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Samantha Naidu, B.A., M.A. (Student)

Counselling Intern in Edmonton

EMDR Therapist

Hello! My name is Samantha. I am very excited to embark on my counselling journey at Solace Psychology. I am currently a student at Yorkville University completing a Master of Arts in Counselling degree. This program has helped me develop skills to work with individuals who are dealing with a variety of mental health concerns. 

I have been working in the Addiction and Mental Health field for over 7 years. Over the years, I have worked with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Most recently, I have been working with high-risk youth and adults dealing with addiction and mental health concerns, such as different learning, behavioral, cognitive, and socio-emotional challenges, as well as ADHD, anxiety, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

I also enjoy helping people learn how to cope with  depression, trauma, life transitions, grief and loss, and various life stressors. I have a firm understanding of providing empathy, compassion, and patience with my clients. My work and education experience has allowed me to further develop my therapeutic skills.

Therapy for Children, Teens & Adults

I believe in building a strong relationship with each client that is founded on mutual respect and trust. I strive to provide clients with a comfortable and non-judgmental space to help them develop the tools they need to cope with the challenges in their lives. Since every individual is unique, I use a person-centered approach. I draw from a variety of approaches to create an individualized experience that will fit a client’s needs. Therapeutic approaches can include Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFT) or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

When working with children, I ensure to make sessions fun and engaging through the use of play and art based methods. I am a firm believer in supporting parents as I work with their children, so that parents can learn new ways to approach difficult situations. 

I look forward to being a part of you and your family's journey!

* Sessions are offered at a reduced rate


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Body Image
  • Children's Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Family Counselling
  • Grief & Loss
  • Learning Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Self-Esteem & Confidence
  • Self-Harm & Suicidal Ideation
  • Sleep Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Teen Counselling
  • Trauma, Abuse & PTSD
  • Work / Life Balance


  • Psychological First Aid for Pandemics Trainer
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Being Trauma Aware Certificate
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Not On Tobacco (N.O.T) Facilitator Training

Academic Credentials

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Grant MacEwan University
  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University


  • Psychologists' Association of Alberta

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