Associates can provide in-office or virtual sessions. Please indicate which you would prefer when booking. 

Please check your junk mail and/or contact Adele @ 403-809-7809 if you do not receive a response to your inquiry within 48 business hours so we can ensure you are attended to promptly.

Derek

Registered Provisional Psychologist, EMDR Practitioner

Focus Areas:

Couples/Relationship Coaching/Therapy (Gottman trained), Stress/Anxiety, Burnout, Grief, Trauma/PTSD, ADHD coaching, Interaction between faith and wellbeing, Career Coaching/Support.

Client age range: 18+
Office hours: 9:30 am – 5 pm Monday – Wednesday. Evening and Saturday appointments could be arranged. In-Person and Virtual appts available.
Fees:
  • Individuals: $175 per hour
  • Couples: $262.50 per 1.5 hour
  • Payment via e-transfer, debit and credit card
Office location: Mount Royal/Glenbrook/Glamorgan SW

I am often described as curious, compassionate, and caring. I enjoy hearing and engaging the stories and experiences of other people and helping  you understand your values, resources, and strengths so you can change and grow.

I have always had an interest in how people become who they are and the underlying reasons for their behaviour. I find that looking at situations with an understanding of the brain, memory and emotions can provide meaningful ways to understand experiences and lead to possibilities for change.  Together we will discover how your  strengths can be used to find solutions which work best for you. You are unique, and your needs help motivate me to learn and apply approaches which are most suitable for you and your goals. In addition to my focus areas above,  I am also skilled in working with people who have experienced trauma from religion or a faith community. I can also use faith and religion for healing if so desired. 

I bring myself and my life experiences to serve my clients. In addition to my education and work with clients, I also draw on my experience as a husband for over 26 years, father of two young adults, and a career which includes being a professional engineer and pastor. I know the importance of family, friends, and work while navigating different stages of life and career.

I look forward to meeting and walking beside you as you take your next steps!

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. 
~ George Bernard Shaw

More CV Information (+)
  • College of Alberta Psychologists – Registered Provisional Psychologist
  • EMDR level 1
  • CCTP-II Certified Clinical Trauma Professional – Level 2 
  • Gottman Method for Couples Therapy – Level 2
  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology – Providence Theological Seminary, Manitoba. 
  • Master of Divinity – Regent College, Vancouver, BC
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Engineering) - University of Waterloo