Attachment-based Therapists in Spruce Grove, AB

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Charlene Remenda-Madra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RCSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Have you been struggling with feeling like something’s not quite right? In your relationships, your life - or within yourself? You may feel like you’re ‘not good enough’. Maybe something happened with your partner or you had a difficult childhood that is causing you pain and upset. Present-day circumstances, and events from your past, can both be contributing to how you’re feeling right now. I’m here to tell you that I specialize in helping people to heal within themselves, their relationships and to create new pathways in their bodies, brains and spirit to feel whole, precious and well again, or perhaps for the first time.
(587) 803-0490
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Spruce Grove, AB T7X
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Molly Grimes
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You have unique thinking patterns, behaviours, beliefs, and ways of managing stressors, which all structure the way you live in this world. Over time, some of these may no longer serve you and/or may become less effective for many reasons. Through the therapy process, my hope is that I can work with you towards ongoing, meaningful growth and change. I will offer you the space to explore and work through your less than ideal circumstances, moving away from self-judgement, towards self-compassion and healing. When working with children and teens, I work collaboratively with caregivers to develop skills to support the areas of concern.
(587) 856-0401
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Spruce Grove, AB T7X
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Vanessa Hernberg
Psychologist, MC, BA, RPsych
Verified
Verified
Our world is ever-changing and demanding more of us each day. This can make us feel like we are falling behind and sinking into quicksand. When this happens, anxiety, stress, depression, panic, and other harmful feelings emerge. Society gives us the message that we should be able to deal with all of these things on our own and, worse yet, that our feelings are not even real. I am here to say your feelings are legitimate, that you count, and there is a way to work through them. Together we can create goals that work towards coping with daily activities and then thriving within your life. My service dog, Goliath, will also be there!
(780) 719-5121
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Spruce Grove, AB T7X
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Alycia Emes
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified
Verified
I believe in using an integrative approach to therapy as each client’s needs are unique and different. I use a culturally sensitive lens to welcome anyone into my practice. I feel privileged to walk with people through their healing journey with compassion and understanding. I have professional experience working in school systems and private practice. I have a special interest in working with adults struggling with work-related stress, depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma, transgenerational trauma, and difficulties with childhood attachment.
(587) 324-2351
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Spruce Grove, AB T7X
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Aspire Psychological Services Inc.
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
Hello. As an experienced psychologist who is passionate about helping individuals and families experiencing difficulties and struggling with well-being, I will help you access, develop, and build on your own inner resources by listening and providing a caring and objective presence. I work with trauma and PTSD, mood (depression and anxiety), and some relationship concerns. Located in Spruce Grove
(780) 719-5121
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Spruce Grove, AB T7X
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Melissa Marie Cayen
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My belief is that psychology is not a “one size fits all” solution. Just as each person differs through their personality, qualities, and life experiences, so does the healing journey and plan of care for each individual client. If you are looking to understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and where they might stem from, you are in the right place. I work primarily with youth and adults who struggle with symptoms of depression, anxiety, symptoms of trauma, and who are dealing with increased stress overcoming life events.
(587) 844-2392
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Spruce Grove, AB T7X
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Chantal Jackson
Psychologist, MA CP, R Psych, CHT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
From a place of compassion, non-judgment, and curiosity, I work with clients of all ages, in French or English, to help them identify conscious and unconscious patterns of thoughts, core beliefs and behaviours that impact their current way of being in the world. I work with clients in mindfulness and self-attunement, connecting to the body's wisdom in order to make sense of their experiences. Clients are supported toward meaningful change that is sustained through updated beliefs, increased skills, improved self-awareness and a new way of standing in the world.
(587) 209-4963
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Spruce Grove, AB T7X
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Cherise Gardipee
Psychologist, MACP, RPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Registered Psychologist that provides in person sessions in both Spruce Grove and Drayton Valley, Alberta and online services to the NWT and NT. I specialize in working with children, adolescents & adults with specialized training in play therapy, and trauma focused interventions. Another area of focus and enjoyment is working with couples, as they often struggle with placing their marriage as a priority, leading to discontentment and communication struggles. Areas of interest and experience include depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, family of origin, stress, trauma, addiction, and body image/weight management.
(587) 801-3582
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Spruce Grove, AB T7X
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Kathy Le
Psychologist, RPsych, MA, BS
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I offer support for a wide range of concerns but specialize in working with older teens and adults to navigate relational traumas. This can include unhealthy or toxic relationships, infidelity, intimate partner violence, separation/divorce, and bullying. I am also passionate about providing a safe space for BIPOC individuals to explore issues surrounding culture and identity. I take a very directive approach and enjoy working with someone who is looking to make a change. I hope that in our work together we can move you forward to your next step - this might be tools to manage, gain awareness of ineffective patterns, or live better.
(587) 819-0094
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Spruce Grove, AB T7X
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Jessica Henschel
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi! I'm glad you're here. My name is Jessica and I'm a counselling psychology student who understands how difficult life's ups and downs can be. Asking for help and prioritizing your mental health is challenging, especially when it requires you to face the things you would much rather avoid. However, reaching out for professional care can help make it easier and more manageable. As a practicum intern, I work with diverse populations of youths, young-adults, and adults. I have experience and interest treating anxiety, depression, mood disorders, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and those going through life transitions.
(587) 905-0995
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Spruce Grove, AB T7X
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a sacred journey psychological services
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Welcome to a sacred journey psychological services inc., a community-based counselling centre of Registered Psychologists offering services to Spruce Grove, Parkland County, and the greater Edmonton area. Our office services all age groups including children, adolescents, adults and elderly, and treats a vast array of mental health issues in individual, couples and/or family counselling.
(587) 419-6813
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Spruce Grove, AB T7X
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Rachael Obst
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP, RPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When I think about mental health, I like to compare it to the weather. Sometimes everything is good, at times we can tell a storm is brewing (problems starting), now and then we find ourselves in the middle of a massive storm, and other times we are cleaning up after a storm. No matter what the weather is like in your world, I am here to help you maintain the calm, navigate through the storm, or clean up after. My role is to help you develop and recognize the skills needed to ensure you can handle whatever weather (mental health issues) come your way.
(587) 419-5319
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Spruce Grove, AB T7X
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Justine Jacques
Psychologist, MACP, PPsyc
Verified
Verified
My name is Justine and I’m experienced in working with adolescents, adults, and couples experiencing anxiety, depression, self esteem issues, divorce and relationship conflicts, sexual trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, phobias, and behavioural issues. I also have experience working with veterans and veteran affairs.
(587) 804-2319
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Spruce Grove, AB T7X
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Amy MacMullin
Psychologist, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a Registered Psychologist and Registered Play Therapist, I come with over ten years of experience working with children, youth, adults, and families. I offer both in person and virtual services from Spruce Grove, AB and virtual services to the NWT. I have clinical/private, school-based, home, community and group home experience. Many of the children I work with present with trauma, attachment concerns, anxiety, depression, behavioural challenges and difficulties with regulation. Common concerns expressed from adults include stress management, life transitions, anxiety, depression, work-life balance and marital or family issues.
(587) 402-1141
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Spruce Grove, AB T7X
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Sheila Hudson (Aspire Counselling and Psychology)
Psychologist, MC, BEd, BA, RPsych
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Life is messy. That's all there is to it. Sometimes the mess is manageable...even beautiful. But sometimes, it can be overwhelming and distressing... As Dr. Suess says, sometimes the mess is "so big and so deep and so tall" you have absolutely no idea where to start the process of sorting it out. It is particularly challenging when the tangled mess involves difficult thoughts, big feelings, and important relationships. All of us need some help sorting things out sometimes. If you are ready to sort through this kind of mess, but need help figuring out how to do that, I can help.
(780) 719-5121
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Spruce Grove, AB T7X
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Savannah Beckman
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello! I am a Provisional Psychologist working within Spruce Grove, 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
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Spruce Grove, AB T7X
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Kristen Kaye Oliveros
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC, CCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Life transitions, daily stressors, trauma, and mental illnesses can negatively influence the way we think, feel, and behave. These factors can cause us to feel "stuck" in old habits and patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that no longer serve us. I recognize that when we are stuck, it is difficult to make that first step towards change and reach out for support. Hence, I acknowledge you for making the first step into finding what works best for you. I understand that you want to take charge of your mental and emotional pain so that you can unlock your utmost potential.
(825) 250-8559
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Spruce Grove, AB T7X
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Janelle Cooper
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Creating a space of safety and openness is at the centre of my approach to counselling. Working from a strength-based perspective, we will engage in a collaborative process where you are the expert of your life. My intention is to help you access the tools and wisdom within and around you to bring yourself to healing and wholeness. My clients are often adolescents and adults who are looking for help with trauma, relationships, gender, sexuality and nonmonogamy.
(780) 409-8798
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Spruce Grove, AB T7X
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Not accepting new clients
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Perceptions & Reflections Therapy
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RYT200
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Do you feel disconnected from those around you, not truly seen or heard by the people in your life? Or maybe you’re a parent struggling with a child or teen who is having their own struggles with navigating this time in their lives. The family dynamic is disrupted and you feel helpless, heartbroken, and unsure of how to support them. I am here to offer you a place to talk it out, examine your perceptions, to reflect on past experiences or new challenges, and to move towards a greater connection with others, and yourself.
(587) 415-0897
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Spruce Grove, AB T7X
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Laura Kennedy
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified
Verified
I provide a safe place to heal and change, with an open, warm and practical approach to counselling. Sometimes clients jokingly say, 'I have issues'. Well, we all have 'issues'. When these issues become overwhelming, I help you gain the skills necessary to move forward. I think expressing both "negative" and "positive" emotions are important to well-being. I consider therapy a success when you leave with increased clarity about the issues that you are dealing with, feel hopeful about addressing the challenges holding you back, and feel confident practicing new skills that you have added to your personal skill set.
(866) 688-6528
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Spruce Grove, AB T7Y
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Attachment-based Counsellors

Is attachment-based therapy the same as attachment therapy?

Attachment-based therapy may be confused with what is called “attachment therapy” (sometimes called “holding therapy”), a discredited and dangerous approach to treating children with attachment disorders, autism, or other mental health concerns. Attachment therapy—not attachment-based therapy—may involve restraining a child, forcing eye contact, and other coercive or abusive techniques. None of these practices are used in attachment-based therapy and the two modalities are in no way related.

What should I expect from attachment-based therapy?

Attachment-based therapy is based on attachment theory, which posits that children’s early relationships with their caregivers strongly influence their ability to navigate the world later in life. Thus, adults who seek attachment-based therapy should expect to deeply explore their childhood, identifying the dynamics or experiences that disrupted their attachment and the steps necessary to overcome challenges that arose as a result. Parents and children should expect to explore the possible factors that disrupted the parent-child relationship and work toward restoring trust and connection.

How long does attachment-based therapy last?

Certain forms of attachment-based therapy, especially those designed for parents and children, last for a set number of sessions; for example, Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up, a specific attachment-based approach for young children who have undergone early adversity, unfolds over 10 one-hour sessions. When attachment-based therapy is practiced on adults or combined with other modalities, it may not last a specific length of time; clients may wish to ask prospective therapists how long they expect treatment to take.

Does attachment-based therapy work?

Most of the research on attachment-based therapy focuses on children and adolescents. Some of this research shows a positive effect, especially for attachment-based family therapy (ABFT). Other studies, however, have found that attachment-based therapy is no more effective than other approaches to childhood depression, anxiety, or suicidality. Less is known about the therapy’s efficacy on adult populations.