More about Cybil Varughese

In my professional background, I have worked with adults in an outpatient setting at the University of Alberta (Psychiatric Treatment Clinic) using a psychodynamic approach by getting clients to associate how their unconscious drives can inform their present conscious thoughts. I have worked in short-term settings by offering crisis support by working at the Distress Line as a Help Lines Support Worker. I have worked with children who had trauma and developmental delays by working with them 1-1 in their home environment and in a group setting within the Centre for Autism and with children with physical disabilities within Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area. I also have helped lead adult and children groups at CASA for those with trauma and attachment issues using play therapy. I am recently trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)to help clients focus on their grief and trauma.



Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University

Bachelor of Arts, University of Alberta



College of Alberta Psychologists

Psychologists’ Association of Alberta



Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing Theory

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy



  • English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Violence
  • Grief and Loss
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Premarital Counselling
  • Self Harming
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts (Idealization) and Survivor

I can also help with these areas:

  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Aspergers Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD / ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Coming Out
  • Dealing with Divorce or Separation
  • Drug or Substance Addiction
  • Gender Identity
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Seniors and the Elderly Issues
  • Sexual Abuse & Assault
  • Supporting Teenagers with Depression
  • Trauma

Mental Health Disorders:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Tourettes Disorder

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Jungian Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Person Centered therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Assessment Services:

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

Sexuality, Intimacy, and Gender:

  • Gender Identity
  • LGBTQ+ and Gender Issues
  • Sexual Offending Behaviours & Violence
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues
  • Trans Counselling