Insight Psychological Therapists - Chanelle Wilton

Chanelle Wilton, Registered Psychologist, MA

I practice from a client-centered approach incorporating elements from Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour (DBT) and Solution Focused Therapies. I favor an approach that empowers you to be a catalyst for change through identifying and exploring your strengths.

More About Chanelle Wilton

I have a special interest in working with anxiety related disorders, depression and borderline personality disorder. I believe strongly in a collaborative approach, in which our combined efforts will facilitate the growth and change you are seeking.

I have an innate curiosity for the all things pertaining to the field of psychology and am particularly interested in developments in treatment effectiveness. This assists me in staying current and informed with regard to best practices and recent research. I take seriously my responsibility as a practitioner and the trust that you impart on me as a client.

I have additional specialized training in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, which has helped me to refine my skills in these areas. Additionally, during my practicum with The Family Centre, I had the opportunity to work with individuals facing a wide range of trauma related issues and continue to develop my practice in this domain. In my work with Child and Family Services, I gained significant experience working with difficult custody and visitation matters, and assessments in this area are a particular interest of mine.

A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS

When did you know you wanted to become a psychologist?

While completing my undergraduate degree, I became especially interested in the psychology courses I was taking. I soon realized that this curiosity had progressed beyond that of a passing fascination, and I began the process of considering a change in my academic path. My second year of university I changed my major from biological sciences to psychology, and I never looked back!

What are you most passionate about?

I’m encouraged by the shift in perceptions around help seeking. Previously the predominant belief was that mental health intervention was reserved for acute conditions or crises. Now, there seems to be increased awareness that psychotherapy can be helpful for a range of issues, and we don’t need to wait until complete upheaval before seeking help. 

Qualifications

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Alberta

Affiliations

College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP)

Psychologists Association of Alberta (PAA)

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)

Certifications

Voice of the Child Reports Training, PCCS Mediators and Counsellors

The Fundamentals of Conducting Child Custody Evaluations, AFCC 2021

Diagnosis and Treatment of OCD: 4-Day Intensive Training with Dr. Elna Yadin

Behavioural Tech: DBT Skills Training, Presented by: Dr. Marsha M. Linehan

SAFE Home Assessment Training

2-Day DBT Intensive

Mental Health First Aid

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) Training

Languages

  • English

I specialize in:

Anxiety & Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem Issues
Entrepreneur Care
  • Stress Management
Other Areas
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Stress Management

I have experience in:

  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Blended Family Adjustment
  • Child & Youth Anxiety
  • Child & Youth Depression
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Cross Cultural Issues
  • Custody Access Issues
  • Family Issues
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Loss of Employment
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Phobias
  • Self-Harming
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Suicidal Thoughts

My treatment approaches:

  • Client Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Assessment services:

  • PN7 Assessment
  • Personality & Behaviour Assessments