Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Edmonton, AB

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Emily McDonald
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
I'm Emily, and I am dedicated to fostering growth and empowerment with my clients. With expertise in individual, couples, and youth therapy, I use a comprehensive array of therapeutic methods, including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Couples Therapy (level 1), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Grief Therapy. Beyond clinical techniques, my approach is infused with warmth, compassion, and a touch of humor. These elements are not just additives but key components of my therapeutic approach.
I'm Emily, and I am dedicated to fostering growth and empowerment with my clients. With expertise in individual, couples, and youth therapy, I use a comprehensive array of therapeutic methods, including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Couples Therapy (level 1), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Grief Therapy. Beyond clinical techniques, my approach is infused with warmth, compassion, and a touch of humor. These elements are not just additives but key components of my therapeutic approach.
(587) 812-4170 View (587) 812-4170
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Savannah Beckman
Psychologist, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5J
I pull from a variety of approaches, and have additional training in EFFT, ACT, The Gottman Method, and narrative approaches.
Hello! I am a Provisional Psychologist working within Edmonton, and other areas of Alberta through virtual means. In my career I have been able to work alongside many individuals in both clinical and medical settings. I work with adolescent populations, preteens, and adults. I have training and experience working with a variety of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, grief, relationship concerns and trauma. However, working alongside those who are recovering from eating disorders is one area I am particularly passionate about.
I pull from a variety of approaches, and have additional training in EFFT, ACT, The Gottman Method, and narrative approaches.
Hello! I am a Provisional Psychologist working within Edmonton, and other areas of Alberta through virtual means. In my career I have been able to work alongside many individuals in both clinical and medical settings. I work with adolescent populations, preteens, and adults. I have training and experience working with a variety of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, grief, relationship concerns and trauma. However, working alongside those who are recovering from eating disorders is one area I am particularly passionate about.
(587) 854-3990 View (587) 854-3990
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Chelsea Penman
Pre-Licensed Professional, BEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
As a Mental Health Therapist, my approach is integrative in nature, though primarily grounded in psychodynamic healing, I also draw upon Somatic Experiencing (SE), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Mindfulness-Based Therapies.
Helping people and making an impact in the world through spreading kind connection and engaging with empathy is important to me, and I am honoured to sit with individuals as they navigate challenges and grow along their healing journeys. I am client-centred, warm, accepting, and empathetic in my work with clients. I believe authentic connections rooted in kindness and unconditional understanding can create success for therapeutic healing. In my capacity as a student intern therapist, I have gained experience in areas of childhood trauma, relational issues, depression, anxiety, stress, body image, and domestic violence.
As a Mental Health Therapist, my approach is integrative in nature, though primarily grounded in psychodynamic healing, I also draw upon Somatic Experiencing (SE), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Mindfulness-Based Therapies.
Helping people and making an impact in the world through spreading kind connection and engaging with empathy is important to me, and I am honoured to sit with individuals as they navigate challenges and grow along their healing journeys. I am client-centred, warm, accepting, and empathetic in my work with clients. I believe authentic connections rooted in kindness and unconditional understanding can create success for therapeutic healing. In my capacity as a student intern therapist, I have gained experience in areas of childhood trauma, relational issues, depression, anxiety, stress, body image, and domestic violence.
(825) 251-9583 View (825) 251-9583
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Malisa Morris
Registered Social Worker, BSW , MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5J
We will explore your stories, face challenges together, and empower you with the tools to find acceptance and peace.
Are you dealing with the loss of a loved one or a relationship? Maybe you doubt yourself or struggle with overwhelming thoughts and emotions. Are you losing sleep or withdrawing? Do you feel disconnected, empty or stuck? If you are struggling with grief, loss, stress, parenting, or pregnancy, I am here to listen without judgment. It is possible to move through your experience and feel a sense of relief from being heard and validated. You can discover inner strength and insight to find healing in your own way. I specialize in helping youth, adults, and elders reconnect with themselves and build healthy relationships after loss.
We will explore your stories, face challenges together, and empower you with the tools to find acceptance and peace.
Are you dealing with the loss of a loved one or a relationship? Maybe you doubt yourself or struggle with overwhelming thoughts and emotions. Are you losing sleep or withdrawing? Do you feel disconnected, empty or stuck? If you are struggling with grief, loss, stress, parenting, or pregnancy, I am here to listen without judgment. It is possible to move through your experience and feel a sense of relief from being heard and validated. You can discover inner strength and insight to find healing in your own way. I specialize in helping youth, adults, and elders reconnect with themselves and build healthy relationships after loss.
(825) 255-6517 View (825) 255-6517
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Dr. Manju Mathew (Turning Point Wellness Hub)
Psychologist, PhD, MPhil, MA, BA, RPsych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5E
Thank you for reaching out to me. Is trauma, anxiety, depression or chronic pain, holding you back from reaching your goals? You've come to the right place! I am a Registered Psychologist (AB) and a Certified EMDR therapist with extensive education and tons of experience in the field of mental health, and chronic pain. My multicultural background and lived experience help me to connect empathetically with my clients. I am trained in various treatment modalities, such as EMDR, CBT, ACT, DBT, EFT etc. However, I do not believe in a one-size-fits-all. I trust your inner strength and believe we can work together to achieve your goals.
Thank you for reaching out to me. Is trauma, anxiety, depression or chronic pain, holding you back from reaching your goals? You've come to the right place! I am a Registered Psychologist (AB) and a Certified EMDR therapist with extensive education and tons of experience in the field of mental health, and chronic pain. My multicultural background and lived experience help me to connect empathetically with my clients. I am trained in various treatment modalities, such as EMDR, CBT, ACT, DBT, EFT etc. However, I do not believe in a one-size-fits-all. I trust your inner strength and believe we can work together to achieve your goals.
(587) 801-5494 View (587) 801-5494
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Stillar Psychological
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6X
Our team consists of Registered and Provisional Psychologists who have specialized training in EMDR, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT).
Stillar Psychological is client-centred private practice that offers counselling for children/adolescents, adults, couples, and families with a diverse range of mental health issues. Our aim is to help our clients grow from their struggles, heal from their pain, and move forward to where they want to be in life. Our team uses a person-centered and humanistic approach with clients. This includes providing a safe space for them to share their concerns and developing an individualized treatment approach that meets our clients unique needs and above all else feels like a good fit for them.
Our team consists of Registered and Provisional Psychologists who have specialized training in EMDR, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT).
Stillar Psychological is client-centred private practice that offers counselling for children/adolescents, adults, couples, and families with a diverse range of mental health issues. Our aim is to help our clients grow from their struggles, heal from their pain, and move forward to where they want to be in life. Our team uses a person-centered and humanistic approach with clients. This includes providing a safe space for them to share their concerns and developing an individualized treatment approach that meets our clients unique needs and above all else feels like a good fit for them.
(587) 871-8351 View (587) 871-8351
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Stephanie Yang
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
I use techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy, feminist therapy, mindfulness-based interventions, and attachment-based therapy.
Do you struggle with trauma, connecting to others, violence, or substance abuse/addiction? Is the hurt from old wounds through relationships across your lifespan still causing you pain? I believe that like hurt, healing happens through relationships and we will work together to meet your goals and help you move forward on a path of healing. First and foremost, I believe you have inherent value simply by being human and will take a humanistic and strengths-based approach to your challenges. We will work together to process your experiences and create realistic strategies for moving forward.
I use techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy, feminist therapy, mindfulness-based interventions, and attachment-based therapy.
Do you struggle with trauma, connecting to others, violence, or substance abuse/addiction? Is the hurt from old wounds through relationships across your lifespan still causing you pain? I believe that like hurt, healing happens through relationships and we will work together to meet your goals and help you move forward on a path of healing. First and foremost, I believe you have inherent value simply by being human and will take a humanistic and strengths-based approach to your challenges. We will work together to process your experiences and create realistic strategies for moving forward.
(825) 250-3855 View (825) 250-3855
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Jourdan Tymkow
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5N
This includes techniques from somatic therapy, Internal Family Systems, AEDP, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I aim to create a refuge for you and I to partner in your desired change - where we can work together to navigate difficult experiences, tap into your inner wisdom, and develop personalized strategies for growth. I have a passion for helping with grief, trauma, life changes, anxiety, identity, psychedelic integration, high sensitivity, working with kids, and more. Whether you're dealing with loss, transitioning through life stages, or seeking deeper understanding, my priority is building a genuine connection that creates a safe place for transformative change to grow.
This includes techniques from somatic therapy, Internal Family Systems, AEDP, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I aim to create a refuge for you and I to partner in your desired change - where we can work together to navigate difficult experiences, tap into your inner wisdom, and develop personalized strategies for growth. I have a passion for helping with grief, trauma, life changes, anxiety, identity, psychedelic integration, high sensitivity, working with kids, and more. Whether you're dealing with loss, transitioning through life stages, or seeking deeper understanding, my priority is building a genuine connection that creates a safe place for transformative change to grow.
(825) 251-8668 View (825) 251-8668
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Norman Wang
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MCCP, Psy D, MTS
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
With 35 years working experience in counselling and psychotherapy in Chicago, Taiwan, Toronto, and Edmonton, I am here to support and empower you in your life journey. I have specialty trainings in CBT, DBT, ACT, EFT and client centered and strength-based therapy, evidence-based therapy, art therapy, play therapy, sand-tray therapy, hypnotherapy, functional family therapy and structural and system therapy respectively. I am fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese as well. I am also culturally and trauma-informed sensitive to your needs. I also performed some form of assessment such as depression and anxiety ADHD and career inventory.
With 35 years working experience in counselling and psychotherapy in Chicago, Taiwan, Toronto, and Edmonton, I am here to support and empower you in your life journey. I have specialty trainings in CBT, DBT, ACT, EFT and client centered and strength-based therapy, evidence-based therapy, art therapy, play therapy, sand-tray therapy, hypnotherapy, functional family therapy and structural and system therapy respectively. I am fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese as well. I am also culturally and trauma-informed sensitive to your needs. I also performed some form of assessment such as depression and anxiety ADHD and career inventory.
(587) 858-3418 View (587) 858-3418
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Lauren Terlecki
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5N
As a Registered Psychologist, I am committed to helping others live a life they deeply value, in spite of what suffering inevitably arises. I offer a respectful, confidential space where you will be supported in honest, non-judgmental self-exploration. Together, we can work on approaching your difficult thoughts, feelings, and experiences in new ways: with compassion, understanding, and the courage to be vulnerable. My goal is to help you build behavioural flexibility, so that you are increasingly able to act in ways that align with your values, rather than rigidly re-cycling old patterns of behaviour.
As a Registered Psychologist, I am committed to helping others live a life they deeply value, in spite of what suffering inevitably arises. I offer a respectful, confidential space where you will be supported in honest, non-judgmental self-exploration. Together, we can work on approaching your difficult thoughts, feelings, and experiences in new ways: with compassion, understanding, and the courage to be vulnerable. My goal is to help you build behavioural flexibility, so that you are increasingly able to act in ways that align with your values, rather than rigidly re-cycling old patterns of behaviour.
(587) 812-8565 x104 View (587) 812-8565 x104
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Helix Psychology
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6W
At Helix Psychology, we are a client-centered private practice that offers counselling for toddler/children/adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups. It can be difficult choosing a therapist and starting therapy for the first time - there are so many choices and even more questions. We are here to guide you through the process and help make sense of everything in a safe, open and compassionate environment. We offer a variety of counselling services which are tailored to the unique needs of each individual client. All sessions are based on a foundation of respect and acceptance.
At Helix Psychology, we are a client-centered private practice that offers counselling for toddler/children/adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups. It can be difficult choosing a therapist and starting therapy for the first time - there are so many choices and even more questions. We are here to guide you through the process and help make sense of everything in a safe, open and compassionate environment. We offer a variety of counselling services which are tailored to the unique needs of each individual client. All sessions are based on a foundation of respect and acceptance.
(825) 250-4903 View (825) 250-4903
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Rosalind Christian
Pre-Licensed Professional, MC, BA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
My approach is integrative, pulling from Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Attachment-Based Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Mindfulness-Based Therapies, Somatic Experiencing (SE), and Gottman Method Couples.
I believe that all people have an innate tendency towards connection and growth. Using a compassionate and honest approach, I work with you to access your internal strengths, and to better understand your motivations, behaviours, emotions, and thoughts. We will collaborate to identify goals and move towards more joy, beauty, connection, love, and fulfillment. We can also uncover natural resilience to move through the difficult parts of life. I have experience with a variety of issues, including but not limited to, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship distress, and climate emotions/grief.
My approach is integrative, pulling from Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Attachment-Based Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Mindfulness-Based Therapies, Somatic Experiencing (SE), and Gottman Method Couples.
I believe that all people have an innate tendency towards connection and growth. Using a compassionate and honest approach, I work with you to access your internal strengths, and to better understand your motivations, behaviours, emotions, and thoughts. We will collaborate to identify goals and move towards more joy, beauty, connection, love, and fulfillment. We can also uncover natural resilience to move through the difficult parts of life. I have experience with a variety of issues, including but not limited to, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship distress, and climate emotions/grief.
(825) 254-9487 View (825) 254-9487
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Marissa Williams
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MSc, MC
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5J  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have extensive experience utilizing CBT, ERP, and ACT to help clients with OCD and anxiety disorders.
Do you have thoughts that scare you or make you feel ashamed? Do you wonder why you're having them and what they mean? Does it feel wrong/irresponsible/risky/dangerous to ignore the thoughts? You try to solve, figure out, and get rid of the thoughts quickly. You argue with the thoughts, but your mind argues back. You spend so much time distracting yourself and avoiding anyone or anything that triggers them. You’d give anything for the horrible thoughts/feelings to stop, but no matter what you do they keep coming back. You just want to feel better and live a normal life. If this sounds like you, I might be a great therapist for you.
I have extensive experience utilizing CBT, ERP, and ACT to help clients with OCD and anxiety disorders.
Do you have thoughts that scare you or make you feel ashamed? Do you wonder why you're having them and what they mean? Does it feel wrong/irresponsible/risky/dangerous to ignore the thoughts? You try to solve, figure out, and get rid of the thoughts quickly. You argue with the thoughts, but your mind argues back. You spend so much time distracting yourself and avoiding anyone or anything that triggers them. You’d give anything for the horrible thoughts/feelings to stop, but no matter what you do they keep coming back. You just want to feel better and live a normal life. If this sounds like you, I might be a great therapist for you.
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Kris Uitvlugt
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
I draw from a number of evidence based, behavioural treatments in my practice (CBT, DBT, and ACT).
Do you struggle with your emotions? Do they feel overwhelming to the point where it seems like they are the ones deciding what you say and do? Are your thoughts and feelings so painful at times that you feel desperate to get some relief? Does it feel like you need more tools to better understand, experience, and manage your emotions so they don't get in the way of you living the kind of life you want to live? If so, I would love to support you in that quest!
I draw from a number of evidence based, behavioural treatments in my practice (CBT, DBT, and ACT).
Do you struggle with your emotions? Do they feel overwhelming to the point where it seems like they are the ones deciding what you say and do? Are your thoughts and feelings so painful at times that you feel desperate to get some relief? Does it feel like you need more tools to better understand, experience, and manage your emotions so they don't get in the way of you living the kind of life you want to live? If so, I would love to support you in that quest!
(587) 570-4598 View (587) 570-4598
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Kerry Bezzanno
Counsellor, MACP, CCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5N
I’m a Canadian Certified Counsellor, as well as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and EMDR-trained clinician, and have also trained with Dr. Gary Namie from the Workplace Bullying Institute. I take an eclectic approach from a person-centred theoretical perspective, and I attune my approach to clients' unique needs while drawing upon cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), compassion-focused therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and solution-focused therapy (SFT) interventions.
I’m a Canadian Certified Counsellor, as well as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and EMDR-trained clinician, and have also trained with Dr. Gary Namie from the Workplace Bullying Institute. I take an eclectic approach from a person-centred theoretical perspective, and I attune my approach to clients' unique needs while drawing upon cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), compassion-focused therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and solution-focused therapy (SFT) interventions.
(587) 742-0150 View (587) 742-0150
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Brittany Zabolotniuk
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA , MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6B
I also have training in EMDR, ACT, CBT, and Narrative Therapy.
Welcome! As a registered provisional psychologist and grief recovery specialist it is an honour to work with you. One of my main passions includes working with grief and loss, utilizing The Grief Recovery Method. I work from a holistic biopsychosocial spiritual lens, focusing on mental/emotional, physical, and spiritual self.
I also have training in EMDR, ACT, CBT, and Narrative Therapy.
Welcome! As a registered provisional psychologist and grief recovery specialist it is an honour to work with you. One of my main passions includes working with grief and loss, utilizing The Grief Recovery Method. I work from a holistic biopsychosocial spiritual lens, focusing on mental/emotional, physical, and spiritual self.
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Christopher Lee
Registered Provisional Psychologist
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6C
I use a person-centered framework while drawing from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), relational, somatic and existentialist approaches.
Hey! I'm Christopher, a Registered Provisional Psychologist. I work with teens, adults, couples and families dealing with a variety of concerns. I value flexibility, accountability and fun. I strive to meet you wherever you are in life's journey, whether you wish to dive deep and wade through the darkness or if you just want a tune up and need some immediate relief. I aim to hold you accountable to your goals, hopes, and dreams in our work together. Lastly, I believe the journey is about progress (no matter how small) over perfection, which can be made a lot smoother when we are able to exhale and share a few laughs along the way.
I use a person-centered framework while drawing from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), relational, somatic and existentialist approaches.
Hey! I'm Christopher, a Registered Provisional Psychologist. I work with teens, adults, couples and families dealing with a variety of concerns. I value flexibility, accountability and fun. I strive to meet you wherever you are in life's journey, whether you wish to dive deep and wade through the darkness or if you just want a tune up and need some immediate relief. I aim to hold you accountable to your goals, hopes, and dreams in our work together. Lastly, I believe the journey is about progress (no matter how small) over perfection, which can be made a lot smoother when we are able to exhale and share a few laughs along the way.
(587) 802-0583 View (587) 802-0583
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Davis P Tharayil
Registered Provisional Psychologist, PhD, MA, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5K
I am a compassionate and non-judgmental Registered Provisional Psychologist with over 12 years of experience. In therapy, clients are able to set achievable goals by discussing their personal issues along with the challenging and complex circumstances they are struggling with. Together, we work towards these goals using an integrative approach that combines Cognitive-Behavioural, Acceptance & Commitment, Dialectical Behavioural Therapies, and Clinical Hypnotherapy.
I am a compassionate and non-judgmental Registered Provisional Psychologist with over 12 years of experience. In therapy, clients are able to set achievable goals by discussing their personal issues along with the challenging and complex circumstances they are struggling with. Together, we work towards these goals using an integrative approach that combines Cognitive-Behavioural, Acceptance & Commitment, Dialectical Behavioural Therapies, and Clinical Hypnotherapy.
(587) 803-4359 View (587) 803-4359
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Pamela Murray
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5J  (Online Only)
Welcome! I’m currently accepting new clients for virtual sessions. My aim is to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space in which to help you explore the challenges you may be facing. I use a collaborative and client-centered approach. There is always space for some humour in this process. I am here to add and enhance skills you already have to help facilitate change. I am a Registered Psychologist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and EMDR clinician. I have completed training in Narrative Therapy, ACT and Solution Focused Therapy and use elements of mindfulness. I use a variety of approaches and tailor them to best meet your needs.
Welcome! I’m currently accepting new clients for virtual sessions. My aim is to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space in which to help you explore the challenges you may be facing. I use a collaborative and client-centered approach. There is always space for some humour in this process. I am here to add and enhance skills you already have to help facilitate change. I am a Registered Psychologist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and EMDR clinician. I have completed training in Narrative Therapy, ACT and Solution Focused Therapy and use elements of mindfulness. I use a variety of approaches and tailor them to best meet your needs.
(587) 817-6274 View (587) 817-6274
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Selena Arcovio
Psychologist, RPsych, PHEc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5L
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that through self acceptance and self compassion, every person has the capacity to create positive change and embrace their authentic self.
You feel overwhelmed and defeated. Regardless of how hard you try, you feel like you aren’t 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 may show up in your relationships with partner(s), family, or friends; in your career; or even in how you relate to your body. 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 a more fulfilling and authentic life.
I believe that through self acceptance and self compassion, every person has the capacity to create positive change and embrace their authentic self.
You feel overwhelmed and defeated. Regardless of how hard you try, you feel like you aren’t 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 may show up in your relationships with partner(s), family, or friends; in your career; or even in how you relate to your body. 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 a more fulfilling and authentic life.
(587) 355-2081 View (587) 355-2081

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Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Counsellors

How does acceptance and commitment therapy work?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy encourages a person to listen to their self-talk. A person’s inner dialog can be indicative of how they treat themselves. ACT also encourages self-compassion; this can lead to a better understanding of negative thought patterns and emotional states. This understanding can then lead the individual to needed behavior change.

What are the goals of acceptance and commitment therapy?

The goal of acceptance and commitment is to expand a person’s psychological flexibility, a trait that encourages an individual to live in the present moment and to accept all their thoughts, feelings, and emotions, even ones that are difficult such as sadness and anxiety. In ACT, this acceptance is congruent with the individual’s values and beliefs.

Does acceptance and commitment therapy work for depression?

Acceptance and commitment therapy is effective for depression because it allows the individual to view their discomfort and suffering differently. Depressive feelings about relationship heartaches, for example, are a part of life. A despondent person learns to let go of their struggles and instead view their painful thoughts and feelings with compassion. This will lead the individual toward positive change.

How long are people typically in acceptance and commitment therapy?

A typical acceptance and commitment therapy session is 50 minutes long with one session per week. Treatment for common problems such as anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties can last between eight weeks to four months. However, more severe cases may require more than one session a week and/or a longer time frame for treatment.