More about Amadew Walt

I have experience and passion in the areas of addictions, sexual and gender orientation, trauma, sexuality, diversity issues and concerns, depression, self-esteem, and anxiety disorders. My journey as a therapist began at the Edmonton Remand Centre where I developed a cognitive-behavioural approach to support inmates in planning for success after release. Following this, I was trained at the University of Alberta’s Sexual Assault Centre utilizing client-centred therapy to help empower survivors. Next I took a position as an Addictions Counsellor at Poundmaker’s Lodge where I learned about and enjoyed First Nations culture and spirituality as part of addictions work. In my addictions work I addressed trauma, boundaries, assertiveness, and biopsychosocial elements related to addictions. My most recent experiences were as a practicum student at Pride Centre supporting individuals in the LGBTQ2S community, as well as diverse individuals at The Family Centre. I worked with individuals and couples at each of those sites. At the core of my practice I utilize Client Centred Therapy and Solution Focused Therapies. However, I also draw from Cognitive and Behavioural therapies, Mindfulness practices, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Art Therapy. I genuinely prize forming a strong and positive rapport with each unique individual I see; developing trust and creating a safe space for you to be heard.

 

Qualifications

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Cooperative Program ~ with Distinction ~

 

 

Affiliations

Canadian Psychological Association

College of Alberta Psychologists

 

Languages

  • English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Abuse
  • Addictions & Substance Abuse
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Drug or Substance Addiction
  • Insomnia
  • Panic Disorder
  • Sexual Abuse & Assault
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts (Idealization) and Survivor

I can also help with these areas:

  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Coming Out
  • Dealing with Infidelity
  • Dealing with Phobias
  • Family Caregiver Stress
  • Gender Identity
  • Life Transitions
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self Harming
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Supporting Teenagers with Depression
  • Trauma
  • Weight & Eating Disorders

Mental Health Disorders:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Art Therapy
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Person Centered therapy
  • Sex Therapy and Counselling
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Assessment Services:

  • Career Assessments
  • Personality and Behavioural Assessments

Sexuality, Intimacy, and Gender:

  • BDSM/Kink & Poly/Swing Relationships
  • Fetishes and Philias
  • Gender Identity
  • LGBTQ+ and Gender Issues
  • Male Sexual Issues
  • Pornography Issues & Addiction
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues
  • Trans Counselling