Samuel Platts, CSAT

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  • Registered Psychologist (Alberta, #4832)
  • #207, 11523 100th ave NW , Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 0J8
  • Phone: 780-868-5655
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  • Session Fees: I direct bill with numerous insurance companies, NIHB and the IRS programs for indigenous clients. My fee is 180 per session hour.
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam

How did I become a psychologist? At 16 years of age, I remember declaring that I wanted to become a “psychologist that specializes in addictions”. After High School I enrolled as a Psychology major in University and started my formal education. After 3 years of learning about the theory and research of the science of psychology, I lost interest in it altogether. I finished my degree without any intention of pursuing a career in the field. I worked seasonally and pursued other interests. I In 2008 my life changed dramatically. I transitioned out of seasonal work with the help of career counselling and began working in the helping profession. As a Youth and Family Support worker I cut my teeth in the field, working with those healing from abuse, neglect and a legacy of oppression and addiction. I then transferred to a wilderness adventure therapy-based addictions treatment center. In my five years working there I saw the miracle of transcendence when the right conditions were present, and conversely took phone calls about heart breaking set-backs from desperate young persons who were struggling after leaving the center.
I began working for Alberta Health Services and was employed at the Youth Addictions Services Day program. I then transferred to an outpatient role as an Addictions Counsellor with the Adult Population. I received a specialized certification as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist through the International Institute of Trauma and Addictions Professionals. I facilitated individual and group counselling for persons recovering from sex addiction, substance abuse and alcohol abuse disorders. I learned that addictive disorders nearly always co-exist with trauma and other mental health problems.
. I then transferred to the Young Adult Portfolio working as a trauma therapist. I received advanced training in Somatic Experiencing therapy for trauma.
I started working part time in private practice and for the past 3 years have been working with individuals and couples primarily with trauma and addictions issues (infidelity and betrayal). I have training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, which is focused on repairing attachment wounds and facilitating deeper intimacy and connection.
In my therapy office you will find a relationship of sure steady guidance, sensitivity, trust and humor. I have a lot of training and experience and I don’t let that get in the way of knowing who is sitting in the room with me. I have personal experience in recovery and of being in the client’s seat in a therapist’s office.

Samuel Platts Reaches

Edmonton AB