Individual Counselling (13+)
In-Person Central Edmonton Office
Traditional talk therapies
Services provided at Central Edmonton office, located at 12018- 95st.
Karen has been in the helping professions for 35 years. Throughout her personal and career journey, she
has been an advocate and ally for the many and varied Indigenous people she has had the privilege to
serve. She began her career at The Family Centre in Edmonton, where she had the opportunity to work
with and learn from Elders as part of her in-home family preservation work. Opportunities for learning
and training were present throughout the years, including cultural immersion in her work as an
addiction counselor at Poundmaker's Lodge Treatment Centre in Edmonton. Sixteen years as an
addiction counselor allowed her to witness the intergenerational trauma effects of colonization. Karen hopes she can be of service, bringing a client-centered approach that respects the individual's lived
experience within the larger societal context. She takes a comprehensive approach to therapy,
recognizing that balance requires attention to the person's mind, body, emotion, and spirit.
I utilize an eclectic approach, including mindfulness-based cognitive behaviour therapy, solution focussed
therapy, and more, to provide a client-centered, trauma-informed approach to healing. Areas of interest
include trauma healing, depression, anxiety, addiction recovery, life transitions, LGTBQ2+, and
Trainings/Certification: Registered Psychologist -Master of Counselling Psychology, Indigenous awareness training, and EMDR.