Paula Gurnett, B.A., M.A., C.C.C.-Q

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Paula is affiliated with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and the Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta.  She has several years of experience in advocating for and supporting adults and youth in a variety of capacities.  She is passionate about supporting people on their unique path, as they uncover ways to strategically live with intention and purpose.  Paula carries a person-centered approach that holds trust, acceptance, respect, and collaboration as significant.

Paula offers in-person, telephone, and online sessions that are tailored to your specific areas of need and interest.  

Day, evening, and weekends appointments are available.

-Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.  Receipts are provided for reimbursement. 

 

Individual Therapy

Living a life you love is a journey that requires ongoing attention and intention.  Gaining clarity of personal values, ideals, and dreams are key in living in alignment to your true self.  With one to one coaching, you will gain the support to overcome personal barriers and build an empowered life of personal purpose.

 

Couples Therapy

Navigating life together can bring excitement and challenges, along with the unexpected.  This is a space to seek a deeper understanding of each other and to consider both relational strengths and challenges.  Building bridges within a relationship helps with discovering how to move forward in healthy and fulfilling ways, where individuality is not lost but rather celebrated.  This guidance can be beneficial for navigating through relationship decisions in a deliberate and intentional manner.

 

Marriage Assessment

Being intentional about creating a life you enjoy and love, includes being proactive about your relationship.  Preparing for marriage puts you at being 31% less likely to get divorced.  This is a non-denominational assessment and counselling package that may meet the qualifications required for those getting married in a church - please confirm the church prerequisites.

 

For those already married, this is a great opportunity to troubleshoot relationship downfalls and to optimize your strengths.  This assessment is customized to you and your relationship in order to be relevant, as it creates a platform for rich and meaningful conversations.  ​

 

This assessment process can bring hope for a solid future, as understandings and agreements are uncovered and created.

 

Education

·Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology
·Bachelor of Arts in Child & Youth Care
·Substance Use Certificate

 

Areas of Expertise

·Anxiety

·Assertiveness and Boundaries 

·Away-Working and Its Impact

·Conflict

·Directional Guidance
·Codependency 
·Communication
·Coping and Resiliency Skills 
·COVID-19
·Crisis Management 
·Depression
·Domestic Abuse
·Emotional Disturbance 
·Grief
·Life Coaching
·Life Transitions
·Marital 
·Mental Health
·Peer Relationships 
·Postpartum
·Premarital
·Relationship Growth
·School Issues
·Self-Awareness Advancement
·Self-Esteem Building 
·Stress
·Substance Affected

·Substance Use

·Trauma

·Women's issues

 

Client Focus - Age

Adults

Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)

 

Types of Therapy

·Coaching
·Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
·Compassion Focused
·Culturally Sensitive
·Eclectic
·Family / Marital
·Gottman Method
·Intervention
·Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
·Motivational Interviewing
·Person-Centered
·Positive Psychology
·Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
·Strength-Based
·SYMBIS 
·Trauma Focused


Cost
$100-$150 
Links
https://www.instagram.com/stirpsychology/
https://www.stirpsychology.com 

 


Paula Gurnett, B.A., M.A. Reaches

Sherwood Park AB