Insight Psychological Therapists - Heidi Erisman

Heidi Erisman
Heidi Erisman, Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC, MBA, BGS (Psychology), (She/Her)

I value the opportunity to work with those in my community who seek to bring positive change into their personal and professional lives. I have counselled collaboratively with diverse clients and embraced what makes each person unique by their race, culture, religion, and sexual orientation. I believe that people are social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, physical and occupational beings, so my goal is to help clients focus on the aspects that, for them, are most pressing.

More About Heidi Erisman

I hold a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology (MC), a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), and an undergraduate degree in Psychology. I have training and experience using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, and Gottman’s Relationship Therapy. I draw on my knowledge of theories and therapies in concert with my client’s goals and expressed needs, so my approach with each client, couple, or family varies.  My professional background includes 10 years as a mental health therapist and twenty years as an executive director and executive coach for individuals and teams.

I love working with couples who want to strengthen their relationship and wish to enhance their conflict management skills. To effectively support couples, I have been certified in the Hendricks Model of Couples therapy. I have achieved level one and level two in Gottman’s Relationship Therapy. I incorporate their approaches when working with pairs addressing interpersonal issues.

More recently, I have been working with children and teens and their primary caregivers.  I often draw on play therapy, child-focussed cognitive behavioural and family therapy, and work with my clients to find solutions to parenting and behavioural challenges.  

I look forward to being of service to you as you seek change, knowledge, and resources to support your goals to thrive personally and in your relationships. While we cannot change difficult situations in our past, we can work together to resolve current challenges and co-create a different and positive future.

A QUESTION:

What is your favourite quote?

“One experiences happiness when they bear life’s challenges without being overcome by them” – Carl Jung

 

Qualifications

Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology (MC)

Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Bachelors of General Studies in Psychology (BGS)

Affiliations

College of Alberta Psychologists

Psychologists Association of Alberta

Certifications

Certified in the Hendricks Model of Couples Therapy

Completed levels I and II in Gottman’s Relationship Therapy

Three year internship with the Canadian Association of Pastoral Care

Languages

  • English

I specialize in:

Amare (Sex, Intimacy, & Gender)
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
Anxiety & Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem Issues
Couples
  • Communication and Negotiation
  • Cross Cultural Issues
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
Grief & Loss Care
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
Other Areas
  • Anger Management
  • Cross Cultural Issues
  • Self-Esteem Issues
Uniformed Personnel & First Responders
  • Life Transitions

I have experience in:

  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Childhood Development Issues
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Executive Performance Program
  • Family Issues
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Issues Related to Bullying
  • Losing Someone to Suicide
  • Loss of Employment
  • Loss of a Child
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Trauma
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Phobias
  • Premarital Counselling
  • Problem Gambling
  • Problem Gaming
  • Relationship Dependence
  • Self-Harming
  • Seniors and the Elderly Issues
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Suicidal Thoughts

Corporate Services

  • Case Consult & Management
  • Critical Incident Response
  • Discrimination & Human Rights
  • Harassment & Bullying
  • Leadership Assessment & Development
  • Management Assistance Program
  • Management Self Care
  • Organizational & Individual PH&S Assessments
  • PH&S Training & Coaching
  • Return-to-Work Psychological Assessment & Support
  • Specialized Therapies & Treatments
  • Team/Group Support & Development
  • Wellness During COVID
  • Workplace Conflicts & Difficulties
  • Workplace Psychological Health, Safety & Injury
  • Workplace Sex & Gender Issues

My treatment approaches:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Adlerian Therapy
  • Affirmative Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Client Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Crucible Approach Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Faith Based Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Grief Work Therapy
  • Jungian Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Rational Emotive therapy (RET)
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Structural Family Therapy

Assessment services:

  • Career/Occupational Assessments
  • Gottman Relationship Check-up
  • PN7 Assessment
  • PN8 (Custody Access) Assessment
  • Personality & Behaviour Assessments
  • Psychoeducational Assessment
  • Psychological Functional Capacity