More about Heidi Erisman

I hold a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology, an MBA and an undergraduate degree in Psychology. I have training and experience using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. 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 that want to strengthen their relationship and who wish to enhance their conflict management skills. To be an effective support to 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 their approaches when working with pairs addressing interpersonal issues.

I look forward to being of service to you as you seek change, knowledge, and resources in support of 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.

 

Qualifications

Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology (MC)

Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Bachelors of General Studies in Psychology (BGS)

 

 

 

Affiliations

Member, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association  (CCPA)

 

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

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Dealing with Infidelity
  • Depression
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Issues Related to Bullying
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Premarital Counselling
  • Self Harming
  • Stress Management

I can also help with these areas:

  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
  • Drug or Substance Addiction
  • Empty Nest
  • Family Violence
  • Graduation
  • Grief and Loss
  • Grief Work & Compassion Fatigue
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Seniors and the Elderly Issues
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues
  • Stepfamily Adjustment
  • Supporting Teenagers with Depression
  • Trauma or PTSD with First Responders

Mental Health Disorders:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Art Therapy
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Jungian Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Assessment Services:

  • Career Assessments
  • Gifted / Intellectually Advanced Assessments
  • Intelligence, Psycho-educational and Memory Assessments
  • Personality and Behavioural Assessments