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Josée Ouellette

Canadian Certified Counsellor

Accepting New Clients (Counselling in French and English)

Edmonton (Virtual and In-person)

Josée's Fee: $180/hour

Josée can help individuals of all ages and couples with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, loss and grief, life transitions, self-esteem, mood and emotional regulation, trauma (PTSD), domestic violence, parenting, and relationship issues with partners, friends, family members, colleagues, children, and adult children.

Who Can Josée Help?

Josée can help individuals and couples work through a variety of issues including domestic violence, parenting issues, anxiety, depression, loss and grief, life transitions, self-esteem, mood and emotional regulation, trauma (PTSD), relationship issues with partners, friends, family members, colleagues, children, and adult children.

She works with people experiencing grief and loss related to death, but also for events like the loss of a job, a serious health diagnosis, pain or illness that makes them feel that something has been taken from them.

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Couples & Relationships

Josée works with couples collaboratively by identifying areas of strength and areas of growth. Josee has trained in the Gottman Method and supports partners with identifying patterns of distancing and closeness to facilitate stronger attachment.

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Parents

Josée works with parents of young children, teens, and young adults to help them find solutions to the difficult challenges they face in their family. Josee’s approach is strongly informed by powerful approaches including family constellation work and Internal Family Systems to help heal trauma and restore wellness.

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New immigrants and People of Different Cultures

Josée helps newcomers navigate the challenges that can be experienced in establishing their new location and related concerns with parenting (including parenting in different culture)

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Teenagers, university student population and young adults

Josée has worked as a career counsellor and has been counselling university students for over 12 years. She created and taught a class about learning strategies, designed to help students improve their attention, concentration, motivation, time management, reduce test anxiety and procrastination. She works with individuals struggling with stress and challenges like ADHD by developing efficient strategies aimed at maximizing their strengths, their academic performance and their first work experiences.

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Individuals of All Ages

Josée has worked with individuals of all ages from babies, pre-schooler, children, teens, young adults, adults, and older adults. Issues range from domestic violence and attachment ruptures due to that context, to parenting issues, anxiety, depression, loss and grief, life transitions, self-esteem, mood and emotion regulation, trauma, relationship issues with friends, family members, colleagues, children, adult children, etc. Currently, Josée works with teens and adults of all ages.

Josée's Approaches

Josée uses integrative body psychotherapy (IBP) and sensory-motor psychotherapy (SPI) to bring attention to the sensations felt in the body as a focus of attention and a source of information. She holds the awareness that thoughts, emotions, and sensations have an impact on our well being.

 

She often uses expressive art as a pathway we can use to express ourselves and put experiences into words. Josée brings a quality of listening that enables her to be present to those who are suffering and who are living with challenges.

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She uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), an approach that helps people deal with a variety of issues, such as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and more by changing their thinking patterns.

Live in the Now

Josee is knowledgeable about women’s sexual health. She also has a rich experience working with people of different cultures, faiths, and worldviews. Most importantly, her approach is designed to encourage healing and enhance connection with self, others, and spiritual resources.
 

Josee believes that being present and witnessing our thoughts, feelings, and sensations in the Now opens the door to self-compassion and mindfulness, allowing us to be kind to ourselves, to accept our present experience and to acknowledge our common humanity.