Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Edmonton, AB

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Penny Waller Ulmer
Psychologist, BA, MACP
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6G
Life-events, habits and core beliefs which impact our relationship with self, others, and the world around us, are explored through a curious, somatic/body focused, and compassionate process using mindfulness and experiment.
I am a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist and a Registered Psychologist. I am honoured to walk with clients through their healing related to anxiety, trauma, attachment, and reproductive mental health, and caregiving stress and burn-out. Therapy helps a client to improve awareness and empowerment; develop resources and regulation; explore patterns of relationship with self and with others; process wounds and trauma; strengthen voice; cultivate authentic self-worth, and embody deep & enduring curiosity.
Life-events, habits and core beliefs which impact our relationship with self, others, and the world around us, are explored through a curious, somatic/body focused, and compassionate process using mindfulness and experiment.
I am a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist and a Registered Psychologist. I am honoured to walk with clients through their healing related to anxiety, trauma, attachment, and reproductive mental health, and caregiving stress and burn-out. Therapy helps a client to improve awareness and empowerment; develop resources and regulation; explore patterns of relationship with self and with others; process wounds and trauma; strengthen voice; cultivate authentic self-worth, and embody deep & enduring curiosity.
(587) 840-6019 View (587) 840-6019
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Daniel Moir
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5K  (Online Only)
I integrate elements of various modalities including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural and mindfulness-based depending on the individual's unique circumstances.
During my career I have been fortunate enough to help countless individuals create meaningful change. In addition to my private practice, I am currently employed in outpatient psychiatry where I treat personality disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment/relationship issues and anger. I believe in a holistic approach to treatment, addressing issues on the cognitive, emotional and social levels. Together, we will develop insight into the causes of current day issues and find more adaptive ways of coping.
I integrate elements of various modalities including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural and mindfulness-based depending on the individual's unique circumstances.
During my career I have been fortunate enough to help countless individuals create meaningful change. In addition to my private practice, I am currently employed in outpatient psychiatry where I treat personality disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment/relationship issues and anger. I believe in a holistic approach to treatment, addressing issues on the cognitive, emotional and social levels. Together, we will develop insight into the causes of current day issues and find more adaptive ways of coping.
(587) 801-8066 View (587) 801-8066
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Sara Zeldenrust
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5N
Do you feel overwhelmed, drained, or disconnected? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, chronic stress, managing pain, or expressing yourself in relationships? I would like to offer you compassion and support. Drawing from my 20 years of experience working with diverse clients and using approaches such as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR and Solution-Focused Therapy, we can collaborate to tailor an approach that works for your unique situation.
Do you feel overwhelmed, drained, or disconnected? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, chronic stress, managing pain, or expressing yourself in relationships? I would like to offer you compassion and support. Drawing from my 20 years of experience working with diverse clients and using approaches such as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR and Solution-Focused Therapy, we can collaborate to tailor an approach that works for your unique situation.
(587) 741-6071 View (587) 741-6071
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Robert Cey Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5K
The emphasis of my practice is on working with adults, both individually and in groups, and I strive to engage with each person in a collaborative and holistic process of growth and change. I use a variety of theories and interventions, always working to find the best fit between the unique individual, the issues they face, and one or more proven, research-based approaches. My therapeutic style includes Cognitive-Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment, Solution-Focused, Reality, mindfulness-based, and Hypnotherapies. I have worked with clients dealing with such issues as depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, addictions, and grief and loss.
The emphasis of my practice is on working with adults, both individually and in groups, and I strive to engage with each person in a collaborative and holistic process of growth and change. I use a variety of theories and interventions, always working to find the best fit between the unique individual, the issues they face, and one or more proven, research-based approaches. My therapeutic style includes Cognitive-Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment, Solution-Focused, Reality, mindfulness-based, and Hypnotherapies. I have worked with clients dealing with such issues as depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, addictions, and grief and loss.
(587) 818-5203 View (587) 818-5203
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Lenka Matuska
Psychologist, BA, MACP, RPsych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5V
From time to time everyone experiences periods of conflict, stress, anxiety, grief, and sadness; and we know how hard life can be! Feeling overwhelmed and paralyzed with these emotions, and noticing limitations in our abilities to function may indicate we need to talk to a professional! While trained in multiple therapy modalities such as Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, EFT and others; I combine and tailor these for a collaborative, strength-based, and personalized experience within an interactive approach.
From time to time everyone experiences periods of conflict, stress, anxiety, grief, and sadness; and we know how hard life can be! Feeling overwhelmed and paralyzed with these emotions, and noticing limitations in our abilities to function may indicate we need to talk to a professional! While trained in multiple therapy modalities such as Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, EFT and others; I combine and tailor these for a collaborative, strength-based, and personalized experience within an interactive approach.
(587) 855-6553 View (587) 855-6553
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Nicole Donovan
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, MC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6X
I offer an integrative approach to counseling which includes art therapy, attachment-based therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness, narrative therapy, play therapy, sand tray therapy, and somatic interventions.
Are you noticing that it's harder to get out of bed in the morning? or that your children are struggling to cope? I'm here to help you. I work to support children, youth, and adults with unique and diverse needs. I have a passion for working with children/youth dealing with stress, anxiety, mood disorders, bullying, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and trauma.
I offer an integrative approach to counseling which includes art therapy, attachment-based therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness, narrative therapy, play therapy, sand tray therapy, and somatic interventions.
Are you noticing that it's harder to get out of bed in the morning? or that your children are struggling to cope? I'm here to help you. I work to support children, youth, and adults with unique and diverse needs. I have a passion for working with children/youth dealing with stress, anxiety, mood disorders, bullying, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and trauma.
(587) 608-5596 View (587) 608-5596
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Alora Michelle Kyllo
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA, BA
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
I incorporate themes of mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and ACT.
I truly believe that one of the most important factors that determines therapeutic success is a strong therapeutic alliance- as such, I encourage everyone to come as you are and be your authentic self and I will do the same. A goal of mine is to provide a safe space, free of judgement, where we can work together to help reach your personal goals! I like to tailor my approach to each individual and incorporate a lot of collaboration to ensure that each client’s goals and intents are heard and addressed in ways that best suit them.
I incorporate themes of mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and ACT.
I truly believe that one of the most important factors that determines therapeutic success is a strong therapeutic alliance- as such, I encourage everyone to come as you are and be your authentic self and I will do the same. A goal of mine is to provide a safe space, free of judgement, where we can work together to help reach your personal goals! I like to tailor my approach to each individual and incorporate a lot of collaboration to ensure that each client’s goals and intents are heard and addressed in ways that best suit them.
(587) 741-0816 View (587) 741-0816
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Nimir Raval
Registered Social Worker, MSW,RSW, ACC-ICF
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
I use key principles of NLP, hypnotherapy, developmental psychology, life coaching, EFT and mindfulness training to help people live healthier, happier and more relaxed life.
Master your mind, overcome your fear and reclaim your power. I provide coaching, counselling, psycho-education, and strategies to help you process and move forward to bolster your life happiness, inner peace and success in life transitions or behaviours of concern. I follow a neurodivergent affirming, person-centred, strengths-based and trauma-informed approach to helping people in a flow model approach.
I use key principles of NLP, hypnotherapy, developmental psychology, life coaching, EFT and mindfulness training to help people live healthier, happier and more relaxed life.
Master your mind, overcome your fear and reclaim your power. I provide coaching, counselling, psycho-education, and strategies to help you process and move forward to bolster your life happiness, inner peace and success in life transitions or behaviours of concern. I follow a neurodivergent affirming, person-centred, strengths-based and trauma-informed approach to helping people in a flow model approach.
(587) 816-2423 View (587) 816-2423
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Margo Devaney
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5H  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am dedicated to evidence-based clinical psychology, focusing on PTSD and related disorders, principally employing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as my therapeutic approaches.
As a Registered Psychologist serving Alberta, I specialize in assisting individuals coping with trauma, anxiety, panic, grief, sleep disturbances, depression, chronic pain, and stress. My practice extends to a diverse clientele including first responder families, military personnel, veterans, and the general public. I collaborate with organizations such as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), and the Worker’s Compensation Board (WCB). Since 2020, I have been part of the team at the Centre for Post-traumatic Stress and Anxiety Treatment (CPSAT) in Edmonton, Alberta.
I am dedicated to evidence-based clinical psychology, focusing on PTSD and related disorders, principally employing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as my therapeutic approaches.
As a Registered Psychologist serving Alberta, I specialize in assisting individuals coping with trauma, anxiety, panic, grief, sleep disturbances, depression, chronic pain, and stress. My practice extends to a diverse clientele including first responder families, military personnel, veterans, and the general public. I collaborate with organizations such as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), and the Worker’s Compensation Board (WCB). Since 2020, I have been part of the team at the Centre for Post-traumatic Stress and Anxiety Treatment (CPSAT) in Edmonton, Alberta.
(587) 415-7654 View (587) 415-7654
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Agitha Valiakalayil
Psychologist, MSc, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6H
, cognitive-behavioural, interpersonal, acceptance and commitment, mindfulness) to assist clients in recovering from mental health challenges.
Are you needing a bit more light in your life? I believe all people possess that inner spark to create meaningful and positive change in their lives. My goal is to help you access those inner resources and provide the support, tools, and guidance to maximize your growth. As a doctoral-trained clinical psychologist, I bring a breadth of skills and perspectives to help you see your challenges differently and support the process of self-discovery. Of particular interest, I actively support young professionals and health providers to thrive in increasingly challenging work contexts so they can continue to be of service to others.
, cognitive-behavioural, interpersonal, acceptance and commitment, mindfulness) to assist clients in recovering from mental health challenges.
Are you needing a bit more light in your life? I believe all people possess that inner spark to create meaningful and positive change in their lives. My goal is to help you access those inner resources and provide the support, tools, and guidance to maximize your growth. As a doctoral-trained clinical psychologist, I bring a breadth of skills and perspectives to help you see your challenges differently and support the process of self-discovery. Of particular interest, I actively support young professionals and health providers to thrive in increasingly challenging work contexts so they can continue to be of service to others.
(855) 737-3654 View (855) 737-3654
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Mikyla Cleary
Psychologist, BA, MC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6X
My therapeutic orientation is a mix of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), as well as utilizing self-compassion, mindfulness and strength based approaches.
I am a compassionate and empathic Psychologist who truly believes that all people have the strengths and abilities to bring about change in their own lives and are an expert in their own lived experience. I specialize in working with children and adults who experience concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, ADHD, behavioural issues, emotional regulation concerns, self-esteem, body positivity, and trauma. I also enjoy working with parents and families.
My therapeutic orientation is a mix of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), as well as utilizing self-compassion, mindfulness and strength based approaches.
I am a compassionate and empathic Psychologist who truly believes that all people have the strengths and abilities to bring about change in their own lives and are an expert in their own lived experience. I specialize in working with children and adults who experience concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, ADHD, behavioural issues, emotional regulation concerns, self-esteem, body positivity, and trauma. I also enjoy working with parents and families.
(587) 848-3716 View (587) 848-3716
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Kenneth A Guye
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5M
Kenneth’s strengths-based approach is informed by a variety of modalities including Narrative Therapy, Attachment Theory, Play Therapy with children, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Kenneth has worked with families and individuals across the lifespan in a variety of settings for over a decade. These include Child and Family Services, Correctional Services, post-secondary education, the health care system, legal aid, the Alberta public education system, and several other social services organizations. He has a proven track record working with individuals and families experiencing multidimensional and complex challenges relating to trauma/PTSD, depression, family conflict, anxiety, behavioral problems, mental health conditions, emotional dysregulation, and addictions.
Kenneth’s strengths-based approach is informed by a variety of modalities including Narrative Therapy, Attachment Theory, Play Therapy with children, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Kenneth has worked with families and individuals across the lifespan in a variety of settings for over a decade. These include Child and Family Services, Correctional Services, post-secondary education, the health care system, legal aid, the Alberta public education system, and several other social services organizations. He has a proven track record working with individuals and families experiencing multidimensional and complex challenges relating to trauma/PTSD, depression, family conflict, anxiety, behavioral problems, mental health conditions, emotional dysregulation, and addictions.
(587) 605-7502 View (587) 605-7502
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Michele Angeline Theoret
Psychologist, MACP, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6X
Waitlist for new clients
I utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities including mindfulness, yoga, somatic, compassion-focused therapy, EMDR therapy, Sports Psychology, DBT, and Gottman couples therapy, in order to support individuals in being more connected, current, and creative in their relationship with themselves and the world.
I help clients shift from just surviving into thriving; realigning with who and how they want to be instead of being hijacked by outdated narratives as a result of past experiences. My focus is on creating safe trauma-informed spaces and inspiring a compassionate curiosity about "who am I?" "How did I get to this point?" "What else might be possible?". I have always been fascinated with how our experiences shape us and how we may discover meaning and inspiration. During this quest I have worked as a strength & conditioning coach, yoga teacher, and counsellor and these experiences have uniquely shaped how I show up as a therapist.
I utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities including mindfulness, yoga, somatic, compassion-focused therapy, EMDR therapy, Sports Psychology, DBT, and Gottman couples therapy, in order to support individuals in being more connected, current, and creative in their relationship with themselves and the world.
I help clients shift from just surviving into thriving; realigning with who and how they want to be instead of being hijacked by outdated narratives as a result of past experiences. My focus is on creating safe trauma-informed spaces and inspiring a compassionate curiosity about "who am I?" "How did I get to this point?" "What else might be possible?". I have always been fascinated with how our experiences shape us and how we may discover meaning and inspiration. During this quest I have worked as a strength & conditioning coach, yoga teacher, and counsellor and these experiences have uniquely shaped how I show up as a therapist.
(587) 803-4418 View (587) 803-4418
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Gerard MacLellan - Pathway Psychology
Psychologist, BA, BEd, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
I take an integrated approach, drawing on numerous well-established modes of therapy, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused, Mindfulness, and, for clients who have experienced trauma, I also integrate EMDR.
Now providing both in person and online sessions. ---- Welcome, I work collaboratively with clients on a broad range of topics - ranging from anxiety and depression, to addictions and grief counselling as well as relationship counselling, workplace and career anxiety, and general life improvement and overall wellness management. I work with individuals, couples, adults and children. My first goal is to listen to you and truly understand your concerns. As a registered psychologist I consult with other professionals, including doctors and psychiatrists when necessary to ensure the best possible treatment and care for my clients.
I take an integrated approach, drawing on numerous well-established modes of therapy, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused, Mindfulness, and, for clients who have experienced trauma, I also integrate EMDR.
Now providing both in person and online sessions. ---- Welcome, I work collaboratively with clients on a broad range of topics - ranging from anxiety and depression, to addictions and grief counselling as well as relationship counselling, workplace and career anxiety, and general life improvement and overall wellness management. I work with individuals, couples, adults and children. My first goal is to listen to you and truly understand your concerns. As a registered psychologist I consult with other professionals, including doctors and psychiatrists when necessary to ensure the best possible treatment and care for my clients.
(587) 800-4868 View (587) 800-4868
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Chantal Rose
Psychologist, MACP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6C
Since no single therapeutic approach is suited to everyone or ever situation, I use my training in various modalities such as EMDR, Solution Focused, Person Centred, and Mindfulness.
My greatest passion is to bring healing and foster resilience to people who have been through a traumatic or stressful experience. I have over 20 years of experience, working directly with children, adults and families from various cultures, building empathy and providing nonjudgemental support to help people with addictions, depression, anxiety and grief. Currently I see individuals 13 years to 80 years old.
Since no single therapeutic approach is suited to everyone or ever situation, I use my training in various modalities such as EMDR, Solution Focused, Person Centred, and Mindfulness.
My greatest passion is to bring healing and foster resilience to people who have been through a traumatic or stressful experience. I have over 20 years of experience, working directly with children, adults and families from various cultures, building empathy and providing nonjudgemental support to help people with addictions, depression, anxiety and grief. Currently I see individuals 13 years to 80 years old.
(825) 797-0404 View (825) 797-0404
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Ryan Hoard
Psychologist, MA, R Psych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5S  (Online Only)
Key features of my practice include self-reflection, balance, acceptance, mindfulness, and importantly, supportive and collaborative relationships.
I work with adults and youth from diverse backgrounds who are faced with a variety of mental health and social concerns. Specifically, I specialize in the social-emotional issues of trauma, depression and anxiety. Life can already be challenging, but worry, stress, fear, doubt, guilt, sadness, frustration, or disappointment, well... that makes it rough. It is my belief that we have the resources to effectively manage the challenges that we are confronted by. We might just need a reminder about what those strengths and skills are. And it couldn't hurt to learn a new technique or two to improve our wellness.
Key features of my practice include self-reflection, balance, acceptance, mindfulness, and importantly, supportive and collaborative relationships.
I work with adults and youth from diverse backgrounds who are faced with a variety of mental health and social concerns. Specifically, I specialize in the social-emotional issues of trauma, depression and anxiety. Life can already be challenging, but worry, stress, fear, doubt, guilt, sadness, frustration, or disappointment, well... that makes it rough. It is my belief that we have the resources to effectively manage the challenges that we are confronted by. We might just need a reminder about what those strengths and skills are. And it couldn't hurt to learn a new technique or two to improve our wellness.
(587) 402-4329 View (587) 402-4329
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Tianna Mapstone
Counsellor, MPS-AT, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
I am passionate about supporting individuals and families to overcome pain/trauma and work towards wholeness, healing, and ultimately building lives that express their full potential. I specialize in working with children/youth, and adults affected by trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, suicide, depression, ADHD, low self esteem, as well as those healing from abuse in relationships. I work collaboratively with clients to create goals and develop road maps for healing, and to create a safe and non-judgmental space for healing to occur. I use an ecclectic approach including: talk therapy, Art Therapy, DBT, EMDR and mindfulness/somatic.
I am passionate about supporting individuals and families to overcome pain/trauma and work towards wholeness, healing, and ultimately building lives that express their full potential. I specialize in working with children/youth, and adults affected by trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, suicide, depression, ADHD, low self esteem, as well as those healing from abuse in relationships. I work collaboratively with clients to create goals and develop road maps for healing, and to create a safe and non-judgmental space for healing to occur. I use an ecclectic approach including: talk therapy, Art Therapy, DBT, EMDR and mindfulness/somatic.
(587) 816-4811 View (587) 816-4811
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Michelle Cherniawsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RCSW, CHT
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6C
My therapeutic approaches include solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, Hakomi body-centered therapy, emotionally focused therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
Recognizing that it takes courage to reach out for help, I provide a safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment to nurture healing, learn new skills and foster hope. I love helping people to connect with their own strengths in order to make the changes they desire. My approach is one of compassion, respect and a fundamental belief in the goodness of people.
My therapeutic approaches include solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, Hakomi body-centered therapy, emotionally focused therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
Recognizing that it takes courage to reach out for help, I provide a safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment to nurture healing, learn new skills and foster hope. I love helping people to connect with their own strengths in order to make the changes they desire. My approach is one of compassion, respect and a fundamental belief in the goodness of people.
(780) 439-5683 x215 View (780) 439-5683 x215
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Tania Joy Jacobs
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych, CHT
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
The Hakomi method uses mindfulness to uncover clients' negative beliefs about the self, their relationships, or the world through body sensations, emotions, memories and imagery.
I want to help you find your "joie de vivre" (joy in living) and empower you to be your best self! I am a Registered Psychologist certified in Hakomi mindfulness-centered somatic psychotherapy and EMDR. I particularly enjoy helping clients change problematic patterns in their lives and become more self-compassionate. I believe clients have the inner wisdom they need to change and heal, but may need a supportive environment in which to access and practice it. I am also a Grief Recovery Method specialist. If you are dealing with unresolved pain due to any kind of loss or transition, contact me for more information.
The Hakomi method uses mindfulness to uncover clients' negative beliefs about the self, their relationships, or the world through body sensations, emotions, memories and imagery.
I want to help you find your "joie de vivre" (joy in living) and empower you to be your best self! I am a Registered Psychologist certified in Hakomi mindfulness-centered somatic psychotherapy and EMDR. I particularly enjoy helping clients change problematic patterns in their lives and become more self-compassionate. I believe clients have the inner wisdom they need to change and heal, but may need a supportive environment in which to access and practice it. I am also a Grief Recovery Method specialist. If you are dealing with unresolved pain due to any kind of loss or transition, contact me for more information.
(587) 602-2386 View (587) 602-2386
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Jessa Marcenko
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP, BSc
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6X
I enjoy supporting children, teens and adults towards their goals. I like helping adults and teens to get out of the cycle that has been keeping them from thriving. I hope to provide care that will help you through your struggles, often by using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) interventions, Self-Havening techniques and Self-Compassion.
I enjoy supporting children, teens and adults towards their goals. I like helping adults and teens to get out of the cycle that has been keeping them from thriving. I hope to provide care that will help you through your struggles, often by using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) interventions, Self-Havening techniques and Self-Compassion.
(587) 850-3380 View (587) 850-3380

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Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counsellors

How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy work?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy originated in the work of John Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He developed mindfulness-based stress reduction, which is a technique found in yoga and meditation. MBCT is a combination of this type of stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy; it essentially quiets emotional distress through mindfulness, utilizing proper breathing and meditation. These techniques aim to bring the individual into the present moment when in a state of distress.

When do I know if I need treatment with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

If an individual’s mind is filled with emotional distress and general negativity, the person may feel trapped. A mindfulness-based cognitive therapist can help a person change their thinking patterns as well as their behaviour through calm acceptance and compassion. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

This therapy often takes place in group sessions. A therapist will work with the group as well as with each individual. Meditation and breathing exercises are core practices that aim to invite inquiry and discovery into a person’s troubled mental state. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviours and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more realistic way. This therapy is supportive, accepting, and warm.

Is mindfulness-based cognitive therapy effective?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with major depressive disorder have benefitted from this type of therapy; the person accepts their distressed thoughts and also moves into healthier patterns of thinking. This therapy also aims to move an individual away from automatic negative responses. This type of therapy can bring a person lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioural habits.