MA in Counselling
Emilee is a recent graduate of Briercrest Seminary with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Emilee comes to counselling from a background of Early Childhood Education and takes this experience mixed with the counselling education and experience to work with people of all ages. Emilee walks with individuals and/or families through life, and its inevitable wounds, in order to see health and growth in life.
BA, MA in Marriage & Family Counselling
Eric utilizes a combination of Cognitive Therapy strategies along with Narrative Therapy and Systems Theory. Eric uses these evidence based strategies to help his clients affected by anxiety, depression, stress, marital issues, relationship issues, grief, or substance abuse. Eric adjusts his approach to meet the client’s needs and personality.
Eric also has training in suicide prevention (ASIST) and a certificate in dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Eric is in the process of completing his CSAT training.
Pat works part-time at Burden Bearers and is currently enjoying her cat and her horses and semi-retirement.
She has a background in nursing, parenting, and grand-parenting. Counselling from an attachment based perspective, she works with clients who struggle with grief, anxiety, depression and medical issues.
She specializes in working with individuals who have suffered childhood sexual abuse and with couples using Emotion Focused Therapy.
Pat refers to herself as a curious counsellor and invites a sense of wonder in her clients also – using Narrative Therapy to wonder about the problem story and what life would be like without the problem kind of story.
MA in Counselling
Samantha is a student therapist who is close to graduating with her Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy from Briercrest College.
Samantha applies well-established methods of therapy to help individuals and familes of all ages get to where they want to be. Samantha has training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Narrative Therapy.
Shelby is a registered social worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers and is covered under most EFAP insurance providers. Shelby has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Waterloo, along with Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) degrees from the University of Calgary and University of Lethbridge, respectively. She has additional training in working with those who have experienced trauma and is currently completing a Trauma Certificate with Wilfrid Laurier University. Shelby has completed Level 1 Gottman Method Couples Therapy and is qualified to practice Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
Shelby’s professional background includes working as an addiction and mental health counsellor, supporting adults with developmental disabilities, and several years working for the public service.
She utilizes mindfulness and a strength based, client centered and trauma informed approach to walk with those seeking counselling on their journey of healing, change and recovery.