Insight Psychological Therapists - Brianna Kamphorst

Brianna Kamphorst, Registered Psychologist, MA, (She/Her)

I am a compassionate, personable individual who is passionate about helping others reach their goals. I believe that each person has value and the capacity for growth and healing. I enjoy working with individuals, teens, children, and families.

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More About Brianna Kamphorst

I use a client-centered, strength-based approach and utilize evidence-based methods including Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am currently enrolled in the Play Therapy certification program through The Canadian Association for Play Therapy and have completed levels 2 and 3. I believe that early relationships are a vital contributor to each child’s development and behaviour in life, and that a key piece in those early relationships is the development of play. I have significant experience working with children and teens in schools, homes, group home settings, and a correctional facility. In addition, I have several years of experience working with children and families who have special needs including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders.

I look forward to meeting you and supporting you in your wellness goals.


Brianna, what is your favourite quote?

I have two favorite quotes: 

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think”-Christopher Robin

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better”- Maya Angelou

What do you do to keep your outlook optimistic?

In order to maintain optimism, I always try to look for the things I am grateful for each day the good in people. By keeping in mind that behaviour serves a function for us all, and in being curious about what that function is, we are better able to achieve  a more neutral, and helpful mindset.


Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Major, Augustana University College


College of Alberta Psychologists

Psychologists Association of Alberta

Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy


Level 1-3 Techniques of Play Therapy-Canadian Association for Play Therapy Certificate Program (CAPT)

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Proven & Effective Play Therapy Strategies with Christine Dargon, Edmonton AB

Safe Management Training Certificate

Play and Emotion with Gordon Neufeld


  • English

My areas of focus:

Developmental Disorders
  • Childhood Development Issues
Grief & Loss Care
  • Family Caregiver Stress
Other Areas
  • Emotional Regulation
Thrive (Child & Youth)
  • Child & Youth Anxiety
  • Child & Youth Depression
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
  • Childhood Development Issues
  • Children's Mental Health
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Teen's Mental Health
Trauma Care
  • Trauma

I have experience in:

  • Anger Management
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Becoming a Parent or the Addition of Children
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Changes in Health
  • Child & Youth Self Esteem Issues
  • Children & Youth 10 to 12 Years
  • Children 3 to 5 Years
  • Children 6 to 9 Years
  • Communication Disorders
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Couples Counselling
  • Depression
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Expressive & Receptive Language Disorder
  • FASD
  • Family Issues
  • First Responders Trauma or PTSD
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief and Loss
  • Impulsivity in Children
  • Issues Related to Bullying
  • Learning Disorders
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment Issues
  • Losing Someone to Suicide
  • Loss of Employment
  • Loss of a Preterm Child
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Trauma
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder)
  • Workplace Stress
  • Workplace Trauma
  • Youth 13 to 15 Years
  • Youth 16 to 17 Years

My treatment approaches:

  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Grief Work
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Play Therapy

Assessment services:

  • Behavioural Assessment
  • PN7 Assessment
  • Personality & Behaviour Assessments