Alyssa is a Registered Provisional Psychologist #3021p with the College of Alberta Psychologists, supervised by Registered Psychologist Behnam Kohandel #3229. Alyssa is also a member of the Psychological Association of Alberta. Alyssa holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Sociology, and a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology. She has several years of experience working with Children, Adolescents, & Adults in various settings. Alyssa is known for her person-centered therapy approach and is focused on working collaboratively with her clients on utilizing their strengths in achieving personal success and emotional well-being. Alyssa enjoys going for walks, traveling, cooking, bike riding, plants, and spending time with friends and family.
In her professional practice Alyssa offers counselling/therapy services to adolescents & adults employing an integrative therapeutic approach tailored to each individuals needs. Alyssa will draw on various therapeutic techniques including CBT, emotion focused, solution focused, strength based, and Mindfulness practices. Alyssa is a therapist who is easy to talk to and focuses on building strong relationships with her clients. Alyssa does not over complicate and is a great ally for her clients. She is light hearted, and kind which allows clients feel comfortable with the counselling journey. Alyssa is a highly compassionate and empathetic individual, who has a deep respect for all persons that are pursuing counselling services to improve their overall quality of life. Alyssa believes in the importance of caring for your own mental health, as how you think and feel are always with you!
Following a motor vehicle accident (MVA), many individuals experience a significant increase in stressors. These stressors usually include accident-related pain, job loss, financial difficulties, insurance concerns, and limitations in their ability to carry out their regular activities, such as household chores, parenting tasks, or social and recreational interests. They may experience feelings of depression, anxiety, and phobia of driving or being a passenger in a motor vehicle, or problems in memory and concentration. An assessment is beneficial in understanding the nature and severity of an individual's accident-related difficulties, and assists in developing an appropriate treatment plan. Counselling is beneficial in finding relief from such stressors.
Alyssa is a psychologist who has several years of experience working with a variety of client stressors/concerns. The client-therapist relationship is an essential part of successful therapy outcomes; therefore Alyssa ensures to develop strong relationships with clients to support clients in feeling comfortable, safe, and encouraged to open up and speak freely throughout the counselling journey. Alyssa is happy to be your ally in navigating the struggles of life. Depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, stress management, life transitions, issues at work, or relationship difficulties are some of the most common themes.
From the comfort of your own home, or to support with a busy lifestyle we can engage in the counselling process, via phone or video sessions. These sessions are convenient, and comfortable.