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 and services in the hospital when individuals were suicidal or needing help as they were undergoing psychosis (by providing Solution Focused Therapy). I have worked with children who were autistic 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. In CASA, I supported therapists and parents by offering informative resources within the community and by using play therapy techniques. In addition to the therapies listed on my profile, I also practice Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).




(Current) Doctorate of Psychology (California Southern University)

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (Yorkville University)

Bachelor of Arts (University of Alberta)



College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP)

Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA)



    • English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Anxiety
  • Children’s Mental Health
  • Suicide, Idealization & Survivor
  • Trauma

I can also help with these areas:

  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Aspergers Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Childhood Development Issues
  • Depression
  • Drug or Substance Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Violence
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief and Loss
  • LGBTQ+ and Gender Issues
  • Self Harming
  • Self-Esteem Issues

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy