For over twenty years, Carla’s had a genuine passion for providing professional, ethical and confidential counselling and psychology services in various rural communities throughout central, east-central and south-central Alberta.

Carla has a variety clinical interests, including the treatment of anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD, pain management and especially sleep and wake disorders.  She enjoys working with people from all walks of life, but identifies the absolute best with individuals and families from agriculture and/or oil and gas backgrounds.

With an educational background in disability studies and psychology, Carla has a unique skill-set that enables her to work well with diverse populations, including, but not limited to individuals with cognitive disabilities, individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or those that choose to identify as a gender minority (gay, lesbian, transgender, etc.).  Carla has even provided care to several individual Hutterian Brethen, more commonly known as Hutterites.

Carla considers herself pan-theoretical.  This means that she focuses first on establishing a strong therapeutic alliance and then integrates a multi-model approach to her assessment and intervention(s).  This eclectic approach, according to Carla, is how she best meets the diverse needs of individuals and families living in rural Alberta.

While psychotherapy alone has proven to be highly effective in the treatment of many psychological conditions, such as anxiety and depression, Carla prides herself on working from a Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) approach.  Essentially, this integrates other treatments and curative factors that may further enhance an individual’s emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing. Naturopathic medication, massage, reflexology, acupuncture, chiropractic care, physician prescribed cannabis, pharmaceutical intervention, hypnosis, or even just simple modifications to diet and exercise are a few of the adjunct treatments and treatment providers that, when coordinated with psychological care, may further enhance your ability to get you where you want to go. The Rural Way.

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