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About Paula

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Paula is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and is affiliated with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and the Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta.

 

Paula has many years of experience in advocating for and supporting adults and youth in various capacities. She is particularly passionate about working with couples and is Gottman Level 3 trained. She takes a relational approach when working with couples and substance use and has specialized training in treating affairs and trauma. Paula is a SYMBIS facilitator and offers solid pre-marital counselling using this approach.

 

She is also a Brainspotting professional who has completed Phase 1, Phase 2, Brainspotting and Addictions, and Changing Lives-One Badge at a Time (for law enforcement and first responders).  Paula is dedicated to supporting people on their unique paths to uncover ways to strategically live with intention and purpose. She carries a person-centred approach that holds trust, acceptance, respect, and collaboration as significant.

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Education
  • Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology

  • Bachelor of Arts in Child & Youth Care

  • Early Childhood Development Diploma 

  • Substance Use Certificate

Areas of Expertise
  • Affairs

  • Anger Management and Conflict 

  • Anxiety

  • Assertiveness and Boundaries 

  • Away-Working and Its Impact

  • Behavioural Issues

  • Career and Directional Guidance

  • Challenging Behaviours 

  • Codependency

  • Communication

  • Coping and Resiliency Skills

  • Crisis Management 

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Domestic Violence

  • Emotional Disturbance 

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief

  • Infidelity

  • Life Coaching

  • Life Transitions

  • Marital and Premarital

  • Mental Health

  • Peer Relationships 

  • Prenatal and Postpartum

  • Relationship Growth

  • Relationship Issues

  • School Issues

  • Self-Awareness Advancement

  • Self-Esteem Building 

  • Spirituality

  • Stress

  • Substance Use and Substance Affected

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Trauma

Types of Therapy
  • Brainspotting Therapy (BSP)

  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)

  • Compassion Focused

  • Culturally Sensitive

  • Family / Marital

  • Gottman Method

  • Intervention

  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)

  • Person-Centered

  • Positive Psychology

  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

  • Strength-Based

  • SYMBIS 

  • Trauma Informed and Focused

Areas of Practice

Individual Therapy

Gain the support to overcome personal barriers and build an empowered life of personal purpose.

Couples Therapy

Building bridges within your relationship and discover how to move forward in healthy and fulfilling ways.

Marriage Assessment

Bring hope for a solid future, as understandings and agreements are uncovered and created.