I have over 5 years of experience working with kids, teens, adults, and groups. I thoroughly enjoy working with different populations as it informs my approach. I am constantly learning from my clients’ honesty, bravery, and hope, and am passionate about co-creating strategies for how to make life a little bit better. I am interested in what you are hoping to work on or get from therapy and how we can find ways to practice, experiment, and evaluate how to meet your needs. I use a number of different approaches that aim to understand what you are already doing that are helpful. Together we can build tools to support your individual needs.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alberta and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Trinity Western University. I am a registered provisional psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists.
I am passionate about finding the right approach or the right support; so, in the case that the best fit is not with me, I am happy to refer you to a broader community of supportive professionals that could meet your needs.
Kimberly Masliuk-Giddings, MSW.RSW.BA, is a Registered Social Worker who is a member in good standing with the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW). I have obtained my Masters in Clinical Social Work. Previously I completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree (major in Psychology). I am also the author of an academic publication featured in the Journal of Psychological Injury and Law, which explores the facets of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and malingering. I have been employed in the field of mental health for over 12 years; during my career I have been involved in the development and delivery of various programs, services and clinical treatment and therapy for individuals presenting with a variety of mental health concerns. I am
currently employed as a mental health therapist in a trauma clinic; I provide individual and group therapy to children, adolescents, and their families who are impacted by complex PTSD and Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD). I have developed and implemented curriculums for several group therapy sessions covering a variety of topics such as emotion regulation, attachment disorders, anxiety and depression. As a Registered Social Worker, I value the person-in-environment perspective to treatment; this allows the ability to assess and provide treatment to individuals through a systemic, trauma-informed, client-centered approach. Through individual and group therapy, individuals are able to gain insight as to how and why certain behaviours are developed and maintained by the influences within and around them through various contexts. I believe that every person possesses the ability to safely and successfully overcome one’s obstacles and challenges that are causing crisis or distress in their life. As a therapist, I endeavour to create an atmosphere that encourages self-discovery of skills, talents, and abilities in an environment that is safe, genuine and non-judgemental.
With the health and safety of our clients and team members being our first priority, we are currently providing all of our services either online or by telephone for the time being.
We recognize the impact of the physical distancing restrictions and stress of COVID-19, we plan to open our walk-in doors as soon as it is safe to do so. Please reach out for support and book an appointment with one of our counsellors today.