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.

A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS

Alisha, what is your favourite quote?

“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.”-Walt Disney

What do you do to keep your outlook optimistic?

Trying to keep an optimistic outlook all the time can be challenging, but there are things that I do to help myself remain optimistic. One thing that I do, is try and focus on the positives. Although not every day is going to be a great day, it is still important to find at least one thing that went right or one thing that you can feel good about. For me, it can be about focusing on how happy I feel when I get to see my dog after a day of work, how great this cup of tea I made for myself is and/or acknowledging all the wonderful and supportive people that I have in my life.

 

 

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:

  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD / ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Children’s Mental Health
  • Depression

I can also help with these areas:

  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Grief and Loss
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self Harming
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Supporting Teenagers with Depression

Mental Health Disorders:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder

My Treatment Approaches:

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

Assessment Services:

  • Assessments For Developmental Disabilities
  • Gifted / Intellectually Advanced Assessments
  • Intelligence, Psycho-educational and Memory Assessments
  • Personality and Behavioural Assessments