Alyssa Ryan, M.Sc.

Registered Psychologist

Alyssa’s (she/her) steady, playful, and down-to-earth style quickly puts people at ease. Alyssa’s approach to therapy and assessment is first and foremost, deeply respectful and humanistic.

In therapy, Alyssa’s goal is to provide a safe place for clients to access their ability to grow and heal, and to enhance clients’ quality of life by increasing awareness and introducing new skills. To do this, Alyssa utilizes play therapy, talk therapy, and EMDR therapy. Alyssa draws from a number of therapeutic schools including: person-centred, dialectical behaviour, narrative, emotion-focused, cognitive-behavioural, and mindfulness-based therapy. Alyssa has specialized training in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) and Edu-therapy Grief Resolution.

When providing assessment services, Alyssa combines professional efficiency with kindness, compassion, and respect. Alyssa’s goal is to help increase awareness and provide relevant, helpful recommendations to assist clients in moving forward.

Alyssa completed her Master of Science in Counselling Psychology at the University of Calgary and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Applied Emphasis at Concordia University of Edmonton. Prior to registering as a psychologist, Alyssa worked with high-risk children and families in a variety of roles, including caregiver, interventionist, program developer, and researcher. Alyssa and her family continue to provide support to high-risk teens, and respite to families with children with a variety of mental health needs.

Alyssa currently provides counselling and assessment services to individuals and families in these areas:

    • Trauma and PTSD
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Sexual Abuse
    • Emotional Regulation
    • Attachment Concerns
    • Play Therapy
    • Parent Coaching
    • Self-Esteem
    • Grief & Loss
    • Relationship Issues
    • Family of Origin Concerns
    • Life Transitions
    • Stress
    • Divorce/Separation
    • Eating Disorders
    • Self-Harm
    • Career Counselling
    • Boundaries and Assertiveness
    • Home Assessments
    • Parenting Assessments
    • Psycho-educational Assessments
    • Personal Injury Assessments