Samantha Naidu, M.A., B.A.
Registered Provisional Psychologist in Edmonton
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 disorders, depression, anxiety, stress, relational 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
- Attachment Issues
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Body Image
- Divorce & Separation
- Emotion Regulation
- Family Counselling
- Grief & Loss
- Learning Disorders
- Life Transitions
- 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
- Mental Health First Aid
- Being Trauma Aware Certificate
- Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
- Suicide Prevention Risk Assessment & Management (SPRAM) Certificate
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Grant MacEwan University
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University
- College of Alberta Psychologists
- Psychologists' Association of Alberta
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WITH SAMANTHA, SOUTH EDMONTON