More about Amadew Walt

I have experience and passion in the areas of addictions, sexual and gender orientation, trauma, sexuality, diversity issues and concerns, 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. Then I took a position as Addictions Counsellor at Poundmaker’s Lodge where I 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 also worked with couples at each of those sites. At the core of my practice I utilize client-centred 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

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Cooperative Program ~ with Distinction ~

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology

 

Affiliations

Canadian Psychological Association

College of Alberta Psychologists

 

Languages

    • English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Abuse
  • Addictions & Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety & Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • LGBTQ+ and Gender Issues
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Self Harming
  • Suicide, Idealization & Survivor

I can also help with these areas:

  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Family Caregiver Stress
  • Family Violence
  • Pornography Addiction
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Trauma
  • Weight & Eating Disorders

My Treatment Approaches:

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

Assessment Services:

  • Career Assessments
  • Personality and Behavioural Assessments