For over twenty years, Carla has had a genuine passion for providing evidence-based, solution-focused 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, depression, bipolar disorder, adult 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, oil and gas, aviation, education and healthcare background.
Carla takes a Rogerian approach to therapy and uses primarily cognitive behavioural therapy and solution focused therapy with her patients and their families. Carla recognizes that 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, acupuncture, chiropractic care, physician prescribed cannabis, pharmaceutical intervention, hypnosis, or 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 a patient’s ability to get you where you want to go. The Rural Way.