Insight Psychological Therapists - Cody Cobler

Cody Cobler, Practicum Intern Therapist, B.Sc., (He/Him)

I believe that life happens fast, and that every person carries their own personal experiences. I understand that reaching out for support can feel extremely vulnerable, and that it takes a lot of courage. In my experience, there can be a lot of shame and stigma surrounding asking other people for help when things aren’t going well.

I also believe that everyone has strengths, and the ability to create meaningful change in their own lives. I see my role, as a therapist, as someone who can help people see this in themselves and support them in finding ways to make these positive changes happen.

*NOTE: our Practicum Intern (Student) Therapists offer reduced rates for counselling support. Please be aware that FEES WILL BE NON-REIMBURSABLE by Extended Health Care Benefit Plans.

More About Cody Cobler

I have a Bachelor of Science in Honours Psychology from MacEwan University, and am presently completing my Master of Counselling Psychology degree at City University of Seattle’s Edmonton Campus. My current research interests involve stress related growth, and how people can grow, improve, and find benefit from adversity and life’s challenges. I have been working in education and mental health for the last decade, and have experience working with populations with a variety of diagnoses, primarily Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), anxiety, depression, and in areas such as trauma, social and interpersonal skills, self-esteem, self-regulation, self-harm, and bullying.

When working with clients, I utilize an eclectic approach, and incorporate strategies from a variety of treatment modalities, while being client centred and having Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as the foundational approach. I don’t believe there is a one size fits all approach for therapy; I think everyone is unique, and that their journey in therapy should reflect this. I also believe that creating a relationship is an essential component of effective therapy and understand that trust is something that needs to be built throughout the therapeutic process.

I also view therapy as a collaborative venture, and that clients are the experts on their own lives, so it only makes sense to have their input and wisdom as part of the experience. I believe in a practical, evidence and skill-based hands-on approach to counselling, and that humour and seeing the silver lining can be an essential part of dealing with life’s adversities. As Viktor Frankl once said, “when we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves”, and my goal is to be alongside you in the trenches while you do exactly that.

A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS:

What is your favourite quote?

“Being brave isn’t about being fearless, but about being afraid and having the courage to do what’s right” or “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth”. I think this is a great metaphor for life.

What do you think the world needs more of?

I think the world needs more people to slow down. I find we all get so busy trying to make a living that we lose sight of the more important things in life, like connecting with people and enjoying the time we have.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science in Honours Psychology

Master in Counselling Psychology (In Progress)

Affiliations

Psychologist Association of Alberta – Student

Certifications

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training (NVCI)

Alberta Health Services Suicide Prevention Risk Assessment and Management (SPRAM)

Training Traumatic Crisis Intervention (TCI) Training

Restorative Practices for Educators Training

Little Warriors Prevent It! Training

Languages

  • English

I specialize in:

Developmental Disorders
  • Childhood Development Issues
  • Learning Disorders
Thrive (Child & Youth)
  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Child & Youth Anxiety
  • Child & Youth Depression
  • Child & Youth Self Esteem Issues
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
  • Childhood Development Issues
  • Children's Mental Health
  • Issues Related to Bullying

I have experience in:

  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Child & Youth Anxiety
  • Child & Youth Depression
  • Child & Youth Self Esteem Issues
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
  • Childhood Development Issues
  • Children & Youth 10 to 12 Years
  • Children 3 to 5 Years
  • Children 6 to 9 Years
  • Children's Mental Health
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Depression
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Gender Identity
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Graduation
  • Grief and Loss
  • Impulsivity in Children
  • LGBTQ2S+ Issues
  • Learning Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Problem Gambling
  • Problem Internet/Gaming in Children & Youth
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Sports Performance
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Trauma
  • Trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder)
  • Youth 13 to 15 Years
  • Youth 16 to 17 Years

My treatment approaches:

  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution Focused Therapy