Olivia recently completed her Master of Education in Counselling Psychology at the University of Lethbridge. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in psychology from the University of Alberta. Olivia is honoured to be working as a mental health therapist at Kells Counselling.
Olivia is extremely passionate about supporting the mental health of individuals in her community. Her previous work experience includes providing support and crisis intervention services to inner-city youth and their families.
Olivia works from a client-centered approach and believes that every client is unique. Olivia exercises trust, empathetic listening, and kindness to empower her clients to share their life stories. She integrates a variety of modalities to promote change including narrative therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). She is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) basic training as well.
Olivia is excited to work with both youth and adults. She’s interested in working with clients in the following areas:
- Divorce/Family Disruption
- Emotional Regulation
- Grief and Loss
- Life Transitions
- Relationship Issues
- Self-Esteem and Identity
- Stress and Burnout