Misty Mountains

Geordy's Story

Registered Provisional Psychologist

My passion for helping others started with working in homeless shelters. This
experience instilled a passion to hear people’s stories and recognize each person as unique and valuable.
One of the most difficult times that has shaped much of my journey as a therapist is my own journey being diagnosed with a critical illness near the end of my graduate training in 2014. This was one of those phone calls that I would have never imagined. It is through this challenging circumstance I was able to grow as an individual in walking through my own journey of healing, benefitting from some of the same evidence based practices I can now use to help others. I
believe that it has helped me to gain insight into how it may feel to have life
throw you a curve ball that you didn’t expect and the challenges of re organizing the self-afterwards.
I am also very passionate about my dog Lucy!

 

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Areas of Practice

Populations

  • Couples

  • Adults

  • Adolescents

Presenting Concerns

  • Grief and Loss

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • ​Chronic Pain

  • Anger

  • Couples Communication

  • Conflict

  • Divorce/Separation

  • Faith Crisis

Education and Credentials

Professional Membership

Geordy is a member in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists since 2021.


Psychologist Association of Alberta since 2021


Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association since 2016


Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta since 2020


Master of Counselling

Geordy graduated from Yorkville University in 2016 with a Master of Counselling Psychology degree. Geordy's capstone research was focused on evidence based approaches for Bipolar
Disorder with a fascination of how to best support individuals dealing with this diagnosis. He would like to continue expanding his skills working with couples, and individuals learning and integrating both somatic and cognitive based therapies.

Post-Graduate Training

Geordy is trained in Eye-movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. EMDR is a neurological and body-oriented therapy used for the treatment of trauma and other mental health concerns.

Addition Training:​​

  • EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Level 1 & 2)

  • Gottman Level 1 and 2 Couples Counselling

  • ASIST Suicide Intervention

  • Brain Story Certification

  • Aboriginal Awareness training

  • Solution Focused Training

  • Parenting After Separation

  • Focus on Communication in Separation

Mental Health Experience

Geordy has 13 years’ experience in the mental health field working with diverse populations including faith based groups, nonprofit organizations, and group homes. He had the privilege of mentoring and supporting counselling psychology students through their practicum placements at the Family Centre in Edmonton and played a key role in others
professional development while working on his own development as a practitioner.
Geordy worked as a mental health therapist for 5 years prior to becoming a Registered Provisional Psychologist and is continuing to work in private practice.