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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.  She has many years of experience in advocating for and supporting adults and youth in a variety of capacities. Paula is particularly passionate about working with couples and is Gottman Level 2 trained as well as a certified SYMBIS facilitator.  Paula is also a Brainspotting Practitioner and offers this type of therapy to both individuals and couples.  She is dedicated to supporting people on their unique path, as they uncover ways to strategically live with intention and purpose.  She carries a person-centered 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 

  • COVID-19

  • Crisis Management 

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Domestic Violence

  • Emotional Disturbance 

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief

  • Infidelity

  • Life Coaching

  • Life Transitions

  • Marital and Premarital

  • Mental Health

  • Parenting

  • 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

  • Eclectic

  • Family / Marital

  • Gottman Method

  • Intervention

  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Person-Centered

  • Positive Psychology

  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

  • Strength-Based

  • SYMBIS 

  • Trauma 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.