Cindy Gaffney, Registered Psychologist, B.Ed., M.A.

My job as a psychologist is to try to make every person that I meet with feel that they are heard and understood. I provide a comfortable place where people can discuss their current issues and difficulties with no judgement. Finding a way to work together, we can explore what techniques work best for each person and work to build on successes.

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More about Cindy Gaffney

I have been a Registered Psychologist since 2009, working in several different settings which include the school system, The Cross Cancer Institute as well as private practice. My experience includes working with families, couples and both individual adults and children. In general, I use a cognitive-behavioural therapeutic approach or CBT when working with adults. I have training in emotionally-focused therapy (EFT) and it informs my practice with couples. I also have experience using psycho-educational assessments within the school system to help teachers to better work with their students.  When working with children, my skills in Dramatherapy are essential.

 

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (B.A)

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

Masters of Arts in Creative Arts therapies: Dramatherapy (M.A.)

 

 

Affiliations

College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP)

Psychologists Association of Alberta (PAA)

 

Languages

    • English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety & Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Family Caregiver Stress
  • Family Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Self Harming
  • Stress Management

I can also help with these areas:

  • Addictions & Substance Abuse
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Coping with Cancer
  • Dyslexia
  • Gender Identity
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Gottman Relationship Checkup
  • Issues Related to Bullying
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Social Anxiety Disorder

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Art Therapy
  • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems (Bowenian) Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Structural therapy

Assessment Services:

  • Gifted / Intellectually Advanced Assessments
  • Intelligence, Psycho-educational and Memory Assessments
  • Personality and Behavioural Assessments