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Karlana 

Owner, Principal Therapist

Ages 6+

Theoretical Approach & Areas of Special Interest

 

I believe therapy provides an opportunity for individuals to express themselves and work towards independence, personal strength, and individual goals. Each and everyone who comes to therapy has their values, beliefs, perspectives, and coping abilities, therefore, when utilizing the most ideal approaches and therapeutic modalities to support each client achieve their goals.  

 

The therapeutic modalities that I often utilize with clients include Cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy.  I firmly believe in approaching therapy from a biopsychosocial approach, understanding the complex interactions of a person's biological, psychological, and social functioning and the influence and impact these factors may have on one’s overall health and well-being. Working with Country Counselling we offer services that support the “whole person” providing assessments and referrals as needed to provide a well-rounded treatment plan. 

 

When I am not working with Country Counselling Services and my private practice you can find me supporting children and youth in various capacities across Alberta, Canada, and Internationally, sitting on various boards advocating for Mental Health supports and services.

Having a specialist interest in Family mediation, I work with couples to create mutually beneficial parenting plans with the best interest of their children in mind, amicable separation, and divorce plans.

 

Currently Registered as a Child and Youth Care Counsellor (2086) AB and Counselling Therapist (2086), Registered Clinical Counsellor (19115) BC and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (10009519).

While continuing my education and professional development and planning to register with CAP in the future, I currently provide services with children ages 6 and up, youth, adults, and seniors, individual, couples, and family therapy. In addition to specializing in Family Mediation, Separation and Divorce, and Parenting plans focusing on the best interest of all involved.

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Professional Registrations & Areas of Practice

Counselling Therapist, AB (2086)

Canadian Certified Counsellor (10009519)

Registered Clinical Counsellor BC (19115)

Child & Youth Care Counsellor (2086)

Qualified Mediator (Q.MED) AB/CAD

Areas of Practice:

Anxiety, Anger Management, Child/Adolescence, Depression, Domestic Violence, Personality Disorders, Trauma/PTSD, Relationship/Couples, Grief, Intimate Partner Violence, Stress Disorders, Workplace issues, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem, Pain Assessment & Management, Crisis Response, Personal growth, OCD, Peer Relationships & Bullying, Self Harm & Suicidal Ideation, Sexual Assault, Stress Management, Integrative Medicine for Mental Health, Child and Youth Care Counselling, Mediation for families and couples.

Education
Master of Arts Counselling Psychology

2019-2021

Bachelor of Professional Arts Human Services

2015-2016

Early Learning & Child Care Diploma

2012-2014

Early Learning & Child Care Certificate

2012-2014

Post-Masters Continuing Education

Certificates :

Psychopharmacology Intensive Course- Dr. Buffington, Ph.D., M.S.

2020

Certificate in Nutritional & Integrative Medicine for Mental Health

2021

 

ATMA Academy Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy Training

2021

Mediation:                                                                                               

  • Spousal Support and Division of Property                                     

  • Changes to the Divorce Act                                                              

  • Parenting After Separation High Conflict                                        

  • Agreements to Mediate                                                                     

  • Parenting Plans and Child Support

Additional Training:

  • Ambiguous Loss

  • Cultural Safety

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Narcissistic Abuse Training

Currently completing:​

1. Forensic Psychology

2. Drugs and Behavior

3. Social Psychology

4. Learning through Life

5. Biological Psychology 

6. Cognitive Psychology

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