Danielle Gagnon received her Masters in Counselling
from Trinity Western University in British Columbia. Recognizing the connection
between mental and physical health Danielle went on to receive her Bachelors of
Science in Nursing from the University of Calgary. She holds dual registration
in Alberta both as a Registered Psychologist and as a Registered Nurse.
Danielle currently is enrolled PhD studies in the field of Nursing at the
University of Alberta. Her field of study is investigating the
implications of sleep quality declines on health.
In addition to working directly with client's
Danielle also works with Community Organizations and Businesses in a variety of
capacities with a primary focus of developing strategies to maximize resources
and improve services. Danielle also values education and the role of future
healthcare professionals and therefore, spends a portion of her time teaching
in the Psychiatric Nurses Program at Grant MacEwan University.
Danielle's primary focus in therapy is to ease suffering and promote
wellness. Often, clients’ seek therapeutic intervention when they are
struggling with an obstacle that reduces their sense of peace. Danielle strives
to identify the source of the discontent and create strategies with the
client(s) to reduce and eliminate the struggle so that well-being can be obtained
and/or restored. Danielle emphasizes the role of a therapeutic relationship in therapy where client(s) experience trust, acceptance and a willingness to be open to viewing their situation from an alternate perspective. Using the above approach Danielle finds that client(s) are
able to resolve issues promptly and remove obstacles that were challenging
their ability to fulfill their potential and feel a sense of purpose in their lives.
Danielle applies her key principals of therapeutic intervention across multiple issues for individuals, couples, and families. Key areas of specialization include:
Health and Illness Issues
Healthy Emotional Balance
Depression and Anxiety
Family Therapy/ Family in Crisis
Life Transitions and Stages
Grief and Loss Issues
Linda Schritt RSW
Specializes in providing counselling services to individuals, families, and groups. She has extensive training and experience in the area of childhood abuse. She was worked with a range of the complex issues that are associated with abuse. Linda
demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the challenges that face clients
who have endured and survived abuse. Linda possesses the knowledge base and
skill level to assist those individuals who are continually challenged by the
life-long journey of healing through the implementation of trauma resolution
and family counseling.
Linda works from
a conceptual framework that acknowledges the traumagenic impact of abuse on the
individual and family systems dynamics. Linda is able to assess the individual
for the behavioral indicators and symptomatology generally associated with
abuse and work within the client’s capacity. Through the implementation of
various established treatment modalities Linda is able to proficiently deliver
counseling services to effectively enhance the healing process.
Areas of practice:
Recovery from all forms of child abuse (sexual, emotional, physical, and spiritual abuse)
Domestic Violence Issues
Blended Family Issues
Loss and Bereavement
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