"You are the greatest project you will ever work on. Take your time."
MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST
“You are the greatest project you will ever work on. Take your time.”
Anna stands firmly in the belief that every individual possesses the inherent ability to achieve their highest potential. This conviction is the cornerstone upon which the transformative powers of vulnerability and healing are harnessed.
Central to Anna’s therapeutic philosophy is the art of rapport building, a pivotal element in forging a robust therapeutic alliance. This intricate process involves immersing oneself in the client’s perspective, deciphering their perception of the world, and understanding how they believe others perceive them. This holistic vantage point forms the basis for comprehending their psychological well-being. Recognizing the significance of biopsychosocial functioning, Anna delves beyond mental health, unearthing the essence of each client’s aspirations and counseling necessities. This comprehensive approach extends to encompass elements ranging from sleep patterns and nutritional habits to everyday wellness and social supports, creating a secure haven where clients can embark on their journey towards mental well-being.
Drawing from a solid foundation in psychodynamics, Anna weaves interventions from diverse therapeutic modalities. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema-Focused Therapy (SFT), and mindfulness techniques, all strategically employed to effectively navigate the complexities of the issues presented. In select cases, Anna deftly integrates an integrative approach, catering to individuals who may not be ready to confront challenges rooted in their past. A varied spectrum of areas, encompassing general anxiety, social anxiety, low self-esteem, agoraphobia, depression, ADHD, high-functioning autism, and an array of neurodivergent complexities, is within Anna’s sphere of expertise.
Anna’s academic journey has amplified their passion and understanding of psychology. A Bachelor of Science degree focused on the intricate workings of the mind, with a special emphasis on the neurological dimensions of behavioral change. Progressing to a master’s program, the psychodynamic approach resonated deeply, providing insights into the origins of present-day behaviors. Anna’s adeptness in utilizing inner child healing, CBT, and ACT interventions has yielded transformative outcomes.
Committed to professional excellence, Anna maintains good standing with prestigious organizations including the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), the Canadian Counselling Corporation (CCC), and the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA). These affiliations mirror a dedication to upholding the highest standards and ensuring that clients receive the finest care.
- Children (7+)
- Seniors (65+)
- Grief & Loss
- Relational Issues
- Neurodivergent complexities
- PSYCHODYNAMIC (RELATIONAL, INSIGHT-ORIENTED)
- COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT)
- ACCEPTANCE & COMMITMENT THERAPY (ACT)
- SOLUTION-FOCUSED THERAPY (SFT)
- Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC)
- M.A.C.P., Yorkville University
- B.Sc., Grant MacEwan University
- MEMBER OF THE COLLEGE OF ALBERTA PSYCHOLOGISTS (CAP)
- MEMBER OF PSYCHOLOGISTS’ ASSOCIATION OF ALBERTA (PAA)
- Member of Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
- LEVEL 1 CLINICAL TRAINING, GOTTMAN METHOD COUPLES THERAPY
LET'S GET PERSONAL
Outside of work, Anna appreciates spending time with friends and family, but most of her time is devoted to her beloved dog, Mila. She also finds joy in traveling, with Hawaii being her favorite destination so far. Hiking, reading peer-reviewed articles, practicing pilates, and indulging in brunch on the patio when the weather allows are among her favorite pastimes. Anna has recently developed a passion for exploring new restaurants in the city.
Her unwavering commitment to continuous learning and self-care enables Anna to be fully present with her clients as they embark on their individual journeys toward self-actualization.