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Morgan McClelland

Registered Provisional Psychologist, Master’s of Arts in Psychology

Accepting New Clients

Edmonton
Morgan's Rate: $180/hour

Morgan has years of experience helping teenagers, adults, couples, families, and veterans get through a variety of difficult mental health and life circumstances. 

Direct Billing to:

  • Alberta blue cross

  • Greenshield

What Can Morgan Help With?

Morgan welcomes bookings for clients of all backgrounds and abilities who wish to flourish and experience lasting balance in their lives. She works with teenagers, adults, couples, families, and veterans.

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Depression Disorders

Morgan works with people living with major depression, seasonal affective disorder, postpartum depression and more.

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Couples Counselling

Therapy can help couples with intimacy issues, trust issues, poor communication, infidelity, parenting issues, co-dependency and more.

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Anxiety Disorders

Morgan treats generalized anxiety, social anxiety, performance anxiety, separation anxiety, panic disorders and phobias.

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Sexuality & Gender Identity

Morgan fosters an environment where individuals can be themselves to explore their sexuality and gender identity without judgement.

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Psychological Assessments

Morgan has experience providing psychological and personality assessments for the purpose of diagnoses and treatment.

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Major Life Transitions

Morgan supports individuals going through new and difficult life transitions such as divorce, aging, retirement, loss and more.

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Trauma and PTSD

Morgan has experience helping individuals process, accept and heal from service related trauma, accident trauma, and more.

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Morgan's Approaches

Morgan applies a variety of approaches when helping her clients including CBT, DBT, mindfulness, solution focused therapy and more.

Morgan can also help with: 

Interpersonal conflict 

Relationships 

Emotional processing 

Grief and loss 

Vicarious trauma 

Personality disorders 

Agoraphobia 

Acute stress disorder

Intimate partner violence 

Obsessive compulsive disorder 

Emotional regulation 

Distress tolerance 

 
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Depression Disorder

Depression is a serious mental health issue that is characterized by prolonged episodes of deep sadness, feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, emptiness, exhaustion and even physical pain such as headaches and stomachaches.

Therapy can help depressed individuals reflect on their struggles and learn new tools to cope and feel better.

Morgan has significant experience working with individuals who live with major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, postpartum depression, seasonal affective disorder, and other mood disorders. 

How is Depression Treated?

Morgan uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques as well dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) to work through extreme emotional responses while supporting the individual through emotional regulation and distress tolerance. She also uses narrative therapy techniques in aiding individuals to utilize language to portray, create, and embrace their own life stories. This, in conjunction with CBT allows individuals with depression to have power over their thoughts, behaviours, and narratives associated with their experiences. 

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Anxiety Disorders

Morgan has years of experience working with people who have experienced anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, performance anxiety, separation anxiety, panic disorders and phobias. She uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help people living with anxiety recognize and challenge unhelpful thoughts, feelings and beliefs about themselves and others. She also utilized solution focused therapy that focuses on relaxation, mindfulness, and cognitive delusion to aid clients in separating unhealthy thoughts from the strong emotional responses that are connected to the thoughts themselves. 

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Generalized Anxiety

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is an overarching feeling of anxiety and fear that impacts all aspects of a person's life.

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Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety is the fear of being away from a person, pet or object that offers a sense of safety and security to the individual.

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Social Anxiety

People with social anxiety fear judgement and criticism from other which prevents them from feeling safe in social situations.

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Panic Disorders

Panic disorders or panic attacks are characterized by a deep panic, hyperventilation, heart palpitations, sweatiness, and feelings of dread.

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Performance Anxiety

Performance anxiety can affect people of all ages. It can affect teenagers afraid to write their test or adults who must give a presentation.

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Phobias

A phobia is a form of anxiety rooted to a persistent, excessive, irrational fear of an object, person, animal, activity or situation.

Psychological Assessments

Morgan is trained in psychological assessment and has a graduate diploma in psychological assessment from Concordia University of Edmonton, specializing in personality assessment for the purpose of diagnosis and treatment. She has worked with the PAI, MMPI, SIMS, and PDS. She is also familiar with MCMI and multiple other assessments relating to personality assessment and diagnosis. She completed her practicum through Concordia and has worked with military personnel in completing and scoring these assessments as well as writing diagnostic psychological reports. 

 
 
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Trauma and PTSD

Morgan has experience working with trauma survivors including veterans, domestic violence survivors, survivors of motor vehicle accidents, medical trauma survivors, abuse survivors, and first responders.

Accident Trauma Care

Since she first became registered, Morgan has worked with survivors of motor vehicle and other accident related trauma.  She uses various approaches including systematic desensitization techniques, behavioural techniques, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness, relaxation, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) strategies to support individuals who have witnessed or experienced a traumatic accident.

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Couples Counselling

Morgan has worked with couples using solution focused styles coupled with emotionally focused therapy. She uses emotionally focused therapeutic techniques to understand the cycles and patterns of interpersonal relationships and utilize attachment theory to understand the styles of attachments, the needs of each partner, and focus on the strengths of each partner and the partnership to brainstorm specific solutions for each unique partnership that I support. 

She provides a safe and nonjudgemental space for couples to speak openly about their experiences, thoughts and feelings. Therapy can help with communication, infidelity, trust, intimacy, parenting disagreements and more.

Sexuality and Gender Identity

 
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Exploration of sexuality and gender identity- Morgan is passionate about this area of her work. She enjoys helping individuals learn to better understand their sexuality and gender identity. 

 

Morgan provides a caring and non-judgemental environment where individuals can embrace their true, authentic self without judgement. She uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques to challenge the unhelpful thought patterns surrounding identity, as well as some existential therapeutic practices such as empathetic reasoning, and active listening to help clients establish meaningful relationships and build self awareness about who they are, how they have come to be, and the meaning that being such a person has on the people in their life, their community, and the world. 

Life Transitions

Morgan uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques as well as mindfulness and relaxation techniques to support individuals through difficult and unchartered territory such as aging, moving to a new home, loss of a loved one, endings or beginnings of significant relationships, retirement, career changes, health changes and more. She applies narrative techniques and metaphors to support individuals in creating meaning out of difficult changes or shifts in their lives. 

 

Morgan's Approaches

Morgan has experience with a variety of counselling approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy emotionally focused therapy, mindfulness and relaxation. She applies these approaches depending on the needs of the individual clients to helps individuals with anxiety , depression, trauma, relationship issues and more.

She also uses narrative therapy which supports people in becoming experts in their own lives by developing their own stories that fit their authentic selves and allow for further self exploration; metaphor therapy which uses language and imagery to understand, explain, and explore their current presenting problems; and, existential therapy which helps individuals build self awareness, establish meaningful relationships, and accepting anxiety as a part of life. She works with people to identify the meaning of their own lives using empathetic reasoning, socratic questioning, and active listening techniques.

 

More About Morgan

Morgan loves music greatly. She plays guitar, sings, and is learning to record her own music. She also enjoys searching for waterfalls and hiking in the mountains. Although she doesn't consider herself to be well travelled, she is looking forward to travelling the world in the upcoming years. She love dogs and has two of her own. They have quite unique personalities and keep her grounded, sane, and loved!