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Values

Deliberate

Deliberate practice refers to the conscious and ongoing efforts of the therapist to cultivate his/her own self-awareness and translate this awareness into intentional actions during every part of the therapeutic experience. Here are the ways we cultivate a deliberate practice:

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Clean, warm, welcoming, & safe space that engages the senses.

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Purposeful selection of techniques.

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Self-monitoring & self-regulating in sessions.

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Practicing what we preach inside & outside of sessions.

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Feedback-informed therapy.

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Monthly professional consultation.

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Bi-yearly continuing education.

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Up to date on current literature - reading texts +databases.

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Professional goal setting reviewed annually.

RELATIONAL

Our goal is to facilitate a safe and comfortable environment so that strong therapeutic relationships can develop grounded in principles of unconditional positive regard, trust, and safety. Outlined below is our commitment to you:

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Transparency in delivery of services.

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Fully informed consent, reiterated regularly.

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Open & honest communication with your growth in mind.

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Feedback requested each session.

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Professional in our approach, grounded, fun and light hearted in our presence.

KNOWLEDGEABLE

Our approach follows a triphasic model in that we structure sessions with three objectives in mind. We will start with objective one, but may fluctuate between all three objectives as required.

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Clarify purpose of your therapy, assess your concerns, identify potential root causes, and create plan of action.

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Psycho-education, skills building, and skills practice. The goal is to promote a more balanced lifestyle and improve your day-to-day life.

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Reducing disturbance connected to trauma memories using EMDR and somatic techniques as needed.

COMPETENT

Professionally trained at the Master’s level in Applied Clinical Psychology and Registered Psychologist in Alberta. Post-graduate training in EMDR Basic Training and currently pursuing the EMDR Certification process. Additionally, advanced-level training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, and somatic approaches used as needed.