I prefer an eclectic approach and draw from various therapy methods (modalities), including solution-focused, CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, and Accelerated Resolution Therapy. I understand that each person and their journey is unique, and you may not benefit from focusing on one modality. Although I work with all ages across the lifespan, I particularly enjoy working with the 18-25 age group.
I employ a trauma-focused, anti-oppressive lens and person-centred, strength-based approach to meet people where they are in their journey to awaken their spirit. I draw from feminist theory and intersectionality to see the impacts of dominant social discourse. I decided to pursue my Master of Social Work in Clinical Counselling because I wanted to help people who have been negatively impacted by the systems in which I have worked. I was raised by a parent with significant mental illness, and enduring my own experiences with mental injury and neurodivergence, I am familiar with the impacts and issues of mental illness and injury. I also understand that each person's experiences are unique and individual. I draw from my personal and professional experiences and many years of formal education and training regarding the impacts of trauma. I acknowledge the impacts of colonialism to facilitate a shift of the deficit narrative to one of intergenerational survivance. I will help you explore your mental injuries to promote healing.
I decided to become a therapist after spending over 20 years working in various public sector areas, such as Children's Services, Income Support, as well as working for First Nations Agencies in Northwestern Alberta. I wanted to help people who have been negatively impacted by the systems I have work in. Raised by a parent with significant mental illness, having an ACES score of 9, enduring my own experiences with depression and anxiety and coming to terms with my own late stage diagnosis of neurodivergence, I am all to familiar with the impacts and issues of mental illness and injury. Helping people so they can find and be their true, authentic selves while making meaning of their experiences is something I value.
Selena’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.
Selena’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.