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, a Masters in Business Administration and an undergraduate degree in Psychology.  I have training and experience using a range of evidence-based therapies, and also completed three years of training in Clinical Pastoral Education.

I love working with couples who wish to strengthen their relationship and who want to enhance their conflict management skills. To effectively support couples, I have been certified in the Hendricks Model of Couples Therapy and have achieved Level One and Level Two in Gottman’s Relationship Therapy.  I incorporate the latter approaches into my education and experience using Extended Family Systems, Structural Family and Strategic Family Therapy.

More recently, I have been working with children and adolescents , their parents or primary caregivers.  I often draw on play therapy, child-focused 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 in support of your goals to thrive professionally, personally and in your relationships.  While we cannot change difficult situations from our past, we can heal from them, work together to resolve current challenges, and co-create a different and positive future.


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



Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology (MC)

Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Bachelors of General Studies in Psychology (BGS)


College of Alberta Psychologists

Psychologists Association of Alberta


Gottman Relationship Therapy, Level 2

Gottman Relationship Therapy, Level 1

The Treating the Trauma Series, NICBM

360 Degree Assessment Tools, Centre for Creative Management

Hendricks Institute of Colorado, Couples Therapy

3-Year Internship with the Canadian Association of Pastoral Care


  • English

My areas of focus:

Anxiety & Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Communication and Negotiation
  • Couples Counselling
  • Cross Cultural Issues
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
Grief & Loss Care
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment Issues
Other Areas
  • Cross Cultural Issues
Thrive (Child & Youth)
  • Children's Mental Health
  • Family Issues

I have experience in:

  • Abuse
  • Adolescent and Teen Issues
  • Aging Parents
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • Becoming a Parent or the Addition of Children
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • 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
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Dealing with Infidelity
  • Dealing with Physical Health Issues
  • Death or Loss of a Pet
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Difficult People
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Empty Nest Syndrome
  • Executive Performance Program
  • Family Caregiver Stress
  • Female Sexual Issues
  • Fetishes and Philias
  • First Responders Trauma or PTSD
  • Food or Eating Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Handling Chronic Illness & Chronic Pain
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Impulsivity in Children
  • Insomnia
  • Intercultural and Interracial Relationships
  • Issues Related to Bullying
  • LGBTQ2S+ Issues
  • Losing Someone to Suicide
  • Loss of Employment
  • Loss of a Child
  • Loss of a Loved One
  • Loss of a Preterm Child
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Male Sexual Issues
  • Military Related Trauma
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Pornography Issues
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy
  • Premarital Counselling
  • Relationship Dependence
  • Return to Work - Uniformed Personnel & First Responders
  • Schizoid Personality Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Schizotypal Personality disorder
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Seniors and the Elderly Issues
  • Sexual Arousal Issues
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Teen's Mental Health
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Trauma
  • Trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder)
  • Weight & Eating Disorders
  • Workplace Stress
  • Youth 13 to 15 Years
  • Youth 16 to 17 Years

Corporate Services

  • Awareness and Prevention/Management of Mental Health Issues in the Workplace
  • Fit/Return-to-Work Assessment for Mental Health Injury
  • Group Support for Conflicts, Transitions & Mental Health Issues
  • Management Assistance Program
  • Management Self Care
  • Mental Health Issue/Case Management Support
  • Organizational, Individual, and Team Health Assessments
  • Specialized Counselling & Treatments
  • Wellness During COVID
  • Workplace Conflicts & Difficulties
  • Workplace Psychological Health, Safety & Injury
  • Workplace Sex & Gender Issues

My treatment approaches:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
  • Faith Based Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Grief Work
  • Jungian Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Reality Therapy
  • Sex Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Strategic Family Therapy
  • Structural Family Therapy

Assessment services:

  • Anxiety Assessment
  • Behavioural Assessment
  • Career/Occupational Assessments
  • Depression Assessment
  • Gottman Relationship Checkup
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Assessment
  • PN7 Assessment
  • Parental Assessment
  • Personality & Behaviour Assessments
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/Trauma Assessment
  • Psychoeducational Assessment