Trauma Recovery

Adversity is part of life. Chances are you’ve already dealt with an adverse experience such as a motor vehicle collision, an assault, a big loss, or an unexpected injury. These events can affect you for a long time. Their negative impact and distress can carry on long after the event itself and harm your ability to function in everyday life.

Here at Kells we know that WELLNESS IS POSSIBLE, even in the face of adversity. That’s why we’ve developed our Trauma Recovery Programs! Our workshops are tailored to equip you with tangible skills and tools to develop resiliency, regulate anxiety, and return to healthy functioning. The program is developed by trauma experts, and facilitated by registered psychologists and mental health counsellors.

Our programs work! We know this because our lead psychologist, Janet Ryan-Newell, has combined her 30 plus years of experience with up-to-date research to help you return to healthy functioning after a traumatic experience. You can trust us because we’re experts.

In our workshops you’ll learn all about:

  • how trauma, adversity and toxic stress effects the body and brain
  • emotional regulation
  • distress tolerance
  • boundaries
  • building strong relationships
  • mindfulness
  • self-care
  • shame resilience
  • moving forward after a negative experiences

Are you ready to feel better? Join us for a RESET workshop. 


RESET: JOURNEY for Adults Program

Journey is the third in our series of psycho-educational group programs focused on recovery from trauma and managing adversity. Taking place over 14 sessions, the program uses the metaphor of the journey to go into depth about a range of topics related to adversity and toxic stress, including setting and maintaining boundaries, developing effective coping strategies, using the wise mind, and moving through and past shame.

The next RESET JOURNEY Online Program starts March 14, 2023 and runs for 14 weeks on Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Cost: $167/week

This program saves you more than your equal amount of counselling sessions!

Registration deadline: March 8, 2023 

  • Book online here
  • Phone 780.430.4769 ext.409.

Want more information on our Reset Journey online program?

Register here for our free information session on Thursday, Feb 29th from 6pm-7pm MST.

In this session, we will guide you through an overview of RESET Journey as well as answer any questions you have about the program content, cost, assessments and more! Completely free and online, this a great way to learn about the program and decide if it is right for you and your journey to mental wellness.


Tools for Trauma 

Tools for Trauma is a full-day workshop that provides participants with practical skills to manage anxiety, regulate emotions, and recover from traumatic stress. Unaddressed trauma and adverse life experiences can impact relationships, quality of life, parenting, work, as well as physical and mental health. Psychologists at Kells Counselling specializing in trauma have combined over 30 years of experience with current research to bring participants practical tools to improve their healing process.

For upcoming Tools for Trauma Workshops:

  • Book online here
  • Phone 780.430.4769 ext.409

Everyone deserves to feel better. Attending Tools for Trauma workshop is a great first step on your journey towards wellness.



Individual Counselling and EMDR

Traumatic injury happens when a scary or negative memory gets stuck in our brain and body. After a traumatic injury you might feel scared, irritable, sad, anxious, or like you can not handle your life anymore. You may struggle with getting through the day, or even struggle with sleeping at night. All of these things are normal after experiencing trauma. 

The good news is here at Kells we have psychologists who can help you process your scary or negative memory and feel better! Our therapists are trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  Research shows EMDR to be very effective in helping people process emotionally painful and traumatic experiences. When a disturbing experience happens, it is stored in the brain with all the sights, sounds, thoughts, and feelings of the event. When a person is emotionally overwhelmed, the brain cannot process the experiences as it would normally, and these negative thoughts, sensations, and feelings become trapped in the nervous system. EMDR unblocks and desensitizes this information, allowing it to be processed and safely restored. The memory remains but the negative intensity is neutralized.

EMDR has been shown to be especially effective with persons experiencing the following:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Traumatic Events
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Negative Self-Beliefs

Many clients who have made limited progress in the past, or who have not benefitted from more traditional therapies say that with EMDR they have finally found something that works for them.

Kells Trauma Recovery Program offers a way to get you back to your normal and rebuilds health following a traumatic event.