Solace Psychology & Wellness
B.Sc., M.Ed., R. Provisional Psychologist
counselling & groups
Hello, I’m Andrea Vera, a Registered Provisional Psychologist in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists.
I obtained my Master of Education in Counselling Psychology degree at the University of Alberta in 2018, and also hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences.
“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” — Paulo Coelho
My specialties lie within providing individual counselling to adolescents, their parents, adults, and families. I also enjoy facilitating workshops directed to adolescents, teachers, and parents on topics such as parenting and social skills.
I see every client as an expert in themselves with the potential to keep growing and achieving their personal goals at any stage of their life. Therefore, I am passionate about helping clients find their strength and potential, and work towards a healthier mental state. My focus is to find the best approach and tools based on each client’s needs in a safe and non-judgmental space, bringing empathy, compassion, and genuineness. As an immigrant from Peru, I also recognize and value the importance of what makes us who we are and the importance of where we come from. I am fluent in both English and Spanish.
I specialize in helping people cope with anxiety, depression, and life changes. I also enjoy helping individuals achieve higher self-esteem and confidence as well as greater overall well-being, allowing you to reach your life goals.
When working with you, I may use tools from different therapeutic modalities such as: Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness.
Outside of work, I love spending time with my family and friends, as well as with my kitty Lima (I named her after the city where I was born, Lima, Peru). Some of my other favourite activities include exploring Edmonton, going to the mountains, and dancing salsa.
Return to Work Preparation
Self-Esteem & Confidence
Self-Harm & Suicidal Ideation
Trauma, Abuse & PTSD
Work / Life Balance
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Childhood Anxiety: Finding a Way Through
Childhood Trauma: Helping Children Heal
Distress Line Listener Training, CMHA
Mental Health First Aid
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Peruvian University of Applied Sciences
Master of Education in Counselling Psychology, University of Alberta
Human Resources Management Certification, University of Alberta
College of Alberta Psychologists
Psychologists’ Association of Alberta
University of Alberta Alumni
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