M.Sc. OT, M.C., B.A., R. Psychologist
Counselling & Assessments
Hi! I’m Amer Aujla, a Registered Psychologist in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists. I also have a background in Occupational Therapy and have been working in the mental health field for over 10 years now.
**Currently on Maternity Leave from June 2023 until further notice.
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves” – Victor Frankl
I provide therapy for adolescents and adults and work with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, emotional regulation, work-related issues and interpersonal issues. My preferred therapeutic theory is person-centered and I value a collaborative working relationship with my clients. I provide a safe and non-judgmental place for my clients to identify their personal strengths and resources to assist in their journey towards healing and growth. I am skilled in helping clients learn new coping skills, deal more effectivity with difficult emotions and change unwanted behaviours. I am a strong proponent of mental wellbeing in the workplace and support clients in their return to work process following a medical leave.
I incorporate different therapeutic modalities in my practice including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), mindfulness and self-compassion.
I am also a Psychology Consultant for the Edmonton Public School Board. I provide psychoeducational assessments for students and am trained in diagnosing neurodevelopmental disorders, mood disorders and behaviour/conduct disorders. I work closely with students, parents and school staff to accommodate students’ individual needs, helping them progress and succeed.
I am an avid learner and always look for opportunities to expand my clinical knowledge and skillset. Currently I am in the process of learning to formally diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I am also interested in becoming an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist in the near future.
Outside of work I am mostly spending time with my husband and our little Havanese puppy. I enjoy travelling, trying new restaurants/coffee shops, bike riding, going for walks and of course, binge watching Netflix series!
Return to Work Preparation (Work Stress), WCB
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Violence Threat Risk Assessment (Level 1)
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training (NCI)
Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Training
Health of the Nation Outcome Scales Training (HoNOS)
Healthcare Provider CPR Training
Bachelor of Arts; Psychology (Applied Emphasis), Concordia University Edmonton
Master of Counselling Psychology, University of Calgary
Master of Science; Occupational Therapy, University of Alberta
College of Alberta Psychologists
Psychologists’ Association of Alberta
University of Alberta Alumni
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