More about Dustin Marcinkevics
I want to acknowledge how difficult it can be to seek help and support for any concerns you may be experiencing. Finding the right therapist, someone whom you can create a close working relationship with, is an important aspect of therapy.
I am a provisionally registered psychologist with a Masters in Education from the University of Alberta, the only accredited program in Edmonton. Currently, I’m in my third year of my doctoral studies at the university. Throughout my five years of graduate training, I have worked in a community counselling centre, Workers Compensation Board health centre, and an inpatient unit at Alberta Hospital Edmonton. My diverse experiences have taught me how to positively connect with clients to create changes that will benefit each person in moving forward, while recognizing each and every unique background.
Throughout my graduate training, I have been fortunate to work with a variety of clients with diverse backgrounds and concerns. No matter the client, I strive to understand the world through their eyes, learning about their unique space including their culture, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. I view the client as a whole person, not simply a problem or concern to treat. This view means we work to not only address any concerns you may have but also work to strengthen and build skills you already possess.
My training includes areas such as anxiety, stress, depression, suicidality, trauma, interpersonal issues, divorce, personality concerns, and severe psychopathology.
I believe a therapist needs to be flexible in meeting the needs of the client. I approach counselling from an interpersonal and person-centred approach, with specific training in cognitive behavioural therapy. Working together, we will explore the intersection between your thoughts, feelings, and actions, and work on strategies to support healthy living. My approach is collaborative, with the best interests and goals of each client at heart. I encourage feedback on how therapy is going, always looking for ways to improve outcomes for clients. As a team, we can create meaningful change.
I am excited to continue my career as a psychologist and look forward to working together.
Bachelor of Science – University of Alberta, Specialization in Psychology with Distinction, Industrial Internship Program
Masters of Education – University of Alberta (CPA accredited), Counselling Psychology
(Current) Doctor of Philosophy – University of Alberta (CPA accredited), Counselling Psychology
Psychologists’ Association of Alberta – Student Member
College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) #2641p
Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Core One Certification
My Areas of Specialty:
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Stress Management
- Suicide, Idealization & Survivor
I can also help with these areas:
- Anger Management
- Bipolar Disorder
- Conduct Disorder
- Emotional Abuse
- Family Violence
- Grief and Loss
- Issues Related to Bullying
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Self Harming
- Self-Esteem Issues
My Treatment Approaches:
- Adlerian therapy
- Behavioural Therapy
- Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Person Centered therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy