Alexandra Froese, M.Ed., Reg. Psychologist #927

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Not accepting new clients at this time.

I am a Registered Psychologist with more than 10 years of experience in mental health and education fileds with children, teens, and adults. I am passionate about working with people who have experienced trauma, loss, divorce/separation, and recent changes in life. I am also well experienced in areas such as suicidal ideation and self-harm, anxiety, depression, and behavioural problems (aggressive, impulsive, oppositional and sexual behaviour problems). I enjoy helping people overcome challenges and realize their potential.

I hold authorized practice endorsement and provide comprehensive psychological and psycho-educational assessments that help my clients discover their unique strengths, needs, and practical strategies for well-being and growth. It is very rewarding to offer my clients tools for optimizing their learning, work, and relationships.

Theoretical Approach
I am a humanistic therapist at the core. My approach combines person-centered, existential and classic gestalt therapies. I also use elements of dialectical behaviour (DBT) and trauma-focused cognitive-behavioural therapies (TF-CBT), mindfulness and solution-focused approaches, depending on my clients’ needs. I rely on academic research in psychology, education, and neuroscience to offer my clients everyday concrete tools for health and happiness.
In counselling children and teens, I build on their interests, use play and art-therapy techniques, as well as various craft-based activities to make therapy engaging. When meeting with adults, I sometimes use brief questionnaires, checklists, and visuals to bring new insights and facilitate exploration. If you are an adult who would like to experience the benefits of art therapy, I will be glad to offer it, as a part of the therapeutic process as well.

Additional Training
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) training
Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioural therapy (TF-CBT) course
Family Systems Therapy training
Cognitive-behavioural therapy for children and adolescents
Cognitive-behavioural therapy for treatment of anxiety in adults
Suicide Prevention and Intervention training (Train the Facilitator)
Self-Harm Behaviour in Youth: Issues and Strategies
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Understanding Children’s Sexual Behaviours: From natural and healthy to disturbed
“WhyTry” Program training. Solution-focused and motivational treatment program for children and adolescents
Lions Quest K-8: Skills for Growing and Skills for Adolescents
Mental Health First Aid
Putting neuro-developmental research into your everyday practice
Head injury, TBI, and its impact on the brain: Application for clinical practice
FASD Assessment/New Assessment Guidelines
Substance Use Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI): Administration, Scoring, Interpretation

Your First Session
No matter what your reason is for seeking counselling, in my office you can expect to be in a safe and supportive environment, where you will be listened to. During the first session I will typically ask questions about you and your life. This will help to clarify the situation and circumstances that brought you to counselling. You are welcome to ask me questions as well, so that you can get to know me better. 
We will also review intake forms and  discuss confidentiality and privacy.

Alexandra Froese Reaches

Saskatoon SK