Insight Psychological Therapists - Coralee Thomas

Coralee Thomas
Coralee Thomas, Practicum Intern Therapist, MEd., BSc, DipEd. (She/Her)

I am a Jamaican residing and serving in the Edmonton area and neighbouring communities. Prior to migrating to Canada, I served as a school counsellor at the high school level in Jamaica for nine years. My clinical practice is based on the responsive integration of solution-focused, client-centred, feminist, and cognitive behavioural approaches.

*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 Coralee Thomas

“Every single one of us has the potential to change someone’s life by just taking the time to listen to them.” Steven Aitchison

I believe as humans we possess the innate skills, abilities, and potential for continued growth, change, and renewal; despite the challenges and setbacks we experience in our lives. Hence, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy resonates with my vision of supporting clients to intentionally and mindfully taking actions, based on their values to lead a more meaningful life. Having been raised in a culture which values community and relationships, I am passionate about forming a therapeutic relationship with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am also looking forward to serving members of the society who experience various forms of discrimination based on the intersection of their race, social class, gender identification, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, age, or physical ability. I also have an affinity for supporting older adults as they make meaning of the diversity and richness of their lives. I am excited about continuing my passion of counselling in Canada and I am looking forward to supporting you in your journey towards wholeness and personal fulfillment.

A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS:

What do you do to keep your outlook optimistic?

I have been able to maintain an optimistic outlook as a result of having and maintaining healthy relationships. I am intentional about connecting with my faith, family, and friends and these relationships has helped me to remain grounded, motivated, and valued.

Who was/is your mentor? What have you learned from them?

I became a school counsellor because of the guidance and support I received from my school counsellor in Jamaica. She taught me that with the right support children, youth, and families can lead fulfilling lives.

Qualifications

Master of Counselling, Gonzaga University, completion date: July 2022

Affiliations

CCPA: Student Designation 10008264

Certifications

Brain Story

ASIST

NVCI

First Aid/CPR

Assessment of Daily Living

Languages

  • English

I specialize in:

Anxiety & Depression
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Racism and Discrimination
Couples
  • Cross Cultural Issues
Grief & Loss Care
  • Loss of Employment
Other Areas
  • Aging Parents
  • Cross Cultural Issues
  • Racism and Discrimination
Thrive (Child & Youth)
  • Adoption Issues
  • Child & Youth Anxiety
  • Child & Youth Depression
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
Uniformed Personnel & First Responders
  • Loss of Employment

I have experience in:

  • Abuse
  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Children & Youth 10 to 12 Years
  • Children & Youth 13 to 15 Years
  • Children & Youth 16 to 17 Years
  • Children & Youth 3 to 5 Years
  • Children & Youth 6 to 9 Years
  • Coming Out
  • Couples Counselling
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief and Loss
  • Intercultural and Interracial Relationships
  • LGBTQ2S+ Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Premarital Counselling
  • Relationship Dependence
  • Retirement
  • Seniors and the Elderly Issues
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Teen's Mental Health
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Stress

My treatment approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Assessment services:

  • Career/Occupational Assessments
  • Cognitive and Functional Capacity Assessment
  • PN7 Assessment
  • Return to Work Assessment