Insight Psychological Therapists - Karen Gaudin

Karen Gaudin, Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA Counselling Psychology (She/Her)

Hello my name is Karen, I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist. I really look forward to meeting with you to determine if I am a good fit as your counsellor and if so, sitting alongside of you on your therapeutic journey. Let’s get started!

More About Karen Gaudin

I work from a client-centered perspective where I believe my clients are the experts of their own lives. Therefore they inherently know what is best for them, but may need some additional help, supports and resources to get to where they want to be. I also believe that a lot of mental health issues are a result of people being forced to live inauthentic lives due to attempts to satisfy others expectations set out by family, friends, partners and/or society. I think that my clients healing and well-being starts with the path to self-love, self-acceptance and having a safe space to be the most genuine version of themselves. I want to always create that environment of acceptance, non-judgement and empowerment for my clients. Together we can get you to where you want to be, while embracing who you truly are and being the best version of yourself.

For over a decade my back ground and expertise has been in addiction. However I see clients with a broad range of mental health issues including but not limited to mood disorders such as depression and bipolar, anxiety disorders such as general anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, OCD, and phobias, ADHD, autism, trauma related issues, personality disorders and sexual issues and/or disorders. I also can complete a variety of assessments. I use various therapeutic modalities and techniques depending on what best fits you. These include Rogerian Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Substance Impacts and Relapse Prevention Addiction Therapy. I am currently accepting bookings with teens, adults, older adults and I also provide therapy to couples and families and the LGBTQ+ community.

 

A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS

Karen, what is your favourite quote?

Authenticity requires vulnerability, transparency and courage. It is at times not an easy path to self-love and self-acceptance. However it is a journey well worth taking, as there is nothing more beautiful than living your authentic truth. Never perfect; always genuine.

-Unknown

What are you most passionate about?

I am most passionate about being an integral part of my clients’ therapeutic journeys and watching them morph and grow into the best versions of themselves. It is truly an honour and privilege to stand along beside them while they learn coping tools, life skills and get treatment for their mental health issues or life challenges they are encountering.  

Qualifications

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Masters of Counselling Psychology; City University

Bachelor of Arts Honours Psychology; Grant MacEwan University

Affiliations

College of Alberta Psychologists

Psychologist Association of Alberta

Languages

  • English

I specialize in:

Amare (Sex, Intimacy, & Gender)
  • Pornography Issues
  • Relationship Dependence
Anxiety & Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Workplace Stress
Couples
  • Communication and Negotiation
  • Relationship Dependence
Entrepreneur Care
  • Stress Management
  • Workplace Stress
Grief & Loss Care
  • Life Transitions
Other Areas
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Out of Control Shopping
  • Problem Gambling
  • Stress Management
Thrive (Child & Youth)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Problem Internet/Gaming
Uniformed Personnel & First Responders
  • Life Transitions

I have experience in:

  • Abuse
  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Adoption Issues
  • Aging Parents
  • Alternative Sex Behaviours
  • Anger Management
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Blended Family Adjustment
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Children & Youth 13 to 15 Years
  • Children & Youth 16 to 17 Years
  • Coming Out
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Couples Counselling
  • Dealing with Infidelity
  • Dealing with Physical Health Issues
  • Death or Loss of a Pet
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Family Issues
  • Family Violence
  • Female Sexual Issues
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Fetishes and Philias
  • Food or Eating Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief and Loss
  • Handling Chronic Illness & Chronic Pain
  • Impulsivity
  • Issues Related to Bullying
  • LGBTQ2S+ Issues
  • Loss of Employment
  • Loss of a Loved One
  • Male Sexual Issues
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Trauma
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Phobias
  • Premarital Counselling
  • Sex Compulsion/Out of Control Sexual Behaviours
  • Sexual Arousal Issues
  • Sexual Assault and Abuse
  • Sexual Offending Behaviours
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues
  • Teen's Mental Health
  • Trans Counselling
  • Weight & Eating Disorders

Corporate Services

  • Case Consult & Management
  • 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 Psychological Health, Safety & Injury
  • Workplace Sex & Gender Issues

My treatment approaches:

  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Grief Work
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Sex Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Assessment services:

  • Anxiety Assessment
  • Assessments For Developmental Disabilities
  • Assessments for Learning Disorders
  • Behavioural Assessment
  • Career/Occupational Assessments
  • Cognitive and Functional Capacity Assessment
  • Depression Assessment
  • Forensic Assessment (Sex Offending & Violence Risk)
  • Intellectually Advanced Assessment
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Assessment
  • Parental Assessment
  • Personality & Behaviour Assessments
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/Trauma Assessment
  • Postpartum Depression (PPD) Assessment
  • Psychoeducational Assessment