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.

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
  • Racism and Discrimination
Couples
  • Cross Cultural Issues
  • Dealing with Aging Parents
Grief & Loss Care
  • Dealing with Aging Parents
  • Loss of Employment
Other Areas
  • Cross Cultural Issues
  • Racism and Discrimination
Uniformed Personnel & First Responders
  • Loss of Employment

I have experience in:

  • Antisocial Personality
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Common Mental Health Disorders
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Family Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Retirement

My treatment approaches:

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

Assessment services:

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