Carla lives in Innisfail with her husband Dean and their energetic three year old son, Finn. Aside from being a devoted mother and wife, Carla owns and operates Summit Psychology Inc., a small psychology practice that offers services to those living in rural Alberta.
Carla was born and raised in rural, Central Alberta. She grew up in a family supported by both agriculture and oil and gas. Carla went on to earn a Diploma in Rehabilitation Services, a Bachelor Degree in Community Rehabilitation & Disability Studies and eventually a Master of Science Degree in Psychology. She is halfway through the completion of her PhD in Psychology and she is aiming to be Dr. Carla by the summer of 2020.
In her twenty years of counselling, Carla has worked as a counsellor and eventually a counselling clinical supervisor in public education, as a seniors counsellor in home care, as a consultant in the public healthcare system and most recently as a provisional counselling psychologist at a rural post-secondary institution.
Aside from having a very relaxed approach to therapy, Carla understands social anxiety and depression, not because she’s studied their clinical presentation solely from a textbook, but because she too has struggled at times with these debilitating conditions. Its these exact experiences that allow Carla to be the down-to-earth clinician that many describe her to be.
Carla is registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) as a Provisional Psychologist. She also holds voluntary memberships with the Psychologists Association of Alberta (PAA), the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and the American Psychological Association (APA).