Misty Mountains

Katherine's Story

Registered Provisional Psychologist

My initial interest in mental health stemmed from my own experience
of anxiety and depression in adolescence. As an adult I seemed to
have an intense need to prove myself and was gripped by fear at the
thought of making a mistake, or appearing too vulnerable. My
experience of internal shame often directed my relationship with
myself and with others.


As a result, I became particularly interested in attachment-based trauma. I’m always interested in hearing how others have adapted to their own challenging experiences. When working with others I rely on evidence-based practices, including EMDR, to help heal.

 

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Areas of Practice

Populations

  • Adults

  • Adolescents

Presenting Concerns

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Addictions

  • Relationship concerns

Education and Credentials

Professional Membership

Katherine is a member in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists since 2019.


Master of Counselling

Katherine graduated from Athabasca University in 2019 with a Master of Counselling degree. She also has a background in Social Work and is passionate about expanding her skills and knowledge in the field of trauma and addictions. 

Post-Graduate Training

Katherine 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:​​

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing 1 & 2

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Introduction to Hakomi Therapy

  • Compassionate Inquiry (Addictions Training)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Aboriginal Awareness/Intercultural Awareness/Abuse Awareness

  • ASIST Suicide Intervention

Mental Health Experience

Katherine believes in the importance of mental health both for the
individual and for communities as a whole.


Katherine supported students through the Wellness and Psychological Services Department at MacEwan University, Volunteered with the Counselling Department at the YWCA, and continues to enjoy working with others in Private Practice.