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Samantha Naidu, M.A., B.A.

Registered Provisional Psychologist in Edmonton

EMDR Therapist

Hello! My name is Samantha and I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist at Solace Psychology & Wellness. I have graduated from Yorkville University with a Master of Arts in Counselling degree, and I also hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Grant MacEwan University.

I enjoy working with teens, adults and couples. I have been working in the Mental Health field for over 8 years. My work experience has given me invaluable experience in helping people cope with trauma-related disordersdepressionanxiety, stressrelational concerns, addiction, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I also enjoy helping people learn how to cope with life transitions, grief and loss, and various life stressors. Over the years, I have worked with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

I have a firm understanding of providing empathy, compassion, and patience with my clients. My work and educational experience has allowed me to further develop my therapeutic skills, as I engage in life-long learning.

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 also 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),  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

When working with teens, I ensure to make sessions fun and engaging through the use of art based methods. I value building a trusting relationship to best support you and your child through difficult situations. 

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

AREAS OF SPECIALTY

  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Body Image
  • 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

SPECIALIZED TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • College of Alberta Psychologists
  • Psychologists' Association of Alberta

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