More about Jacquelyn Salisbury

My approach to therapy emphasizes a collaborative and equal partnership between therapist and client. It is my belief that I am not the expert in a client’s experience, and I seek to learn about each person’s unique lived experiences that have made them who they are today. I aim to build a genuine connection with each client through mutual respect, empathy, warmth, and humour. I have found in my own healing journey that authenticity, openness, and love are key ingredients to growth and change.

I believe that clients are separate from their struggles and inherently possess the strength to overcome them. I utilize an integrated framework, subscribing primarily to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and drawing from attachment and narrative practices. I also value the incredible power of mindfulness and often use this as a therapeutic tool as well as compassion-based approaches.

 

Qualifications

Master of Counselling Degree, City University of Seattle (in progress)

Bachelor of Arts Degree (Psychology Major), University of Alberta

 

Affiliations

Psychologists’ Association of Alberta

 

Languages

  • English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Children’s Mental Health

I can also help with these areas:

  • Career Changes or the Loss of a Career
  • Graduation
  • Issues Related to Bullying
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts (Ideation) and Survivor
  • Teen’s Mental Health

Mental Health Disorders:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered therapy

Sexuality, Intimacy, and Gender:

  • Relationship Dependence
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues