Insight Psychological Therapists - Bryan Halabi

Bryan Halabi
Bryan Halabi, Registered Psychologist, (He/Him)

Showing up for yourself is something to be proud of. The journey that you are about to take towards self-growth highlights your courage and resilience. On this journey, you may require support. My goal is to be a part of your support system. I believe that the first step towards helping you achieve your goals is to develop a strong therapeutic relationship, built once I have earned your trust. You are the expert in your own life, so my role is to provide compassion, feedback, and strategies that compliment your own strengths and skills.

More About Bryan Halabi

When working with clients, I utilize a holistic approach and incorporate theory and strategies from a variety of treatment modalities. While my default approach is client-centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I understand the strong connection between the mind and body. Therefore, I incorporate Eye Movement Desensitization and Re-processing (EMDR), somatic experiencing, and mindfulness-based techniques within my practice. Attachment theory, solution-focused, and narrative therapy also have a strong influence on my counseling methods. Ultimately, I believe that counselling is about meeting the client where they are at, and I will thus modify and adapt my treatment approach throughout the counselling process based on the needs of the client.

I enjoy working with diverse populations and am competent in multi-cultural counselling. Being a second-generation immigrant, I understand the complexity that can sometimes accompany the topic of mental health in different cultures. In addition to working with individual adults and couples, I have years of experience working within the school system and am adept at working with older children and adolescents. I have successfully worked with anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, and trauma. In session, I bring empathy, patience, and humor to support and nourish client growth.

Thank you for having the courage to be vulnerable in an effort to optimize your life. I wish you success in your journey of reaching your full potential.

A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS

Bryan, have you, or anyone close to you, had to overcome any trauma, or mental health challenge?

Most definitely. I think it’s more difficult to find someone who has not had to overcome any trauma or mental health challenges than it is to find someone who has. Everyone in my immediate family, including myself, has struggled with mental health. On top of that, both of my parents immigrated from a country where mental health concerns were not at all recognized. I can truly empathize with the struggles of untreated mental health issues, as the closest people in my life have lived through this struggle for years.

What is your favourite quote?

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it” – Hellen Keller

Qualifications

Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology

Bachelor of Science with Honors Psychology

Affiliations

College of Alberta Psychologists

Psychologist’s Association of Alberta

Certifications

EMDR Level 1 and 2

Gottman’s Couple Therapy Level 1 and 2

Somatic Experience training

Trauma treatment course

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) training

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) training

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention

Therapeutic Crisis intervention

Self-harm Awareness

Suicide Prevention & Management

Languages

  • English

I specialize in:

Anxiety & Depression
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anxiety
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Weight Management
Developmental Disorders
  • Learning Disorders
Mental Health Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults
Other Areas
  • Anger Management
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Stress Management
Thrive (Child & Youth)
  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Teen's Mental Health
Trauma Care
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Trauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma

I have experience in:

  • Abuse
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Children & Youth 10 to 12 Years
  • Children 6 to 9 Years
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Couples Counselling
  • Dealing with Infidelity
  • First Responders Trauma or PTSD
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Impulsivity in Children
  • Insomnia
  • Issues Related to Bullying
  • Life Transitions
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Problem Gambling
  • Racism and Discrimination
  • Self-Harming
  • Seniors and the Elderly Issues
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Weight & Eating Disorders
  • Workplace Stress
  • Workplace Trauma
  • Youth 13 to 15 Years
  • Youth 16 to 17 Years

My treatment approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Rational Emotive Therapy (RET)
  • Solution Focused Therapy