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About Paula

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

 

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

 

She is also a Certified Brainspotting professional and has completed Phase 1, Phase 2, Brainspotting and Addictions, Imagespotting, 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 live strategically 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

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 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

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