More about Alisha Thacker

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and read through my profile. The information below will give you a better understanding of my therapeutic approach, areas of interest, and specialties.

I understand that no single approach works for all individuals. I work with my clients to discover their unique needs and tailor my therapeutic approach to help support their journey. I utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques from multiple theoretical backgrounds with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I also specialize in dealing with highly sensitive personalities and behavioural issues.

 

 

 

Qualifications

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University

Bachelors of Psychology, Mount Royal University

 

 

 

Affiliations

College of Alberta Psychologists.

Psychologist’s Association of Alberta

 

Certifications

The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques (workshop)

CSS Conference- Psychologists Insomnia Workshop

Highly Sensitive Personality (workshop)

Suicide and Crisis Intervention (workshop)

ASIST-Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

 

Languages

  • English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD / ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Childhood Development Issues
  • Children’s Mental Health
  • Depression
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Trauma

I can also help with these areas:

  • Cognitive Disability
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Family Caregiver Stress
  • Family Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Issues Related to Bullying
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Self Harming
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Stress Management

Mental Health Disorders:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Assessment Services:

  • Assessments For Developmental Disabilities
  • Custody Access & Parental Assessments (PN7, PN8)
  • Gifted / Intellectually Advanced Assessments
  • Intelligence, Psycho-educational and Memory Assessments
  • Personality and Behavioural Assessments