More about Emily Kearns

Thank you so much for taking the time to view my profile.

I believe everyone has unique qualities, strengths, and experiences and I utilize these factors to facilitate transformation in my clients. I understand the stigma, difficulty, and vulnerability that can accompany sharing your inner world with someone else. My goal is to promote a strong connection with my clients in order to create a safe environment for vulnerabilities to be explored. I consider it a privilege when a client shares a piece of themselves with me. I am consistently amazed at the resiliency and strength I see in the individuals I have had the pleasure of working with.

My therapeutic orientation has its foundation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) where thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are challenged with the purpose of examining how they are contributing to mental health challenges in our lives. I believe that by learning the strategies rooted in this therapeutic technique, you will have the skills and mindset to make meaningful changes in your life. I also apply and integrate many other therapeutic techniques depending on the needs of my clients.

I am looking forward to working with you!

A QUESTION:

Emily, what is your favourite quote?

“The best way to find out whether you’re on the right path? Stop looking at the path.” –Marcus Buckingham

 

 

Qualifications

Master of Arts, Applied Psychological Science

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

 

Affiliations

College of Alberta Psychologists – Registered Provisional Psychologist

Canadian Psychological Association – Early Career Year 1

 

Certifications

Brain Story Certification

Evidence Based Treatment of PTSD within Military Populations – Canadian Psychological Association Continuing Education

The Emerging Practice of Police Psychology in a Canadian Context – Canadian Psychological Association Continuing Education

 

Languages

  • English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Stress Management

I can also help with these areas:

  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Children’s Mental Health
  • Depression
  • Drug or Substance Abuse
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
  • Trauma or PTSD with First Responders

Mental Health Disorders:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Adlerian Therapy
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Person Centered therapy