Life is a journey and, along the way to your destination, you may get lost and confused. There may be turbulence, storm, or darkness that may cause you to stumble and be overwhelmed. Life is full of complications and there are times when we are distressed and unable to cope. I offer my services during these difficult times. With my years of experience and extensive training, I can deliver integrative therapeutic approaches tailored to your needs. You just have to reach out. Call any time.
SunRise Psychology Centre / Winderemere Psychology Centre are well-established clinics in Sherwood Park and Edmonton. We pride ourselves on highly confidential and very discrete services. We have 25 years of experience in the field of psychology and believe our patients greatly benefit from our approach to therapy. As much of our services have moved to online platforms and our practitioners now work mainly from home ~ we have decided to reduce our practice down to our Winderemere Clinic until summer of 2021. We are offering online sessions for patients from Sherwood Park and other remote areas.
As a Registered Clinical Psychologist I am passionate about helping individuals enhance their quality of life through elevating their moods, decreasing anxiety and fostering satisfying relationships. Through a collaborative and supportive therapeutic approach, clients are empowered to positively influence their emotional and mental well-being. I have extensive training and experience working with, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, trauma & PTSD, self-esteem, chronic pain, anger issues and stress management. I offer a private and comfortable therapeutic environment. Complimenting my strong therapeutic skills , you will find me to be non-judgemental, caring and supportive in helping you to address your concerns and life challenges.
My skill sets, interests and ongoing training give me the expertise to help individuals dealing substance abuse and addictions issues, anxiety, depression, marital issues, grief/loss, trauma, sexual/gender orientation challenges, emotional-dysregulation (i.e. anger outbursts, rapid mood swings), boundary issues (i.e. difficulty saying “no”), communication difficulties, shame (i.e. feeling like you can never do anything right, not being ‘good enough’), identity (i.e. impostor syndrome, role and place in family/community, handling life situation changes), and self-esteem.
I have experience and training in helping individuals work through anxiety, depression, addictions, interpersonal communication difficulties, social skills difficulties, and negative self-talk. I have helped clients address body image challenges. I offer a compassionate place for individuals struggling with grief and loss. I have a particular interest in working with individuals dealing with domestic and family violence, both historical and from current experiences. I understand the cycle of violence, negative self-belief and social/financial/interpersonal issues that can contribute to someone staying in a difficult relationship.
I have an extensive background in working with couples, individuals dealing with stress and trauma, and in helping parents with complex needs children and teens. I also have an interest in working with individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder, OCD, and Major Depressive Disorder. My clients typically seek her out to help stabilize their communication styles, mood, and to regain their sense of personal competence and wellbeing. I have been the team lead and trainer for many learning therapists working with complex families and individuals with significant mental health needs.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, (Hons, Psych), MSW, RSW
-I AM CURRENTLY UNABLE TO ACCEPT NEW PATIENTS AT THIS TIME- For 30+ years I've seen the challenging and sometimes devastating effects mental health issues can have on people. I've also seen the tremendous benefits clients have gained through my compassionate, respectful and caring approach to treatment. I've worked extensively with patients struggling with anxiety and depression (including from COVID 19), PTSD, insomnia and anger disorders. I'm one of only a few male therapists locally with decades of experience treating male survivors of sexual abuse. And I provide treatment through evidence-based clinical approaches.
I believe that we should all have the skills and tools to be successful and resilient while finding your voice. I believe that confidence and self-esteem are important in our lives and that our goals should be consistent with our own desires. I work from a holistic perspective and hope that even though the skills we work on may be sport-specific but that you can adapt those skills to work in other areas of your life. My goal as a sport and performance psychologist is to help change sport and performance culture to be a more healthy community while also reducing mental health stigma.
I am a Registered Psychologist with extensive experience working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), childhood abuse and trauma, addictions, anxiety and depression, grief and loss, relationship struggles, and self/identity concerns. I am influenced by psychodynamic and humanistic models. I work with those interested in a self-discovery process, often triggered by a life crisis or transition, feeling lost and depressed, or a sense of disconnection from self and others. Together, we explore life purpose and meaning, increase awareness of personal qualities, abilities and gifts, and become empowered to create a more fulfilling life.
Are you seeking a counsellor to help you get through a difficult time or life challenge? A counsellor who can help you make positive change in your life? If you choose me as your counsellor, we will work together as partners on the way to positive change. You will be treated with respect and dignity, in a caring and safe environment. Your own resilience, knowledge and inner strength will be drawn upon to get the best result.
I work with individuals and couples. I have helped people deal with a wide range of challenges from depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship breakdown, stress, burnout, grief and loss, self-esteem issues, and addictions. I have a strong background in working with individuals who are facing or who are on short or long term disability. My clients tell me that they find my sessions to be supportive, safe, and provide significant opportunity for growth and change that sticks over time. Many of my clients are referrals from prior clients.
Hey there! My name is Tara and I want to show you how amazing and meaningful therapy can be! My aim is to create a safe space for you to be heard and grow into all of your greatest potential. I know reaching out for help can be intimidating. But I am glad you are here and you made it this far. Making changes can sometimes mean being challenged and experiencing discomfort at times. I want to support you through it! I will help you gain your traction again. We will repair, refresh and invigorate the stuck points so you can grow and own all your amazing qualities that make you uniquely YOU!
Does it every feel like your emotions have taken over? Stress, anger, anxiety, and depression are real and can feel insurmountable. Maybe you're grieving and want support on what to do next. Or pain from your past is impacting you today. You might feel like you've lost hope in your relationships. Humans crave relationship but that doesn't make it easy or fulfilling. Life can feel lonely, scary, overwhelming, and even hopeless at times. You may feel stuck and lost. If this is you, it’s time to reach out. Seeking support takes courage and is an important step in your journey towards the life you want.
I bring with me over 25 years of experience working in education, mental health, and social work. I continue to work as a school counsellor and am an advocate for children, parents, and teachers. I enjoy working with teens, adults, and seniors who seek help with various issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, and life transitions. I am passionate about career counselling, workplace bullying and harassment, addictions, and working with parents/teens of blended families, or those experiencing high conflict divorces. Whether you seek to clarify values, address specific concerns, or examine decisions, therapy can help.
I am registered with the Psychologist’ Association of Alberta. I provide sliding scale, and direct billing. I assist clients through life transitions, depression, anxiety, and trauma recovery. My commitment is to create a safe space in which memories, and future concerns can be unloaded. My previous military career provides an in depth understanding of challenges faced by front line workers. My life experiences provide a unique empathetic understanding of trauma, PTSD, and how unplanned events, and life transitions can affect day to day wellbeing. I am also a mixed race family, with a Cree ᐨᕒᐁᐁ daughter. Welcome ᐍᓬᒍᒣ.
I strive to provide a safe and non-judgemental therapeutic environment where clients feel comfortable to share how they are experiencing life and where they are struggling. My focus is to meet my clients where they are at and to work collaboratively with them to make the changes they want to see in their lives. I specialize in helping those who experience anxiety, depression, difficulty in relationships, anger issues, and life transitions. I support clients to challenge themselves, evaluate patterns, explore their inner experiences, increase awareness of emotions, and to process past hurts so that they can heal and move forward.
I have always been passionate about working with people and it truly has been an honour to witness the journey of so many towards fulfillment. As a provisional psychologist, my goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for individuals, couples and families as they navigate setbacks and discover their own resiliency.
I approach each individual with compassion and empathy. My experience and education is broad - having worked in hospital and community settings, along with years of experience working privately with individuals, couples, and families. I am passionate about my work with each individual and strive to build rapport, connections, and provide strategies and tools for individuals to meet their goals and attain an overall life balance.
I am a relationship specialist for couples and individuals. Do you want to revitalize your relationship and nurture a connection that will last a lifetime? I help couples create an environment that unconditional love can thrive within utilizing a three-step process to develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your partner, enhance foundational relationship building skills, and create a relationship plan to meet both your needs. Topics addressed include: communication, conflict resolution, intimacy, life goals, finances, decision making, shared responsibilities, parenting style differences, and recovering from infidelity.
Therapy isn't easy. It takes courage and self-reflection. It's hard work, but also the most rewarding work! I am firm believer in accepting the challenges we are faced with but at the same time, finding skills to navigate ways to change how we deal with those challenges. If you are looking for help regarding body image issues, disordered eating, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, postpartum depression, or anything else preventing you from living a fulfilling life I would love to work with you.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Sherwood Park are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Sherwood Park then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Sherwood Park, or Child Psychologists in Sherwood Park.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Sherwood Park psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Sherwood Park specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.