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:

  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Violence
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse & Assault
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts (Ideation) and Survivor

I can also help with these areas:

  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Aspergers Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD / ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
  • Coming Out
  • Dealing with Divorce or Separation
  • Dealing with Phobias
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Drug or Substance Addiction
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief and Loss
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Premarital Counselling
  • Self-Esteem Issues

Mental Health Disorders:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Psychoanalytical 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:

  • LGBTQ+ and Gender Issues
  • Pornography Issues & Addiction
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues
  • Trans Counselling