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Erica's Story

Registered Provisional Psychologist

My psychology journey started when I was 14 years old and experiencing my own mental health issues. Since then, I’ve participated in therapy throughout my life, which has helped me change, grow, and better understand myself.  


I work from a trauma-informed perspective, meaning that together we focus on building safety, choice, collaboration, trust, and empowerment. My clients often describe my style as soft and gentle. My approach is non-pathologizing, non-judgmental, and deeply caring and empathetic. I believe that change happens through the therapeutic relationship, through gaining insight into our patterns and life stories, and through learning new ways of coping with difficult life experiences. In our sessions, you can expect that we will work as a team to explore what brings you to therapy and what your goals are, to set the conditions for you to feel heard, validated, understood, and to set the conditions for change to happen.

As an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist, I commit to being informed, well-trained, and to provide non-judgmental, affirmative services. I understand that the concerns that bring you to therapy might not specifically be related to sexuality and/or gender, and as we explore these concerns, I commit to welcoming and affirming your identity and experiences.

It is my greatest honour to walk alongside you in this journey of exploration and healing.

 

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Areas of Practice

Populations

  • Therapy: Adults​​

  • Assessments: Children ages 7+, adolescents, young adults, adults

Presenting Concerns

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Perfectionism

  • Self-esteem

  • Family conflict

  • LGBTQ+ issues

  • Gender identity

  • Codependency

  • Coping skills

  • Life transitions

  • School issues

  • Psychoeducational assessments

  • ADHD assessments

Education and Credentials

Professional Membership

Erica is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists.


Master of Arts

Erica graduated from McGill University in 2017 with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology. 

Post-Graduate Training

  • S.A.F.E. EMDR 

  • Trauma-Focused CBT

  • Systemic Therapy

  • Telepsychology 101 Best Practices

  • Supporting Trans* Kids in Schools

  • Essentials of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

  • Suicide Prevention and Intervention

Mental Health Experience

Prior to moving to Edmonton and becoming a Registered Provisional Psychologist in 2021, Erica worked for five years in Montreal, Quebec as a counsellor, in addition to operating her own private practice. She also taught the Masters-level Ethics course in Counseling Psychology at McGill University for four years, and worked as a psychometrician conducting psychoeducational assessments.