More about Emily Killen

I have always had a passion for helping others and I personally recognize the benefits of accessing support when needed. In my previous work as a skills coach, group facilitator, and youth mentor, I found joy in seeing clients grow. I have over eight years’ experience working with children and families. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree from MacEwan University in 2016, I began completing my Master’s of Counselling through the University of Calgary.

When working with clients I enjoy using CBT, Narrative Therapy, DBT, and other modalities. Further, I approach every interaction with the utmost respect recognizing that you are the expert in your journey.

I emphasize a holistic approach—balancing the influences of environment, relationships, and lived experiences. I am happy to work with couples and individuals.

I am a warm, caring person who approaches counselling with the goal of helping people live healthy and happy lives. In my spare time, I enjoy baking, having fun with my family, and exploring Edmonton

 

Qualifications

Masters of Counselling (candidate)

BCSC Bachelor of Communication Studies

 

Affiliations

Registered Psych Assistant PAA:  28073

 

Certifications

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training (2016)

 

Languages

  • English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma or PTSD with First Responders

I can also help with these areas:

  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Career Changes or the Loss of a Career
  • Depression
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Grief and Loss
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Premarital Counselling
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Supporting Teenagers with Depression

Mental Health Disorders:

  • Dyslexia
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Art Therapy
  • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Sexuality, Intimacy, and Gender:

  • Female Genital Pain Disorders
  • LGBTQ+ and Gender Issues
  • Relationship Dependence
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues