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Masters of Arts in Counselling 

Services Include:

  • Individual Counselling

  • Elder Counselling

  • Child, Youth and Family

  • Telehealth Counselling 

  • Mental Health Counselling 

Alana Gros Louis 
Masters of Arts in Counselling 

 My name is Alana and I am a Huron Wyandot woman that grew up in Treaty 6 Territory. I am currently in my practicum for my Master’s of Counselling Psychology. Presently, I am working under the supervision of Leigh Anne Sheldon from Indigenous Psychological Services. My passion is working with Indigenous and other BIPOC communities, along with children and youth. My goal is to provide Indigenous populations with psychological healing that is based in Indigenous knowledge and aims to target colonial trauma. My methods are holistic and have foundations in the Medicine Wheel and Two-Eyed Seeing where I bring a mix of Western evidence-based practices combined with traditional Indigenous teachings and cultural practices.

 

My current focus is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) with attachment-based theories. I am currently completing training and workshops that focus on trauma-informed therapies, EMDR, and Indigenous Awareness training. Additionally. I have completed Indigenous Allyship training.

 

Trainings Enrolled in: Indigenous Awareness Training, and EMDR Qualifications and Trainings: Masters in Counselling Psychology, Virtual EMDR, Indigenous Allies, Telehealth

Accepting Clients: Individuals, youth (10 yrs +), and families. General mental health counselling and can include trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and stress-related issues. 

Clients I am not accepting at this time: People requiring highly specialised mental health supports such as severe trauma or psychosis and children under 10 years of age.

 

Hours of Availability in Tele-health and In-Person: Mondays 12:00PM – 4:00PM

Fees: $70.00-$130.00 

Contact: aglindigenouspsych@gmail.com

Jasmine Nanooch
Masters of Arts in Counselling 
Client Coordinator 

I am an Indigenous student from Treaty 8 territory, currently completing the Masters of Arts in Counselling Program with Yorkville University. I recognize and respect that I am living and working within Treaty 6 territory. My academic focus has always been on Indigenous populations with emphasis on trauma and trauma-informed approaches to therapy and research. It is my goal to add to the mental health services field by bringing culturally-informed practices to individual, youth, and family therapy to Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.  

I am currently working on developing my knowledge and skills on Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (TF-CBT) and Somatic-based trauma therapy with attachment-based theories. 

I am currently completing training and workshops that focus on trauma-informed therapies, EMDR and TF-CBT. Additionally, I have taken QPR training, ASIST, Indigenous Awareness training, and Indigenous Allies training. As well, I am constantly working on building my knowledge of the many beautiful groups and cultures in and around Edmonton so that I am informed and provide culturally sensitive care where it is needed.  I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with individuals, youth, and families to work on mental health and go with them on their journey. .  

 

Qualifications and Trainings: Masters in Counselling, Virtual EMDR, Indigenous Allies, QPR, Indigenous Awareness Training, ASIST

Trainings Enrolled in: Foundations of TF-CBT, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Somatic-Based Interventions

Accepting Clients: Individuals, youth (10 yrs +), families; General mental health counselling and can include trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, sexual assault, stress-related issues. 

Clients I am not accepting at this time: People requiring highly specialised mental health supports such as severe trauma or psychosis.

 

Hours of Availability in Tele-health and In-Person: Thursdays 10:00AM– 3:00PM;

 

Telehealth only Thursdays 6-8PM

Fees: $70.00-$130.00 

 

Contact: 587-400-4626/ Email: JNindigenouspsych@gmail.com

Ruta Nuguse 
Masters of Arts in Counselling 

Services Offered: Individual counselling, couples, group (co-facilitation), 

Fees: $70.00-$130.00

Contact: 866-800-3723/Email rnindigenouspsych@gmail.com 

In-person at Slave Lake and Edmonton


Bio: I am a new intern working towards a Masters in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University. My goal is to work with minority groups, such as refugees and immigrants along with the indigenous community. My focus is trauma informed care and culturally aware/sensitive counselling.

 

Background/Counselling Framework Utilized: I utilize a person-centered approach, attachment theory, mindfulness-based practices, trauma informed practices and cultural sensitivity. Training in EMDR certification. 

 

Qualifications & Trainings: Undergraduate degree in Psychology, Masters in Counselling Psychology (in progress), Mental health first Aid, Virtual EMDR training (in progress), Trauma treatment training (in progress), Conflict in couples training (in progress), Indigenous awareness training (in progress).

 

Counselling Specialities I Work With Clients About (but are not limited to): General mental health counselling is provided and can include trauma, life transitions, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, support for newcomers settling in Alberta or other distressing situations.

 

Clients I am not accepting at this time: People requiring highly specialized mental health supports such as severe trauma or psychosis or children under the age of 10.

 

Hours of Availability: Monday (4-8pm) in person or telehealth, Wednesday (4-8pm) in-person and telehealth, Friday (9am-5pm) in-person and telehealth, Saturday (9-5) in person or telehealth

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