Ann Marie Dewhurst, PhD

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I am a registered clinical psychologist with 26 years’ experience. As a doctoral psychologist, my credentials are easily accepted by insurance companies and I have been qualified many times as an expert witness in both criminal and family courts.
 
I work in a collaborative practice with two other psychologists and clinical social workers to provide a full range of clinical and counselling services. Our office is in the quiet residential area of Strathearn on the south side ofthe river near Bonny Doon Mall and downtown. There is free parking in front of our office and we are conveniently close to bus routes #8 and #112. 
 I have been helping men and women make changes in their lives for the past twenty-six years. The people I work with are often dealing with anger, aggression, depression, anxiety, trauma and different forms of “acting out” (e.g., gambling, pornography addictions, substance abuse, etc.). I provide a safe space to explore what the problem might be and different strategies for resolving problems. Many of my clients are survivors of childhood trauma and are dealing with abuse in their adult lives. I have significant experience working in a cross-cultural context, particularly with First Nations peoples. Some of my clients are involved with mandating employers or agencies such as Alberta Human Services (child welfare), Probation and Parole. I support my clients in meeting their mandated goals and
will provide progress reports to the referring agents.  

 
I have three areas I focus upon in my practice: a) counselling people who struggle with anger, depression and anxiety; b) counselling people who are dealing trauma related to sexual abuse and/or domestic violence (both victims of violence and those who have caused abuse); and, c) completing parenting and risk assessments. I workwith older adolescents and adults. I work from a positive, hope-focused approach to intervention sand integrate a variety of strategies including: cognitive behavioural therapy, hypnosis, narrative therapy and EMDR.


Dr. Ann Marie Dewhurst Reaches

Edmonton AB