Emily P.

Emily Friesen-Peters, M.A.

Psychological Assistant and Clinician

Emily Peters (she/her) received a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from the University of North Dakota. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Psychological Assessment from Concordia University, Edmonton, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta. Her thesis research through the Honors program earned an Award of Excellence from the Canadian Psychological Association. Emily is a psychological assistant and mental health therapist. She joined Kells in 2019 and is currently in the process of becoming a registered provisional psychologist.

In her role as a Mental Health Therapist, Emily takes a trauma-informed empathetic, non-judgmental, and warm approach. Based on a client’s individual support needs, she pulls from elements of the following modalities:

  • Solution- Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Narrative
  • Compassionate Inquiry

Emily values therapeutic relationships that are collaborative, compassionate and empowering. She is currently accepting adult clients for individual therapy wanting to address:

  • Life Stressors and Burnout
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Life Transitions
  • Self-Compassion
  • Boundaries
  • Sleep Issues

In her assessment role, Emily takes a thorough, direct, and respectful approach. She has assessed adults and adolescents of various levels of functioning. Emily has experience completing the following types of assessment:

  • Personal Injury
  • Section B
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Neuropsychological
  • Disability
  • Psychoeducational

Outside of work, Emily likes to spend time with her dog, watch films, and explore new creative outlets.

A quote Emily likes is, “Sometimes the greatest adventure is simply a conversation.” – Amadeus Wolfe