Jennifer Rioux, MC, R. Psych

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I am a Registered Psychologist with a welcoming office located in Okotoks, Alberta. I love our community and am proud to work with the Foothills Community. I am registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a member with Psychologists Association of Alberta. LGBTQ friendly.

I work with Children, Teens, Adults, Couples and Families with a variety of presenting issues including:
  • Addiction, Recovery and Relapse Prevention
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Self-Harm
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Trauma Recovery including Unresolved childhood trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Infertility
  • Body Image
  • Self Esteem
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sexual Identity

Family/ Couple Matters:

  • Marriage/ Couple Therapy
  • Parent-Child Relationship
  • Navigating through Separation and Divorce
  • Building your Blended Family
  • Child and Teen Behavioural concerns

I strive for a high standard of care and practice. I use therapies that have proven effectiveness for your individual concern. I continue education and training to ensure you continue to receive a quality experience. Some of the therapeutic modalities that I am trained and have experience in are:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) which is an effective therapy to relieve symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
  • Gottman Method level 1 and 2 for building connection, trust, communication and understanding with couples
  • Dialectical therapy skills for personality disorders and managing intense emotions
  • Solution focused therapy that provides brief strength based therapy

As your therapist, I hope to help you recognize your strengths and potential, increase positive life experiences, and build capacity to cope with life's struggles.I value the importance of our working relationship and want to work with you towards your desired goals. At times we all may need support through life's challenges to reach our goals. Some time's obstacles are within ourselves, together we can look at the thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that are keeping you stuck in unhealthy or unsatisfying patterns and develop new strategies to increase your life satisfaction and overall wellness.        

My professional experience within a residential addiction treatment centre, community counselling centres and medical facilities addressing various addictions, mental health, personal, and relational concerns has been a valuable part of my professional journey and I bring those expertise to my private practice. Through my own personal and professional journey I have developed professional values that act as pillars to my practice:
Professional Values:
  • Collaborative work with clients and other health professionals
  • Brief therapy that provides symptom relief and progressive change
  • Focus on client's goals
  • Utilizing best practices
  • High standard care 

#GirlsRStrong Group Series

Building Powerful Youth through Self-Acceptance
Mondays 6:30- 8pm  May 1st- June 5th, 2017
Cost: $300.00 (covered through most benefit plans)
This group series is for girls 13-17 years of age. The purpose is to learn about and build a healthy self-esteem. Key components in the group will assist in getting to know and honouring your authentic self, identifying healthy and unhealthy influences of self-esteem, creating a healthy body image, navigating through social pressures and modern social media, and building a plan for long term self-acceptance.

Online booking available through my website at:

I look forward to meeting with you. You may contact me for a brief phone consultation or make your initial appointment. I offer day and evening appointments to make our meetings more convenient for you.
Warm Regards,
Jennifer Rioux, MC, Registered Psychologist            

Jennifer Rioux Reaches

Okotoks AB
Turner Valley AB
High River AB