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About

Erinn

Theoretical Approach & Areas of Special Interest

I believe that therapy is a safe place for individuals to be heard and explore their own strengths in working towards positive changes in their lives. Everyone comes to therapy with their own unique perspectives, beliefs, and coping abilities which when combined with current research, allows me to draw upon approaches that best match each client's needs and goals for therapy.

I firmly believe that a natural and relaxed environment that I can provide at Country Counselling Services, enables my clients in overcoming barriers they may feel in regards to intimidation about the counselling process. While a majority of my practice is traditional office therapy in a relaxed country setting, some of my work includes equine partners for the duration of treatment, or as an adjunct experiential treatment opportunity for my own clients. I do also accept referrals from physicians or other therapists for their clients, to assist them through "stuck points" which happen often in the therapy office, and for Integrative Medicine for Mental Health consults and biofeedback treatment as this is a specialty practice area which I offer.

I frequently utilize mindfulness, somatic trauma therapy, biofeedback strategies, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, equine assisted interventions, hypnosis,  and solution-focused therapy as preferred treatment modalities. I also have a passion for understanding mental health from a "whole person" perspective with mind and body as one and not separate. As a Certified Integrative Medicine Provider for Mental Health, my treatment plans will frequently include assessment and recommendations including referrals as needed to complimentary providers, and other integrative medicine treatments that are evidence-based in contributing to mental wellness. These protocols are specific to your situation and can be booked during your treatment if that is of interest to you. Also, as a Certified HeartMath Biofeedback Practitioner, I am able to administer non-invasive biofeedback treatments into your treatment plan as an adjunctive service.

When I not working out of my home facility with clients, you can find me providing mental health services for First Responder (Ambulance/Fire) organizations, and for Indigenous communities and private businesses that require psychological support for staff members and community members, across Alberta.  I have also participated in Crisis Response for mental health which has taken me from Alberta to Eastern Canada. In addition, I can be found speaking at conferences, providing training, and consulting on program planning for organizations throughout Alberta. I have provided pain management therapy using psychological practices and biofeedback in my private practice, and off site in a holistic pain assessment and management clinic, as well as am keen to provide clinical supervision to Masters-level practicum students as a teaching site for future rural practitioners.

I have a strong passion for continuing education and seek specialty training/post-masters training in a variety of areas to continually increase my skill set and increase benefits for my clients. I am currently enrolled full-time in a Doctor of Psychology program and am excited to contribute doctoral level psychology training to my current and future clients.

Owner, Principal Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Ages 10+
Professional Registrations & Areas of Practice

Registered Clinical Counsellor (13594) BC

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (2555) CAN

Counselling Therapist (1203) AB

Areas of Practice: Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorders, Compulsive Disorders, Personality Disorders, Trauma/PTSD & First Responder Treatment,  Relationship/Couples, Grief, Stress Disorders, Insomnia & Sleep Issues, Workplace issues, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem, Pain Assessment & Management, Crisis Response, Equine Assisted Therapy, Indigenous Health and Wellness, Finding meaning in life/personal growth,Testing & Assessment Services, Hypnosis, Integrative Medicine for Mental Health, Biofeedback.

Education

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)- STUDENT

2020-Current

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology

2012-2015

Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations

2003-2007

Certificate in Information Access & the Protection of Privacy

2012

Alberta

Association of Counselling Therapists of Alberta

 Counselling Therapist 

1203

British Columbia

BC Association of Registered Clinical Counsellors

Registered Clinical Counsellor

13594

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Canada

Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor

2555

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Canada & United States

Certificate in Animal Assisted Psychotherapy

American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists

Professional Member

239905

2017

Meet our Associate Therapist

Certificate in Hypnosis Treatment for Trauma & PTSD

2018

Certificate in Nutritional & Integrative Medicine for Mental Health

2018

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Certificate in Nurse Practitioner Post-graduate Training: MH Prevention, Promotion & Diagnosis

2018

Certificate in Nurse Practitioner Post-graduate Training: Advanced Concepts- Medications, Therapies, & Special Populations

2019

HeartMath Training & Certification for Health Professionals 

2020

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Psychopharmacology Intensive Course- Dr. Buffington, PhD, M.S.

2020

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-Insomnia and Behavioural Sleep Medicine

2021

Post-Masters Continuing Education
  1. Grief & Loss

  2. Trauma & PTSD

  3. Psychological Testing & Assessment

  4. Mindfulness in Therapeutic Practice

  5. Managing Chronic Pain

  6. Supporting the Suicide Bereaved

  7. Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder

  8. Suicide Risk/Self Harm

  9. CBT with GAD

  10. Web & Telephone Counselling

  11. Relationship Breakdown

  12. Supporting Clients through Life Transitions

  13. Gestalt Therapy

  14. Positive Psychology

  15. Depression

  16. Anxiety Disorders

  17. General Addiction

  18. Alcohol Addiction

  19. Wellbriety Medicine Wheel & 12 Step Program for Indigenous Men & Women

  20. Somatic Experiencing 

  21. Solution Focused Therapy

  22. Couples Counselling Models & Interventions 

  23. Treating Depression in Older Adults

  24. Eating Disorders

  25. Health Psychology/Behavioural Medicine

  26. Personality Disorders

  27. Gottman Couples Counselling (6 week program)

  28. Somatic Trauma Therapy (Dr. P. Levine)

  29. The Therapeutic Use of Medicinal Cannabis

  30. DSM-5 Differential Diagnosis

  31. Certificate in Nurse Practitioner Post Graduate Training in Mental Health Prevention, Promotion and Diagnosis

  32. Certificate in Hypnosis for Trauma & PTSD (Drs Kershaw & Wade)

  33. Certificate in Nutritional & Integrative Medicine for Mental Health (Dr. L. Korn)

  34. Certificate in Nurse Practitioner Post-Graduate Training in MH Advanced Concepts: Medications, Therapies, & Special Populations.

  35. HeartMath Interventions for Health Practitioners Certification Program

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About

Karlana

Associate Therapist
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Ages 6+

Theoretical Approach & Areas of Special Interest

 

I believe therapy provides an opportunity for individuals to express themselves and work towards independence, personal strength, and individual goals. Each and everyone who comes to therapy has their values, beliefs, perspectives, and coping abilities, therefore, when utilizing the most ideal approaches and therapeutic modalities to support each client achieve their goals.  

 

The therapeutic modalities that I often utilize with clients include Cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy.  I firmly believe in approaching therapy from a biopsychosocial approach, understanding the complex interactions of a person's biological, psychological, and social functioning and the influence and impact these factors may have on one’s overall health and well-being. Working with Country Counselling we offer services that support the “whole person” providing assessments and referrals as needed to provide a well-rounded treatment plan. 

 

When I am not working with Country Counselling Services and my private practice you can find me supporting children and youth in various capacities across Alberta, Canada, and Internationally, sitting on various boards advocating for Mental Health supports and services.

Having a specialist interest in Family mediation, I work with couples to create mutually beneficial parenting plans with the best interest of their children in mind, amicable separation, and divorce plans. Currently Registered as a Child and Youth Care Counsellor (2086) AB, I begin my practice with children as young as 6 years of age and am pursuing registration with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC), Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists (ACCT), and Association of Counselling Therapists of Alberta (ACTA)

 

While continuing my education and professional development and planning to register with CAP in the future, I currently provide services with children ages 6 and up, youth, adults, and seniors, individual, couples, and family therapy. Specializing in Family Mediation, Separation and Divorce, and Parenting plans focusing on the best interest of all involved.

 

 

 

Professional Registrations & Areas of Practice

Counselling Therapist (#2086)
Registered Child & Youth Care Counsellor (2086)

Qualified Mediator (Q.MED) AB/CAD

 

Areas of Practice:

Anxiety, Anger Management, Depression, Personality Disorders, Trauma/PTSD, Relationship/Couples, Grief, Stress Disorders, Workplace issues, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem, Pain Assessment & Management, Crisis Response, Personal growth, OCD, Peer Relationships & Bullying, Self Harm & Suicidal Ideation, Stress Management, Integrative Medicine for Mental Health, Child and Youth Care Counselling, Mediation for families and couples.

Education
Post-Masters Continuing Education

Master of Arts Counselling Psychology

2019-2021

Bachelor of Professional Arts Human Services

2015-2016

Early Learning & Child Care Diploma

2012-2014

Early Learning & Child Care Certificate

2012-2014

Certificates :

 

Psychopharmacology Intensive Course- Dr. Buffington, Ph.D., M.S.

2020

 

Certificate in Nutritional & Integrative Medicine for Mental Health

2021

 

ATMA Academy Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy Training

2021

Mediation:

 

  • Spousal Support and Division of Property

  • Ambiguous Loss

  • Cultural Safety

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Changes to the Divorce Act

  • Parenting After Separation High Conflict

  • Narcissistic Abuse Training

  • Agreements to Mediate

 

Currently completing:

1. Forensic Psychology

2. Drugs and Behavior

3. Social Psychology

4. Learning through Life

5. Biological Psychology 

6. Cognitive Psychology