B.Sc., M.Ed., R. Provisional Psychologist
children & adults
Hi there! I’m Kristen, a Registered Provisional Psychologist in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists.
“In a society that says ‘put yourself last’, self-love and self-acceptance are revolutionary” – Brené Brown
The foundation of my practice is to build a supportive space of safety, compassion, and growth. I approach each counselling session with genuine enthusiasm and care as we collaboratively work together to achieve your goals. I enjoy working with children and adolescents who struggle with self-esteem, confidence, anxiety, depression and emotional regulation. I also enjoy providing therapy to adults who experience anxiety, depression, self-esteem concerns, trauma related disorders (PTSD), boundary issues, stress, life transitions, and other mental health concerns. Alongside individual counselling, I am trained in the Gottman Method for Couples Therapy.
In counselling, I believe in working with effective, evidence-based approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) while also integrating various modalities such as Attachment Theory, Emotion Focused Therapies, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to fit the unique needs of each client. When working with children, I enjoy using play-based and art-based therapies to help little ones process their emotions and work through their experiences.
I have a strong passion for travelling and surfing. Since opportunities to surf in Alberta are minimal, I try to surf as much as possible in lakes and oceans when I travel. Switzerland is my favourite place that I have traveled to – the mountains, waterfalls and old architectural buildings were so beautiful to see.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Behavioural Interventions Certificate
Mental Health First Aid
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Diversity in the Therapy Room Training
Indigenous Canada Training
Bachelor of Science, Honours Psychology, Grant MacEwan University
Master of Education, Counselling Psychology, University of Lethbridge
College of Alberta Psychologists
Psychologists’ Association of Alberta
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