My theoretical approach to therapy is a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy, person-centred, narrative exposure, and solution-focused strategies. I also draw from dialectical behavioural therapy skills, art therapy, attachment theory, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing. My passion is working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I have a further interest in working with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, life transitions, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), disordered eating patterns, sports performance concerns, and identity exploration. I believe that using humour can be cathartic and I love to integrate humour into my sessions. I aim to ensure there is shared power in sessions. You are the expert on you! I am here to help you explore areas that may be anxiety inducing, traumatic, overwhelming, and just in general sometimes uncomfortable. By taking a collaborative but goal-oriented approach, I believe we can work together to help you Dive Thru your biggest concerns.
I believe that therapy is an essential part to an individual’s well-being. As the conversation about mental health continues to shift and while there has been significant progress working to decrease stigma around therapy, I believe there continues to be structural and personal barriers to accessing supports. My goal as a therapist is to provide all my clients with a welcoming, empathetic, supportive, and non-judgmental environment to process their feelings, emotions, and potentially complex relationship with their mental health. While I use multiple modalities to help my clients achieve their goals and make positive changes, I always work from a trauma-informed lens. And after almost 3 years of a global pandemic (hey there isolation/stress/illness), I believe that this is more important than ever. I also am continuously doing the work to learn from and be a strong ally to the 2SLGBTQIA+, BIPOC and Indigenous communities throughout Treaty 6. I believe it is a privilege to do this work and am continually inspired by the resilience, strength, and trust my clients share with me.
Part of why I became a psychologist is rooted in the fact that I have also had moments in my life where I have struggled with my mental health. I was able to access supports during these moments and those past therapists helped me become the person I am today. I truly feel this work is a privilege and I am always grateful when my clients share their lives with me. I appreciate the bravery it takes to show up in the therapy room every appointment, especially when it sometimes involves talking about emotions or life events that have been difficult.
Amanda’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 coverage, please contact your insurance provider.
Amanda’s appointments can be direct billed to Alberta Blue Cross, ASEBP, Canada Life, GreenShield and Medavie (which includes Veterans Affairs and RCMP).
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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.