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Abimbola Orukpe

(she/her)

MSW, RSW (Mental Health Therapist)

I provide a non-judgmental, collaborative, and non-pathologizing therapeutic atmosphere to work with you ensuring you are seen, heard, understood, and respected. I operate from a lens of intersectionality, anti-oppressive practice, and a curious mindset while honouring my client’s stories, strengths, resilience, and autonomy. I do not think therapy should be rigid, so I endeavour to create a relaxed and welcoming space filled with warmth where we can work together on your journey towards optimal health and wellness.”

Abimbola is here to help with your trauma, family relationships, anxiety & depression, behavioral & emotional issues and BIPOC issues.

Works With
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families
Population
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
Availability
  • Monday Evening
  • Wednesday Evening
  • Thursday Evening
  • Saturday Morning/Afternoon
  • Sunday Afternoon/Evening
Location
  • Alberta Virtual
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  • My Approach

    I practice from a place of humility, creating a therapeutic space that honours your experiences, strengths, and resilience. My theoretical orientation is predominantly attachment-based because, as humans, relationships are fundamental to our survival, adaptation, change, and growth. I work from a trauma-informed, holistic, strengths-based, person-centred, multicultural perspective. I integrate elements of narrative therapy, which involves exploring the influences of experiences and stories with clients and how best to live within their preferred selves. I’m trained in evidence-based modalities such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness-based and Response Based Practice. As our circumstances are unique, I tailor my interventions to best fit your needs. My experience spans providing assessment, diagnostic formulation, crisis stabilization, and treatment for individuals, children, youth, and families in various settings, including hospital, outpatient, therapeutic campus-based treatment, group homes and community-based programs. I look forward to connecting with you and collaborating on the next steps of your healing journey.

  • My Philosophy

    I hold an assumption the people whom I work with are doing the best they can, and by providing personalized interventions, we can take steps towards a better future. I believe exploring new paths, learning more about self, and skill-building is a vital part of the change process. As your therapist, I will walk alongside you as you navigate life’s complexities. Your feelings, thoughts and emotions will be welcomed and valued in our sessions. We will celebrate your efforts as you continue to learn, grow, evolve, and gain new insights.

  • My Why

    I was raised in a culture where conversations about mental health were uncommon. I could attribute this in part to cultural and religious myths about mental health and the stigma that comes with it. As a therapist, my goal is to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health, offer representation, and normalize therapy. I aspire to create a welcoming and accepting environment where you can freely express and explore your authentic self without judgment or fear.

Focus

  • 2SLGBTQIA+
  • Academic Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • BIPOC Issues
  • Career or Work-related Issues
  • Couple's Issues
  • Cultural or Racial Identity
  • Death or Illness
  • Depression
  • Developmental Issues
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Eating-related Issues
  • Family Relationships
  • Eating-related Issues
  • Family Issues
  • Family Relationships
  • Grief and Loss
  • Immigration
  • Learning Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • OCD
  • Parenting Issues
  • Personality Disorder
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-compassion
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Sexual Health
  • Sleep Issues
  • Social Skills
  • Spirituality and Existential Issues
  • Stress
  • Substance Use or Addiction
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma

Therapy Approaches

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Anti-racist/Anti-oppressive
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Exposure and Response Prevention
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person/Client Centered
  • Solution Focused
  • Strengths Based

Specialized Experience With Allied Communities

  • At risk children and youth
  • Domestic Violence
  • Indigenous Communities
  • Immigrant
  • Racial Justice
  • Refugees
  • Single Parent

Rates + Direct Billing

Abimbola’s fees are:

50-Minute Session: $220

80-Minute Session: $330

Our therapy services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance provider or benefit plan. To confirm your plan’s coverage, please contact your insurance provider.

Abimbola’s appointments can be direct billed to Alberta Blue Cross, ASEBP, Canada Life, Co-operators, GreenShield and Medavie (which includes Veterans Affairs and RCMP).

Don’t see your insurance listed?

If we’re unable to direct bill your insurance provider, you’ll be able to submit the receipt we send at the end of your session to your insurance provider for reimbursement yourself.

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