Insight Psychological Therapists - Anna Neale

Anna Neale, Practicum Intern Therapist, BA, Dip (PR); MCounsPsych (In Progress), (She/Her)

My name is Anna Neale. I am a graduate student with City University of Seattle, completing my Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology. As a practicum therapist, I am keen to work with different populations. My interests lie in adults and adolescents who may struggle with self-esteem, depression, anxiety, stress and time management, relationship and sexuality issues, grief, loss, and trauma. As someone who has considerable experience in the corporate sector, I am also interested in working with clients who are experiencing struggles at work and who may be looking for corporate care/support.

*NOTE: Our Practicum Intern (Student) Therapists offer reduced rates for counselling support. Please be aware that FEES WILL BE NON-REIMBURSABLE by Extended Health Care Benefit Plans.

More About Anna Neale

As a naturalized Canadian from Kingston, Jamaica, I grew up with a love of learning about and understanding other cultures. Following my love of culture, I lived in Brazil for a year, soaking up the culture, and learning Portuguese.

I believe supporting one’s mental health is multifaceted, whether that means learning how to better manage stress, improving communication or conflict management skills, developing helpful self-care strategies, more effective coping skills, learning to work with difficult people, or navigating personal challenges. I believe we all have within us, the capacity for growth and change; I am here to support you through your journey.  Are you looking for support or struggling with any of the following?

  • Anxiety, depression or other mood-related concerns
  • Concerns related to relationships, sexuality or gender (LGBTQ2S+ inclusive)
  • Professional issues
  • Managing conflict; dealing with difficult people
  • Self-esteem/self confidence (e.g., assertive communication)
  • Academic struggles
  • Loss (e.g. loved ones, relationship, employment, health, independence, death and non-death related loss)
  • Trauma
  • Experiences as a new Canadian
  • Stress management
  • Life transition (e.g. marriage, divorce, birth of a child, loss of a child/pregnancy, new living arrangements, new job, retirement, career change, injury, illness)
  • Desire to make a change (e.g. quit smoking, drinking, lose weight, exercise more, reduce social media use)

I am a strength-based, person-centred practitioner with strong leanings towards systems-based, post-modern, and Rogerian approaches to psychotherapy that appreciate the many social locations and intersectionalities that people inhabit. I am a proponent of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, emotion-focused and attachment therapy, the Gottman approach, mindfulness interventions, trauma-focused approaches and solution-focused brief therapy.

My view of the counselling process, including goal setting, is a collaborative one between counsellor and client. I see my role as an educated ally, here to help my clients – who I consider experts in their own lives – make changes in their lives, with the help of evidence-based therapeutic practices and interventions, based on their goals and wishes. My approach is a non-judgemental, empathetic, and warm one that enables me to accompany my clients along their therapeutic journey to self-actualization, fulfillment, change or life improvement.


When did you know you wanted to become a psychologist?

I have known I wanted to become a psychologist from a very young age – probably about 11 or 12 years old. As a child, and to this day, I am fascinated by human nature, what drives people to behave the way they do and what influences can encourage or hamper resilience. I also have a deep desire to help others. Psychology for me, has been a great way to do both.

What do you think the world needs more of?

I think the world needs more compassion, curiosity, humility and kindness for others.


Bachelor of Arts (University of Alberta; 1995) Major: Psychology Minor: Sociology

Diploma (MacEwan University, 1999) Public Relations, Marketing & Advertising Graduated with Honours

Masters of Counselling Psychology (City University of Seattle; 2023) In Progress


Pending applications for student memberships with the College of Alberta Psychologists and the Psychologist Association of Alberta


  • English

I specialize in:

Anxiety & Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Communication and Negotiation
  • Couples Counselling
Grief & Loss Care
  • Grief and Loss
Mental Health Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults
Other Areas
  • Anger Management
  • Stress Management
Thrive (Child & Youth)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children
Trauma Care
  • Abuse
  • Trauma

I have experience in:

  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Aging Parents
  • Dealing with Infidelity
  • Death or Loss of a Pet
  • Difficult People
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Family Issues
  • LGBTQ2S+ Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Loss of Employment
  • Loss of a Loved One
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues

My treatment approaches:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Adlerian Therapy
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy