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Located in South Edmonton, Solace Psychology, offers a place of comfort, growth and hope.
When life becomes overwhelming and turbulent, we can feel alone and isolated. We are here to weather the storm with you and help you find a place of solace and safety.
We take pride in helping clients see results by using interventions that that have been well-researched and shown to be effective. We truly listen to you and your needs. Whether you’re hoping to process the stressors in your life, learn practical tools and strategies to overcome hardships, or discover your inner strengths and resiliency, we are here for you.
Solace Psychology Team
REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGISTS in EDMONTON
OF SOLACE PSYCHOLOGY
We genuinely believe that everyone has the potential to overcome their challenges with proper guidance and practical, tangible tools that have been proven to actually work. The heart of our work is based on compassion, trust, warmth, and professionalism.
Our goal is to help you transform anxiety, depression, loneliness, and fear into self-love, meaning, and joy.
We will work collaboratively with you to unpack the root of your problems, heal past wounds, and create healthier patterns of thinking, responding, and living.
You really can build a life worth living.
OF SOLACE PSYCHOLOGY
We truly care about you and want counselling to be a life-enhancing journey. We know how important it is for you to find a Psychologist who you mesh with – one who is genuine, respectful, and professional, yet real and authentic - which is what you can expect when working with anyone on our team.
compassion & honesty
We bring our authentic selves to session. Clients have described our team members as caring, compassionate, approachable, respectful, and knowledgeable. We genuinely care for the well-being of each client and family that we work with, and we're committed to helping you achieve overall wellness and balance in your life.
To overcome your hardships and take control of your life, you must set yourself up for success. Your Psychologist will work with you to collaboratively develop therapeutic goals and will work to the best of their ability to ensure that you get lasting, life-changing results.
At Solace Psychology, we provide the highest standard of care to our clients, ensuring that you are receiving the most out of counselling. Your information is confidential and treated with the utmost care. Our work is heavily rooted in best ethical practice and we are all active members of various psychological associations across North America. Ongoing professional development is highly valued, as we consistently partake and speak in mental health conferences, trainings, and research.
VALUABLE TOOLS & LEARNING
Our team is qualified in many effective, evidence-based therapeutic approaches to best suit your needs. We do not believe in the “one modality fits all” approach, as everyone brings unique experiences and strengths to the table. When working with our Psychologists, you will not only gain personal insight, but also learn valuable tools and techniques to address your specific challenges.
MEET THE TEAM
VANESSA GOODCHILD, B.SC., M.C.
DANIELLE CHARRON, B.A., M.C.
AMER AUJLA, M.SC.OT, M.C.
GARRETT GOOCH, B.A., M.A.
ANDREA VERA, B.SC., M.ED.
B.SC., M.C., REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST
FOUNDER & CLINICAL DIRECTOR
My practice is grounded in respect, integrity, and genuine care for my clients. I have been working in the mental health industry for over a decade with children, teens, and adults who are struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, addiction, ADHD, life transitions, trauma-related symptoms and other mental health concerns. Supporting parents and guardians with effective parenting strategies is a passion of mine. I am also dedicated to working with couples and families as relational challenges can often become too difficult to resolve on our own. I strive to help people achieve overall life balance, in all 8 aspects of well-being. I enjoy working with professionals and businesses in the realm of preparing to return to work and acquiring work/life balance.
B.A., M.C., REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST
I have been providing mental health counselling to children, adolescents, and parents for the last 4 years. I absolutely love what I do and I believe that, with the right supports, all children and adolescents can participate meaningfully at home, school, and in the community.
I have worked with clients around issues like ADHD, anxiety, depression, oppositional or defiant behaviours, anger, emotional regulation, body image, self-esteem, and parent-child relationship issues. I approach therapy with curiosity, collaboration, and compassion. I believe in providing integrated and evidence-based therapy, drawing upon Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFT), Parent Management Training, mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Additionally, I enjoy working closely with schools and providing strategies to support success in the classroom. I will be offering psycho-educational assessments in the near future.
M.SC.OT, M.C., REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST
I am a Registered Psychologist with 10 years of training in the mental health field. I also have a background in Occupational Therapy. I specialize in counselling adolescents and adults, and work with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma and interpersonal issues. I use a collaborative and client-centered approach. I like to provide a safe place for individuals to explore, observe and gain insight for their own healing and growth. In my eyes, the client is the expert; my role is to help the client identify their own unique strengths and resources, in a non-judgmental manner. Alongside counselling, I am also trained in administering psychoeducational assessments. Such assessments can identify learning challenges in students of all ages, from young children to adults.
B.A., M.A., REGISTERED PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST
I am a compassionate and growth-oriented counsellor dedicated to helping others on their personal life journeys. Having studied and worked in the mental health field for the majority of my adult life, I have gained a broad range of experience counselling children, teens and adults of all walks of life. I am passionate about helping my clients deal with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, addiction, PTSD and trauma, gender identity, sexual concerns, stress, body image, sleep issues, grief and loss, as well as life transitions. In addition to individual psychotherapy, I enjoy helping couples and families navigate their relationships and find greater depths of connection and belongingness. By creating a safe, non-judgmental and supportive space for my clients, we can generate hope and find solutions to the issues and concerns that surface during our sessions.
B.SC., M.ED., REGISTERED PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST
I see every client as an expert in themselves with the potential to keep growing and achieving their personal goals at any stage of their life. Therefore, I am passionate about helping clients find their strength and potential, and work towards a healthier mental state. My focus is to find the best approach and tools based on each client’s needs in a safe and non-judgmental space, bringing empathy, compassion, and genuineness. I am fluent in both English and Spanish.
I specialize in helping people cope with anxiety, depression, and life changes. I also enjoy helping individuals achieve higher self-esteem and confidence as well as greater overall well-being, allowing you to reach your life goals.
When working with you, I may use tools from different therapeutic modalities such as: Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness.
"It is amazing to see the tremendous growth in children and adults as they discover their full potential and begin to believe in themselves again."
Founder & Clinical Director
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