adults. I have worked in various settings as a provisional psychologist, consultant and mental health educator for the past 8 years. I work in collaboration with my clients and tailor treatment that best fit with your needs. I value the therapeutic relationship with my clients, as this is the foundation to grow and heal. I bring a sense of compassion and warmth to our sessions, as well as humour when needed.
Perhaps you are… feeling anxious and overwhelmed the majority of your day, feeling like you aren’t good enough & not worthy of other’s time and attention, feeling stuck & disconnected from yourself, your relationships, your work, & your passions, and feeling like your coping strategies are no longer as effective as they once were. Let’s take some time to explore your story together so that you can move confidently forward in your life, make peace with anxiety, and reconnect with yourself and others.
Have you experienced trauma, abuse, or loss? Do you get triggered or feel numb or overwhelmed? Do you find yourself unable to sleep or lay awake at night worrying? Are you worn out with anxiety or depression and find it hard to find hope? I would be happy to support you on your journey of healing and help you uncover your unique strengths, values, and direction to engage in a life that is meaningful to you. I am optimistic, empathetic, and nonjudgmental and provide a safe, supportive space for adults, children, and couples. I have experience working with first responders, veterans, and RCMP, and I am a preferred provider for EPS.
I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist with experience in both hospital and private practice settings. I believe a holistic approach to client care is important to promote well-being. I consider physical, mental, developmental, behavioral, interpersonal, social, and spiritual factors to understand your needs, to personalize techniques/coping strategies, and to promote personal growth and healing. I work to develop an accepting and understanding environment to help you to become more aware of attitudes, thoughts, and beliefs that are negatively affecting your mood, behaviours, and physiology.
Hello and welcome! My name is Sarah Jane and I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. I have experience working with a wide variety of presenting concerns, as well as people from diverse backgrounds and cultural identities. If you're feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, sad, anxious, or unsure what to do next - you've come to the right place. New challenges have arisen for all of us with the Covid-19 pandemic, and our mental health is just as important as our physical health. Talking about what's going on for you with a supportive and caring professional can make a world of difference.
There are many times when life becomes more than we are able to handle. Sometimes life breaks us and leaves us feeling lost and alone. Other moments we feel like we are stumbling along in the dark, searching for meaning and direction, or just wishing we felt less pain. Finding a way back can be easier if another person shares some of the journey. A genuine and safe therapeutic relationship can be the starting place for rediscovering inner resources, developing new coping skills, and rekindling hope.
Life poses many challenges. Sometimes we are able to manage and cope with life's challenges quite well. At other times, challenges become overwhelming and turn into problems that affect our work, relationships and overall outlook on life. I am a dedicated and experienced therapist with the belief that problems are a natural part of life and when dealt with in healthy ways can provide opportunities for growth and adaptation. My approach is collaborative in nature and based on the assumption that we all have the inner resources required to deal with problems and live happy, healthy and meaningful lives.
I offer Christian Counselling that is very unique by combining my knowledge & experience as a therapist in the public sector for 18 years as well as the 5 years of experience in Christian Inner Healing & Counselling for several organizations. I support your healing journey by creating a space and pointed experience to reach those areas that are not only easy to find but also highlight those areas that are hiding or tucked away. I focus on the body, mind, heart, and spirit healing experience that creates wholeness in a way some have never experienced through Christian Prayer Counselling while utilizing other therapeutic modalities
At times in our lives we experience challenges that feel overwhelming. No matter what is tried, nothing changes and sometimes things seem to get more cloudy, confusing and distressing. My hope is that through learning to approach challenges in a new way, and make sense of where you find yourself - you might find new ways of coping and growing. With a focus on integrative therapy engaging both the brain and the relationships we experience I employ a compassionate approach, seeking new ways of thinking, feeling, and being.
Working through life's difficulties or personal issues on your own can be overwhelming, that's where counselling comes in. My goal is to create a safe, warm place where we can work collaboratively to achieve your therapeutic goals and reconnect with the best version of yourself.
Accepting Clients to Waitlist for August - You feel overwhelmed and defeated. No matter how hard you try, you feel like you are never good enough. You struggle to live up to the expectations that you have for yourself and that everyone seems to have for you. These feelings show up in many aspects of your life - how you relate to your body, your relationships, your career, and your overall identity. Maybe the seeds of self-doubt were planted by a well-meaning person in your life. Maybe they come from your social media feed or societal expectations to be perfect. You wish you could let go of the pressure and live more authentically.
I am a registered, doctoral-level, clinical psychologist and I specialize in treating PTSD, anxiety and depression. Over the last 10 years, I have focused much of my practice toward treating military and First Responders (Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans, Edmonton Police Service, RCMP, Correctional Staff, Firefighters, Paramedics and other EMS). I primarily use a cognitive-behavioral approach and put an emphasis on using evidence-based practice to address symptoms while also honouring individual characteristics and contexts.
I am a Registered Psychologist who is passionate about working collaboratively with clients to overcome a variety of issues, such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress, coping skills, emotional regulation, grief, self esteem, self harm and life transitions. I utilize a variety of therapeutic perspectives including Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural, Attachment, Solution Focused therapies to develop my client's strengths and resources in a safe, respectful, and accepting environment. I believe that within each of us, lies the capacity, strength, and resources to overcome life challenges.
Honoring your intuitive wisdom, I seek to empower you in reclaiming your wellness. Working from a holistic frame, I believe that the source for all healing and lasting change is rooted in the mind-body-spirit triad, as well as the family-community connection. I support persons of all ages and histories in finding those resources that may guide them towards experiencing greater satisfaction in their daily living, sense of well-being, and in their key relationships. Using a variety of approaches, I tailor the therapeutic experience to best match each client's needs at any given point in therapy.
I offer professional counselling service that recognizes and appreciates each individual’s unique personality and circumstances. My goal is to help every client thrive emotionally, psychologically, and intellectually. I am equally as interested to hear a client’s story of trauma, loss, regret, loneliness, and difficult family dynamics, as I am to listen about times filled with purpose and happiness. I pay close attention to what is said, in addition to what is left unsaid, to uncover patterns of core beliefs.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Edmonton are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Edmonton then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Edmonton, or Child Psychologists in Edmonton.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Edmonton psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Edmonton specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.