Alicia Hinger, BSc, MPC

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Alicia is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) and had been in private practice in the field of clinical assessment and counselling since 1999. Alicia’s career started out in the forensic field and then moved into family and couples health specialization. She completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in 1995 and then went onto complete her Masters Degree in Professional Counseling (Counselling psychology) in 1998.  She began her work in private practice that same year and has maintained this practice ever since.  In addition, she has worked for the Solicitor General, Correctional Services, National Parole Board, Community Corrections and Alberta Child and Family Services providing assessment, individual, family and group therapy. Although many of her contracts have been and continue to be focused on Assessment (Addictions, Parenting, At-Risk or High Risk behaviours, Personality etc), her clinical interests have always remained “Systems” oriented, heavily rooted in Attachment theory.  She brings her knowledge of this theory to counseling through the use of thorough assessment (including primary attachment relationships) and the creation of a truly individualized treatment plan for each couple (or individual) she works with.  In addition to her many years of clinical/assessment work and training, she also utilizes the Gottman method for couples (level II), Emotions Focused Therapy (EFT) by Les Greenberg and Susan Johnson, and the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT).   This approach was developed by Stan Tatkin and provides a sound framework for the integration of other theories and interventions. PACT is heavily rooted in Attachment theory, developmental, neuroscience, psychobiological regulatory systems (including the neuroendocrine systems) and therapeutic enactment. It is developing into one of the most effective means for working with couples. Alicia has been involved in training and ongoing consultation (face to face) with founder, Stan Tatkin for over 10 years and will continue this ongoing consultation to ensure she is providing her couples with the best informed methods of practice. Check out Stan's blog or webiste at: Stantatkin.com for more information on this cutting edge couples therapy.


Also check out the ongoing groups offered for couples and individual on the Core Elements Counselling Website: www.coreelements.ca where you will  also see a variety of staff who specialize in many different areas. Feel free to call our office 403-915-0440 anytime and our office manager will help you find the best therapist to serve your needs, we have a large list of professional referrals.

At Core Elements we feels it is an honour to work with individuals and couples and would be honoured to work with you or your family.


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Lethbridge AB