More about Charlotte McGinnis

I have been described as easy to talk to, warm, accepting, and empathic. I use a client-centered approach to therapy and am passionate about helping my clients to achieve their therapeutic goals. I believe my role, in the therapeutic relationship, is to provide a client with skills to cope with their challenges and to provide feedback towards a deeper understanding of their experience. I draw on many therapeutic approaches in my work but I mainly work from an attachment perspective and employ many mindfulness skills. I welcome and respect individuals of all backgrounds and experiences. 

I am a mom to three young girls and am passionate about living an active and well-balanced life. My husband and I are ‘foodies’ and enjoy exploring and cooking new cuisines. As a family, we love to spend as much time as possible outside hiking, biking, golfing, playing at the playground, exploring nature, and barbecuing. Before becoming a psychologist, I attended university on a golf scholarship and was named an Academic All-American for my academic and athletic success

 

Qualifications

Master of Arts in Psychology, University of Chicago

 

Affiliations

College of Alberta Psychologists

 

 

Languages

  • English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD / ADHD)
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self Harming
  • Sexual Abuse & Assault
  • Suicidal Thoughts (Idealization) and Survivor
  • Supporting Teenagers with Depression

I can also help with these areas:

  • Abuse
  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anxiety
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Coming Out
  • Dealing with Phobias
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief and Loss
  • Grief Work & Compassion Fatigue
  • Issues Related to Bullying
  • LGBTQ+ and Gender Issues
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Trauma

Mental Health Disorders:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Expressive & Receptive Language Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Person Centered therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Psychotherapy

Assessment Services:

  • Assessments For Developmental Disabilities
  • Career Assessments
  • Gifted / Intellectually Advanced Assessments
  • Intelligence, Psycho-educational and Memory Assessments
  • Personality and Behavioural Assessments

Sexuality, Intimacy, and Gender:

  • Gender Identity
  • LGBTQ+ and Gender Issues
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues
  • Trans Counselling