Self-Harming Therapists in Grande Prairie, AB

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Melinda Kunyi
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grande Prairie, AB T8V  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Melinda Kunyi and I am a Registered Psychologist working at ARCH Psychological Services. I obtained my Master of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. I utilize Solution Focused Therapy along with other modalities such as Emotion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, EMDR and Mindfulness based therapies. I see the uniqueness of each situation and the uniqueness of each individual. Through this I believe in tailoring therapy based on individual needs. Going on a healing journey with a client is an honour and privilege.
Welcome! My name is Melinda Kunyi and I am a Registered Psychologist working at ARCH Psychological Services. I obtained my Master of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. I utilize Solution Focused Therapy along with other modalities such as Emotion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, EMDR and Mindfulness based therapies. I see the uniqueness of each situation and the uniqueness of each individual. Through this I believe in tailoring therapy based on individual needs. Going on a healing journey with a client is an honour and privilege.
(587) 803-6966 View (587) 803-6966
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Cassandra Alexopoulos
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Grande Prairie, AB T8V
Waitlist for new clients
Hello there! I am a Registered Psychologist and the owner of Evolve Counselling Services Ltd. and I am a passionate advocate for mental health and wellness. I hold a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. Since 2019, I have held multiple positions in the addictions and mental health field where I worked primarily with adult populations. In private practice, I work primarily with individual adults to address a variety of concerns including addiction, stress, grief and loss, self-perception, mindfulness, interpersonal relationships, depression, and anxiety. I also provide couples therapy.
Hello there! I am a Registered Psychologist and the owner of Evolve Counselling Services Ltd. and I am a passionate advocate for mental health and wellness. I hold a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. Since 2019, I have held multiple positions in the addictions and mental health field where I worked primarily with adult populations. In private practice, I work primarily with individual adults to address a variety of concerns including addiction, stress, grief and loss, self-perception, mindfulness, interpersonal relationships, depression, and anxiety. I also provide couples therapy.
(587) 912-0214 View (587) 912-0214
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Integrative Psychological Services
Psychologist, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grande Prairie, AB T8V  (Online Only)
With over 25 years of experience as a therapist for both individuals and couples, I have highly specialized training in treating a variety mental health concerns and trauma related distress, including PTSD. When working with people, I utilize a strength-based person-centred approach, while incorporating a neurobiological framework. It is important to me that clients feel a sense of comfort, trust, and the necessary challenge when meeting their own goals. I believes it is important to respond to emotional stress from a mind-body perspective to achieve personal well-being.
With over 25 years of experience as a therapist for both individuals and couples, I have highly specialized training in treating a variety mental health concerns and trauma related distress, including PTSD. When working with people, I utilize a strength-based person-centred approach, while incorporating a neurobiological framework. It is important to me that clients feel a sense of comfort, trust, and the necessary challenge when meeting their own goals. I believes it is important to respond to emotional stress from a mind-body perspective to achieve personal well-being.
(844) 334-7176 View (844) 334-7176
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Soul Psychology
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grande Prairie, AB T8V
My name is Sara and I started Soul Psychology to provide support to those who need a little or a lot. It can be hard to reach out. You may just need someone to talk to or you may be looking for answers. Whatever is weighing you down in life, we can sift through it and help guide you toward what you are hoping for in life. I also have a mental health therapist working with me on my team. At a reduce rate, you can work with Megan Shmyr. She has a passion for helping those who are struggling with Eating Disorders or other life stressors.
My name is Sara and I started Soul Psychology to provide support to those who need a little or a lot. It can be hard to reach out. You may just need someone to talk to or you may be looking for answers. Whatever is weighing you down in life, we can sift through it and help guide you toward what you are hoping for in life. I also have a mental health therapist working with me on my team. At a reduce rate, you can work with Megan Shmyr. She has a passion for helping those who are struggling with Eating Disorders or other life stressors.
(587) 418-5069 View (587) 418-5069
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Nicole Lalonde
Counsellor, MA, CCC, CAP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grande Prairie, AB T8V
Accepting New Clients. I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. I have been providing clinical services to both adults and youth since 2008. Specialized focus in substance use and mental health. Also one of my passions is supporting and working with the LGBTQ2 community.
Accepting New Clients. I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. I have been providing clinical services to both adults and youth since 2008. Specialized focus in substance use and mental health. Also one of my passions is supporting and working with the LGBTQ2 community.
(825) 250-3381 View (825) 250-3381
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Calming Energy Counselling
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grande Prairie, AB T8V
Waitlist for new clients
My practice is currently focused primarily on children and teenagers. I am accepting adult clients only for Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR) and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). I am a Registered Psychologist offering counselling services in Grande Prairie, Alberta or online. I provide individual counselling for a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, abuse, self-esteem, grief/loss, and anger.
My practice is currently focused primarily on children and teenagers. I am accepting adult clients only for Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR) and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). I am a Registered Psychologist offering counselling services in Grande Prairie, Alberta or online. I provide individual counselling for a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, abuse, self-esteem, grief/loss, and anger.
(587) 202-9588 View (587) 202-9588
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Ashley Sabados
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Grande Prairie, AB T8V
I am a Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta. I bring a unique blend of expertise, empathy, and dedication to the field of psychology and is committed to fostering positive change and supporting individuals through various challenges. I skillfully blend humor, compassion and warmth to create an uplifting and empathetic therapeutic experience which is informed by my experience working with individuals within the justice system and social services sector in both Canada and the United States.
I am a Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta. I bring a unique blend of expertise, empathy, and dedication to the field of psychology and is committed to fostering positive change and supporting individuals through various challenges. I skillfully blend humor, compassion and warmth to create an uplifting and empathetic therapeutic experience which is informed by my experience working with individuals within the justice system and social services sector in both Canada and the United States.
(587) 317-3354 View (587) 317-3354
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Solutions Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Grande Prairie, AB T8V
Struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship difficulties? Overwhelmed by stress, uncertainty, or a lack of direction in life? Want to understand yourself better, develop healthier coping strategies, and build resilience in the face of adversity? Seeking support to improve your relationships, whether it's with your partner, family members, or friends? Reach out today to embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation Your well-being is my priority.
Struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship difficulties? Overwhelmed by stress, uncertainty, or a lack of direction in life? Want to understand yourself better, develop healthier coping strategies, and build resilience in the face of adversity? Seeking support to improve your relationships, whether it's with your partner, family members, or friends? Reach out today to embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation Your well-being is my priority.
(587) 812-4759 View (587) 812-4759
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Journey Therapy Services
Counsellor, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
Grande Prairie, AB T8V
Life can be challenging and it may feel like you are not sure how to move forward. Asking for help can be the first step to finding direction. I can work with you to gain the skills and insight that can help you succeed. Perhaps you have been feeling anxious or depressed and you do not know why or what to do about it; or you struggle in your relationships with others; or maybe you are feeling lost after major life events. You do not have to figure it out alone.
Life can be challenging and it may feel like you are not sure how to move forward. Asking for help can be the first step to finding direction. I can work with you to gain the skills and insight that can help you succeed. Perhaps you have been feeling anxious or depressed and you do not know why or what to do about it; or you struggle in your relationships with others; or maybe you are feeling lost after major life events. You do not have to figure it out alone.
(587) 850-0639 View (587) 850-0639
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Katrina Rodacker
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grande Prairie, AB T8V
Accepting new clients aged 8+ and offering direct-billing! Do you feel like you don't know where to even begin? Therapy can feel intimidating, but it shouldn't be another thing to worry about. I have a general practice where I support clients with trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, addictions, self-esteem, stress, relationship concerns, disordered eating, and more. I specialized in forensics, which adds a unique expertise in the legal system and court involvement. I am trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), CBT, DBT, Positive Psychology, Emotion Focussed Therapy, and more.
Accepting new clients aged 8+ and offering direct-billing! Do you feel like you don't know where to even begin? Therapy can feel intimidating, but it shouldn't be another thing to worry about. I have a general practice where I support clients with trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, addictions, self-esteem, stress, relationship concerns, disordered eating, and more. I specialized in forensics, which adds a unique expertise in the legal system and court involvement. I am trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), CBT, DBT, Positive Psychology, Emotion Focussed Therapy, and more.
(587) 318-3568 View (587) 318-3568
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Megan Shmyr
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MS, BA
Verified Verified
Grande Prairie, AB T8V
Hello there! I am dedicated to fostering growth and well-being in individuals and families facing various psychological challenges. I provide a safe and empathetic space to explore emotions and experiences. I firmly believe that social and behavioral challenges stem from emotional dysregulation and buried pain and trauma. I pride myself on providing expertise for the prevention and treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating patterns.
Hello there! I am dedicated to fostering growth and well-being in individuals and families facing various psychological challenges. I provide a safe and empathetic space to explore emotions and experiences. I firmly believe that social and behavioral challenges stem from emotional dysregulation and buried pain and trauma. I pride myself on providing expertise for the prevention and treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating patterns.
(587) 806-4687 View (587) 806-4687
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Ashley Driedger
Psychologist, MSc, Psyc
Verified Verified
Grande Prairie, AB T8V
Waitlist for new clients
Life can get hard, but you and your child don’t have to face it alone! I am a child and teen psychologist. My approach to therapy is founded in development, play, and collaboration with all parts of a young person’s life. I specialize in utilizing play based therapy for children to process through life’s challenges. For teens, I provide CBT, DBT, and narrative modalities with a passion for building connection! I also provide psychoeducational assessments for ages 4 through 17.
Life can get hard, but you and your child don’t have to face it alone! I am a child and teen psychologist. My approach to therapy is founded in development, play, and collaboration with all parts of a young person’s life. I specialize in utilizing play based therapy for children to process through life’s challenges. For teens, I provide CBT, DBT, and narrative modalities with a passion for building connection! I also provide psychoeducational assessments for ages 4 through 17.
(587) 803-3331 View (587) 803-3331
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S. Bain Counselling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RCSW, NATC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Grande Prairie, AB T8V
Saara is an experienced Clinical Social Worker (RCSW) and addictions counsellor with a rich background in various settings, including residential treatment, adult outpatient, and medical detox. Her passion lies in aiding not only individuals struggling with addiction but also their families and friends who form a crucial support network. Saara firmly believes in the potential of every individual, couple, and family to overcome adversity and effect enduring change. Her mission is to cultivate a safe, non-judgmental environment where clients can freely express themselves.
Saara is an experienced Clinical Social Worker (RCSW) and addictions counsellor with a rich background in various settings, including residential treatment, adult outpatient, and medical detox. Her passion lies in aiding not only individuals struggling with addiction but also their families and friends who form a crucial support network. Saara firmly believes in the potential of every individual, couple, and family to overcome adversity and effect enduring change. Her mission is to cultivate a safe, non-judgmental environment where clients can freely express themselves.
(780) 518-7133 View (780) 518-7133
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BEyond Therapy Counselling & Holistic Services
Counsellor, BEd, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grande Prairie, AB T8V
Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed? Are you trying your best to cope with life’s challenges but feel like you’re going in circles and cannot seem to gain momentum? Do you want to feel differently or make changes but you’re not even sure where to start? I provide a straight-forward, compassionate and judgement-free space where you can tell your story and embark on your journey of detanglement, self-discovery and healing. You will be supported, encouraged and empowered so that you can manage stress, reframe thoughts, interrupt unhelpful patterns, transform relationships and address your suffering from a place of strength.
Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed? Are you trying your best to cope with life’s challenges but feel like you’re going in circles and cannot seem to gain momentum? Do you want to feel differently or make changes but you’re not even sure where to start? I provide a straight-forward, compassionate and judgement-free space where you can tell your story and embark on your journey of detanglement, self-discovery and healing. You will be supported, encouraged and empowered so that you can manage stress, reframe thoughts, interrupt unhelpful patterns, transform relationships and address your suffering from a place of strength.
(587) 800-3322 View (587) 800-3322
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Amanda Unsworth
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grande Prairie, AB T8V
I enjoy helping people learn about themselves, develop compassion, boundaries, and tools that enrich their lives, and relationships, and help them reach their goals. This can be done with counselling, assessments, and family sessions, depending on the client's goal. I have a particular interest in neurodiversity assessment and support. This includes Autism, ADHD, and sensory processing. I also enjoy working with people to achieve their parenting and relationship goals and manage emotional regulation.
I enjoy helping people learn about themselves, develop compassion, boundaries, and tools that enrich their lives, and relationships, and help them reach their goals. This can be done with counselling, assessments, and family sessions, depending on the client's goal. I have a particular interest in neurodiversity assessment and support. This includes Autism, ADHD, and sensory processing. I also enjoy working with people to achieve their parenting and relationship goals and manage emotional regulation.
(587) 844-0730 View (587) 844-0730
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Dawn Jaravata
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Grande Prairie, AB T8V
I will be working with adults, mandated clients, youth, and families. Whether your presenting concern is Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Emotional dysregulation, Behavioral instability-addictions, disordered eating, avoidant or impulsive, Relationship conflict, Self-perception, I am confident that working together, you will progress into your authentic self. I recognize in therapy one size does not fit all; therefore, I will adapt my therapeutic interventions to fir to your personality, needs, and preferences.
I will be working with adults, mandated clients, youth, and families. Whether your presenting concern is Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Emotional dysregulation, Behavioral instability-addictions, disordered eating, avoidant or impulsive, Relationship conflict, Self-perception, I am confident that working together, you will progress into your authentic self. I recognize in therapy one size does not fit all; therefore, I will adapt my therapeutic interventions to fir to your personality, needs, and preferences.
(587) 608-5450 View (587) 608-5450
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Lotus Therapeutic Services Ltd
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grande Prairie, AB T8V
Accepting clients; evening and weekend appts available. Jenn at Lotus provide a confidential, compassionate and non-judgemental space where, collaboratively, she supports you on your journey to wellness. Through a genuine, client-centered, strengths-based approach, Jenn supports individuals who are experiencing a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, grief and relationship issues by helping clients find inner strength to create positive, healthy changes based on their identified goals. Jenn will support you using a number of tools and theories including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
Accepting clients; evening and weekend appts available. Jenn at Lotus provide a confidential, compassionate and non-judgemental space where, collaboratively, she supports you on your journey to wellness. Through a genuine, client-centered, strengths-based approach, Jenn supports individuals who are experiencing a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, grief and relationship issues by helping clients find inner strength to create positive, healthy changes based on their identified goals. Jenn will support you using a number of tools and theories including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
(587) 857-5154 View (587) 857-5154
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Samantha Kemp
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grande Prairie, AB T8V
I place paramount importance on providing psychological services in a safe, empathic, and non-judgmental environment, where I collaborate with clients on their change and healing journey. I practice integrative psychotherapy, tailoring my approach to meet the individual needs of my clients. Mindfulness, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Gestalt Therapy are my passions, and I have completed extensive training with the Child Trauma Academy. I firmly believe in the power of connection, compassion, and education to promote mental wellness.
I place paramount importance on providing psychological services in a safe, empathic, and non-judgmental environment, where I collaborate with clients on their change and healing journey. I practice integrative psychotherapy, tailoring my approach to meet the individual needs of my clients. Mindfulness, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Gestalt Therapy are my passions, and I have completed extensive training with the Child Trauma Academy. I firmly believe in the power of connection, compassion, and education to promote mental wellness.
(587) 602-5649 View (587) 602-5649
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Demica Pusch
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MSc, BA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grande Prairie, AB T8V
Demica holds a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology, with distinction. Through the years she has gained experience working with a trauma-informed lens related to intimate partner violence, mental health, trauma, homelessness initiatives, substance use, depression, anxiety, and grief and loss.
Demica holds a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology, with distinction. Through the years she has gained experience working with a trauma-informed lens related to intimate partner violence, mental health, trauma, homelessness initiatives, substance use, depression, anxiety, and grief and loss.
(587) 849-0698 View (587) 849-0698
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Tenille Millsap
Counsellor, CCC, MA, BSc, BEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grande Prairie, AB T8V
Hello! I’m passionate about supporting individuals and couples with a variety of concerns—always with the understanding that you are the expert of your own life. Together, I’ll work with you in establishing and moving towards your personalized therapeutic goals. I believe the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important determinants in achieving outcomes and therefore, with an awareness of your time and investment, I strive to create a compassionate, non-judgmental, and supportive environment that is conducive to achieving positive change in your life.
Hello! I’m passionate about supporting individuals and couples with a variety of concerns—always with the understanding that you are the expert of your own life. Together, I’ll work with you in establishing and moving towards your personalized therapeutic goals. I believe the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important determinants in achieving outcomes and therefore, with an awareness of your time and investment, I strive to create a compassionate, non-judgmental, and supportive environment that is conducive to achieving positive change in your life.
(587) 209-2751 View (587) 209-2751

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Self-Harming Counsellors

How does therapy for self-harm work?

A person may turn to self-injury so that they can distract themselves from their stress, depression, anxiety, or upsetting circumstances. Therapy can address the cause of an individual’s suffering. A therapist can help a person understand why they may want to self-harm and help the person learn new methods of coping. A person may have poor emotion regulation, and treatment such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is helpful for breaking this behaviour. In addition, treatment such as dialectical behaviour therapy can help a person manage their tolerance of distress.

Which therapies are best for self-harm?

Specific approaches used by professionals include cognitive behavioural, dialectical behaviour, psychodynamic, and mentalisation-based therapies, among others. Cognitive behavioural and dialectical behaviour therapies are common approaches for people who have painful thoughts and past traumas. These therapies help an individual cope with distress, regulate emotions, and manage impulsive urges.

Does the tendency to self-harm mean the person is suicidal?

Having this urge does not mean the individual suffers from suicidal ideation. People who want to self-injure look to distract or alleviate themselves from the pain they are experiencing. People with suicidal tendencies want to end life altogether. However, this does not mean a person with the intent to self-harm will not attempt suicide.

How often and how long are therapy sessions for self-harm?

As with any type of therapy, sessions depend on the individual. Clients may see improvement within 20 sessions, at an average of 50 minutes per session, while others may opt for 20 to 30 sessions over, maybe, a six-month period. People, especially those with co-occurring conditions like depression and anxiety, may need to continue therapy for up to 12 to 18 months.