Dressage Horse

About

Erinn PsyD(s), M.A.

Owner, Principal Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Erinn
Testing (ages 6+), Psychotherapy (ages 9+)

Theoretical Approach

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 the 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. I conduct intakes and create treatment plans from a biopsychosocial lens that incorporates mind and body into assessment, treatment, and referrals as necessary.

                                                         

                                                         Treatment Modalities

                                                          Solution Focused Therapy

                                                          Mindfulness

                                                          Somatic Trauma Therapy, Cognitive Processing Trauma Therapy

                                                          Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

                                                          Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

                                                          Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

                                                          Gottman Couples Therapy

                                                         

                                                         Treatment Specialty Services

                                                         Testing & Assessment Services (ages 6+)

                                                         HeartMath Biofeedback

                                                         Integrative Medicine for Mental Health

                                                         Couples Counselling

                                                         Insomnia: Behavioural Sleep Medicine Clinic (CBT-I)

                                                         

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 the 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. I conduct intakes and create treatment plans from a biopsychosocial lens that incorporates mind and body into assessment, treatment, and referrals as necessary.

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, 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

American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists

Certificate in Animal Assisted Psychotherapy

2017

Professional Member

239905

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

Horse in Stable

About

Karlana M.A.

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 & Counselling Therapist (2086) AB, I begin my practice with children as young as 6 years of age and am also registered with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) as a Registered Clinical Counsellor and with the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association as a Canadian Certified Counsellor.

 

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

Child & Youth Care Counsellor & Counselling Therapist (#2086)
Canadian Certified Counsellor (#10009519)
Registered Clinical Counsellor (19115)
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

1. Forensic Psychology

2. Drugs and Behavior

3. Social Psychology

4. Learning through Life

5. Biological Psychology 

6. Cognitive Psychology