About Hadley Mitchell

My View of Therapy

I view therapy as a collaborative and goal oriented process where clients bring expertise of their life and I bring counselling knowledge and experience to help people make meaningful changes and get to a better place.

As a goal-oriented therapist, I work closely with clients to establish therapy goals and track our progress towards achieving them. I love helping clients gain new understnading and perspective about themselves, their relationships, and how they see the world. 

Clients have told me that I have a compassionate, supportive and non-judgemental approach, while also being direct at times, which helps them work through the issues that matter most.

It is important to me that clients leave sessions with more hope, direction and tangible next steps.

Qualifications

Education:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Masters in Counselling Psychology
  • Registered Psychologist (#6559) with the College of Alberta Psychologists
Certifications & Continuing Education:
  • Developmental Couples Training
  • Gottman Level 1 & 2 Training
  • Nature-Based Therapy Training
  • Prepare Program Premarital Training
  • Self-harm Intervention Training
  • Trauma Informed Training

Counselling Areas of Focus

I am in a same sex marriage and have a particular interest in supporting LGBTQ+ communities, as well as those in non-traditional relationships (e.g., ENM, poly, lifestyle).


I have experience helping individuals in the areas of:
  • Building self-esteem and self-concept
  • Depression, anxiety and stress management
  • Emotional regulation and processing
  • Existential meaning making and values
  • Grief and loss
  • Life-transitions
  • Relationship concerns
  • Substance use treatment and recovery
  • Work stress
I have experience helping couples in the areas of:
  • Building connection, trust and safety
  • Effective communication
  • Finding compromise
  • Gridlock/perpetual arguments
  • Healing from affairs and betrayal
  • Healthy separation and consciously uncoupling
  • Intimacy and sex
  • Open relationship concerns
  • Parenting and blended family concerns
  • Premarital counselling
  • Polyamory dynamics
I have experience conducting psychodiagnostic assessments in the areas of:
  • Clinical psychiatric disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Substance use disorders

Therapy Models

I practice from an attachment oriented lens, which means I focus on improving the quality of relationships. I merge concepts from multiple models including:

  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy
  • Attachment Theory
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Individual and Couples Therapy
  • Existentialism Therapy
  • Gottman Method for Couples Therapy
  • Nature-Based Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy

A Personal Note

When I’m not working, I can be found enjoying outdoor activities; campfires, hiking, biking, skiing and snowmobiling. As a nature enthusiast, I also love both gardening and tending to our many house plants. Above all else, I value relationships and quality time with family, friends, my wife, our daughter (Levi), and dogs (Luna & Ripley).

Availability

I am available for both in-person and virtual sessions weekdays and some evenings. Sessions are 60 or 90 minutes.

Please reach out with any questions.

(587) 330-2999
[email protected]

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