Cheryl Placsko, MA, R.Psych

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Cheryl is a Registered Psychologist with a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Certified EMDR therapist. She has extensive experience and expertise working with adults, children and families dealing with a wide variety of issues and concerns including anxiety, O.C.D., PTSD, depression, grief, stress and trauma.

Stressors and intense emotions can be overwhelming and leave us feeling out of control, helpless, frustrated and scared. Cheryl works with clients to help them understand how to relax their body and release patterns of thought and behaviour that reinforce avoidance,and relief seeking; and get in the way of achieving their goals.

Cheryl is known for her calm, centered and accepting manner. She is supportive and direct in her approach to creating understanding and support that allows her clients to identify and change patterns of behaviour and beliefs that interfere with their ability to cope effectively. When working with children and teens, she encourages parent involvement in the therapeutic work. Parents are seen as the collaborators, models, and mentors of the change desired for their children.

Cheryl draws from many theoretical approaches including: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (C.B.T.), Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapies, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (E.M.D.R.).

Cheryl Placsko Reaches

Calgary AB