Heidi Erisman, Student, BGS (Psychology), MBA

I am completing my Masters of Counselling degree this year and value the opportunity to work with members of my community who seek to effect positive change in their lives. I am committed to the acceptance of diversity that includes race, culture, religion, and sexual orientation, and welcome the incorporation of diverse ideas about healing and well-being that arise from different worldviews to my practice of psychology. I believe that people are social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, physical and occupational beings, and I am committed to working collaboratively and supportively with you to find your balance and happiness.

 

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More about Heidi Erisman

My professional background includes ten years as a mental health therapist and twenty years as an executive director also serving as an executive coach and mentor for individuals and teams. I am grounded in a transformational leadership approach that involves working collaboratively with others to identify change and create a vision with supporting goals to advance them toward the transformations they seek. I have training in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy combined with developed skills in cultural counselling competencies. Today I am keenly interested in Positive Psychology as I work toward developing an integrated practice of psychology.

As a student with Insight Psychological, I will be providing counselling services under the supervision of Dr Cory Hrushka, PhD., R. Psych. I look forward to being of service to you as you seek change, knowledge, and resources in support of your goals to thrive. We cannot change difficult situations in our past, but we can work together to resolve current challenges and co-create a different and positive future.

 

Qualifications

Masters of Counselling, Graduate Center for Applied Psychology, Athabasca University (In progress)

Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) (In progress)

Masters of Business Administration, Centre for Innovative Management, Athabasca University (2007)

Bachelor of General Studies, Psychology, Athabasca University (1999)

3-year Internship, Canadian Association of Pastoral Education (1993-1996)

 

Certifications

Certificate in Couples Therapy, Hendricks Institute of Colorado (1994)

 

Languages

    • English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Violence
  • Grief and Loss

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Assessment Services:

  • Career Assessments
  • Personality and Behavioural Assessments