Registered Provisional Psychologist, EMDR Trained
Virtual and In-person
Accepting New Clients
(Counselling in French and English)
Desiree's Rate: $180/hour
Desiree’s philosophy is rooted in compassion and kindness for all people, animals, and Mother Earth. With a genuine, empathetic, and heart-centered spirit, she values creating a warm and safe space where her clients can express any emotion, thought, or struggle that need to be felt. She welcomes all backgrounds, cultures, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and those who value vulnerability and self-discovery.
Direct billing to:
Alberta Blue Cross
What Can Desiree Help With?
Desiree provides a safe and compassionate environment for adolescents and adults that experience depression, anxiety, PTSD, emotional dysregulation, relationship issues, and loss. She works with her clients to challenge unhelpful thoughts and beliefs while providing the tools and coping strategies needed to develop more resilience, balance and positivity in life.
Desiree can help her clients with:
Stress and Burnout
Trauma and PTSD
Grief and Loss
Desiree's Main Approaches
Desiree works from a person-centered and holistic approach to address her client’s emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. She believes within us each is a therapist and prioritizes client empowerment through collaboration.
She uses varying counselling theories including Acceptance and Commitment Based Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Narrative Therapy, and trauma-informed care to support her clients facing mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, loss and grief, suicide ideation, trauma, emotional dysregulation, and unexplained mental health challenges. Desiree is also pursuing training in EMDR.
More About Desiree
Desiree completed her Bachelor of Arts (honours) in Psychology at the University of Manitoba and her Master’s in Education (Counselling Psychology) at the University of Alberta. She is also fluent in English and French. Through her education and experiences, she deeply appreciates the ebb and flow of mental health concerns and being present with her client’s emotions. “Empathy fuels connection”- Brene Brown
Animals have a big place in Desiree's heart. She loves all animals and is particularly fond of dogs and farm animals such as goats, sheep, ponies, and silky chickens. Desiree has two adorable dogs called Kiwi and Bentley. She also enjoys travelling, trying new recipes, reading, attending hot yoga classes, and connecting with her friends and family.