Insight Psychological Therapists - Dotun Ogunfowora

Dotun Ogunfowora, Registered Psychologist, MC, (She/Her)

I enjoy working with families, couples, children, adolescents, youth and adults.  I have a keen interest in supporting individuals in core areas that enhance self–development and self-understanding. I view these areas as one of the many paths to navigate, explore, and manage unique life experiences and challenges.

More About Dotun Ogunfowora

I support individuals with a diverse lens infused with concepts such as self–efficacy, mindfulness, unconditional respect and dignity. I tailor each support using theoretical frameworks such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Exposure Therapy, and concepts of Mindfulness.

I have experience supporting individuals in multiple areas stress management, burnout, phobias, self-harm, self-esteem, anxiety, loss and grief, emotional regulation, attention and focus (ADHD), depression, parenting, marriage, healthier boundaries, and life stage transitions. I am comfortable with the “censored” areas of life experiences including sexual health and financial health. also specialize in assessments such as Parenting Capacity, Psychosocial-educational (Intelligent Quotient (IQ / giftedness, Learning Challenges), as well as other socio-emotional and behavioural needs). I provide professional and comprehensive psychological assessments to children, adolescents and adults, and provide the families and school professionals with practical information that can further support the individual’s overall day to day learning, personal development, and general well-being. The outcomes from these assessments also provide the opportunity to identify areas of strength and growth.

A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS

What is your favourite quote?

Your mind is your greatest asset, take care of it.

What quick advice do you have for people who are really struggling?

One moment at a time, no hurry, no rush.

Qualifications

Master of Counselling Psychology, Seattle City University (Calgary)

Affiliations

College of Alberta Psychologists

Canadian Psychological Association

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), Clinical Member

Association for Family and Reconciliation Courts (AFCC), Alberta Chapter Member

Certifications

Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Fundamentals

Outside the Binary: Supporting Youth with Non-Binary Sexual and Gender Identities (Workshop)

Supporting LBGTQ+ Clients (Workshop)

Poster Presentation at the Canadian Psychological Association Annual Conference (2017).

Master’s Thesis: The Experiences of Gay Men Accessing PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) in North America

Languages

  • English

I specialize in:

Anxiety & Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Workplace Stress
Couples
  • Dealing with Infidelity
Grief & Loss Care
  • Loss of Employment
Mental Health Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults
Other Areas
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Stress Management
Thrive (Child & Youth)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children
  • Children's Mental Health
  • Family Issues
  • Issues Related to Bullying
Trauma
  • Racism and Discrimination
Trauma Care
  • Emotional Abuse

I have experience in:

  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Aging Parents
  • Anger Management
  • Blended Family Adjustment
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Child & Youth Anxiety
  • Child & Youth Depression
  • Child & Youth Self Esteem Issues
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
  • Children & Youth 10 to 12 Years
  • Children 3 to 5 Years
  • Children 6 to 9 Years
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Couples Counselling
  • Cross Cultural Issues
  • Custody Access Issues
  • Difficult People
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief and Loss
  • Handling Chronic Illness & Chronic Pain
  • Impulsivity in Children
  • Intercultural and Interracial Relationships
  • LGBTQ2S+ Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Premarital Counselling
  • Relationship Dependence
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Teen's Mental Health
  • Trans Counselling
  • Trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder)
  • Weight Management
  • Youth 13 to 15 Years
  • Youth 16 to 17 Years

My treatment approaches:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Faith Based Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Grief Work
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)

Assessment services:

  • Assessments For Developmental Disabilities
  • Career/Occupational Assessments
  • Cognitive and Functional Capacity Assessment
  • Forensic Assessment (Sex Offending & Violence Risk)
  • Intellectually Advanced Assessment
  • PN7 Assessment
  • PN8 (Custody Access) Assessment
  • Personality & Behaviour Assessments
  • Return to Work Assessment