Balance Psychological Services
Counselling and Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy
Registered Provisional Psychologist
**Currently accepting new clients**
Hi there! My name is *Amanda*, and I am a Provisional Psychologist here at Balance Psychological Services. My journey and passion with mental health started long ago, and it has been a dream come true to have the opportunity to work in this field.
My personal therapeutic philosophy is one of both holism and collaboration. My perspective is that we as humans are shaped by our thoughts, feelings, trauma’s (big or small), experiences, relationships (both past and present), environment and biology. Together these factors collide to shape who we are as individuals, and as a result, can hold the key to overcoming many of the challenges that have brought you here. I wholeheartedly believe that everyone’s healing journey is their own, and that throughout the process, both the mind and body should be given the space and time necessary to heal.
Now to end things off, a little about me....
When I am not working in this career that I love, you can find me hanging out with friends and family, on some body of water either fishing or boating, hiking in the mountains, or cuddling on the couch with my adorable creatures.
Edmonton & Stony Plain
In Person & Virtual Visits Available
Throughout my career I have had the pleasure of working with adolescents and adults who are feeling stuck, are experiencing anxiety and depression, diagnosed with personality disorders, have survived trauma or who feel they do not have a solid sense of identity, among other things. I view the therapy space through a lens of both attachment and trauma, and as your therapist, will guide you to play an active role in your own healing process, while offering a safe space to reflect on your journey. Together we will work to invite curiosity back into your world, safely explore those emotions which can often feel overwhelming, analyze the beliefs and narratives that shape how you view yourself, and work to find solutions to those problems that feel as though they follow you around.
At the end of the day, we are all humans trying to navigate a messy world. My hope is that together we can set you up with tools that can help you navigate the unknown more comfortably.
**AMANDA’S ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS**
-Bachelor of Science with Distinction Major in Biological Sciences; Minor in Psychology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
-Master of Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University, Fredericton New Brunswick
-EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
-The Gottman Method
-Adult Attachment: Trauma-Informed Assessment and Treatment Interventions
-Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Beginners