Denae Dobko

“EMBRACE YOUR INNER BISON AND FACE LIFE'S STORMS"

(ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS)

Meet Denae

B.A., M.A.C.P.

REGISTERED PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST | FAMILY THERAPIST

As human beings, feelings of burnout, anxiety, or depression can arise at various points in our lives. Consulting a psychologist can be immensely beneficial in addressing these challenges.

Denae Dobko

Denae has personally observed the profound impact of therapy and the remarkable advancements individuals can make while learning to navigate their emotions, foster resilience, and establish valuable connections with others.

Understanding that there is no one-size-fits-all solution, Denae actively engages with clients to create tailor-made strategies that address their individual needs effectively. Denae views each person from a “biological-psychological-social-spiritual” lens, and aims to support clients to achieve balance within the context of their internal and external systems. Denae draws upon Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Internal Family Systems, Nature-based therapy, and humanistic approaches. You will be supported in achieving personal, professional, and lifelong goals.

Denae believes that each person is already whole, and encourages self-acceptance, compassion, and curiosity. Denae is committed to establishing a safe and supportive environment where clients are acknowledged as the authorities in their own lives. In this space, individuals can freely explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences without the fear of being judged. Alongside Denae, clients can recognize and overcome limiting beliefs, counterproductive needs, or behaviors that impede daily functioning or self-fulfillment. 

Acknowledging the challenges associated with starting therapy, Denae firmly believes that recognizing and addressing personal hurdles is a sign of resilience. Denae is dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey toward self-awareness, contentment, and empowerment. No matter where you are in the continuum of misery to life fulfillment, individuals are encouraged to reach out to Denae to arrange a consultation and intake. Denae offers therapeutic services in English and Spanish. 

 Currently, Denae is able to direct bill to the following insurance providers: Alberta Blue Cross, ASEBP/ARTA, Medavie Blue Cross, SSQ Financial, Green Shield Canada, Sunlife, and Manulife.

  • Adults
  • Youth/Adolescents
  • FAMILY
  • GROUPS
  • Grief & Loss
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • TRAUMA
  • SELF-ESTEEM ISSUES
  • HEALTH & RESILIENCY
  • PERSONAL GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
  • PERSONAL IDENTITY
  • CULTURAL INTEGRATION
  • INTERPERSONAL/RELATIONSHIP DIFFICULTIES
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT)
  • SOLUTION-FOCUSED (SFT)
  • NARRATIVE THERAPY
  • Internal Family Systems (IFT)
  • Person-Centred
  • Gestalt
  • Nature-Based
  • REGISTERED PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST (#P7484), COLLEGE OF ALBERTA PSYCHOLOGISTS
  • master of arts in counselling psychology (M.A.C.P), yorkville university
  • Bachelor of arts (B.a.), MACEWAN UNIVERSITY
  • MEMBER OF THE COLLEGE OF ALBERTA PSYCHOLOGISTS (CAP)
  • MEMBER OF THE PSYCHOLOGISTS ASSOCIATION OF ALBERTA (PAA)
  • MEMBER OF THE CANADIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (CPA)
  • Gender Based Violence, Resource Collective, Board Advisory Member
  • Canadian Mental Health Association, Distress Line Support Listener Volunteer
  • Kiwi Nurseries Ltd., Mindfulness Meditation Instructor
  • MacEwan University – Research Assistant in the Animal Communication and Behavioural Lab
  • Centre for Literacy, Edmonton, Games Night Program
  • Volunteer for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Save MacEwan’s Tatas!, Fundraiser for Breast cancer research
  • ALLIANCE OF INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SYSTEMS

  • CERTIFIED CRISIS & RESOURCE SPECIALIST, ST. STEPHENS COLLEGE
  • ART AND SPIRITUALITY COUNSELLING TRAINING COURSE
  • MORE THAN PUPPY LOVE ANIMAL ASSISTED INTERVENTIONS WORKSHOP
  • TATTERED TEDDIES – SUICIDE PREVENTION IN CHILDREN, CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
  • ACCEPTANCE & COMMITMENT THERAPY FOR PRACTITIONERS (2 TRAINING COURSES)
  • COPING THROUGH GRIEF AND LOSS, CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
  • 2SLGBTQIA+ AWARENESS, CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION

  • MPOWR SUPPORTS, INDIGENOUS RESOLUTIONS TRAINING

  • Alberta Blue Cross
  • ASEBP/ARTA
  • Medavie Blue Cross
  • SSQ Financial
  • Green Shield Canada
  • Sunlife
  • Manulife
  • Canada Life
  • ENGLISH
  • FRENCH
  • SPANISH

LET'S GET PERSONAL

Outside of her professional life, Denae values connections with family, friends, and the community, embracing new experiences and personal growth, appreciating nature, and expressing herself authentically.

Her hobbies encompass dancing, painting, practicing yoga, gardening, listening to podcasts, engaging in outdoor activities like camping, and exploring various forms of travel.

She eagerly welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with individuals from diverse backgrounds and identities. Having lived in Mexico during her teenage years, Denae holds the Latino culture close to her heart and is proficient in Spanish upon request.