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 (CBT) approach 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.




Masters of Arts in Creative Arts therapies: Dramatherapy

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Bachelor of Education (BEd)




College of Alberta Psychologists

Psychologists Association of Alberta



  • English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Dealing with Phobias
  • 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:

  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
  • Coping with Cancer
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Issues Related to Bullying
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Retirement
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Supporting Teenagers with Depression

Mental Health Disorders:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Art Therapy
  • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family Systems (Bowenian) Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Person Centered therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Structural Therapy
  • Virtual Reality Assisted Therapy

Assessment Services:

  • Career Assessments
  • Custody Access & Parental Assessments (PN7, PN8)
  • Gifted / Intellectually Advanced Assessments
  • Intelligence, Psycho-educational and Memory Assessments
  • Personality and Behavioural Assessments

Sexuality, Intimacy, and Gender:

  • Gender Identity