Children, Youth, Family
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Registered Counselling Therapist
Canadian Certified Counsellor
Child & Youth Care Counsellor
Alberta Certified Mediator
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.
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.
Post Graduate Education
California Southern University
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program Student
Karlana began her doctoral journey in the fall of 2022
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. (M.A.)
Post-Masters Continuing Education Training
Psychopharmacology, Integrative Medicine for Mental Health, Certified Mediator Training (Alberta), EMDR Trauma Therapy, ATMA Academy Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy Training
Bachelor of Professional Arts Human Services
Early Child Learning & Child Care Certificate
Practice Specializations & Special Interest
Child, Youth, Family Therapy
Child, Youth, Teen Therapy
Mediation Services (AB/CAN)
EMDR Trauma Therapy