Insight Psychological Therapists - Laurie Roberts
Laurie Roberts, Registered Psychologist, BEd, MC, (She/Her)
Over the years I have had the opportunity to get to know many clients during our sessions together. I always maintain hope that their life experiences can be more positive. I believe in my clients and their ability to create this positive change for themselves.
More About Laurie Roberts
Thank you for taking the time to review my profile. I hope I can be helpful to you, and I look forward to meeting you!
My therapy style is derived from utilizing an eclectic approach, with Reality Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy as its foundation. This means that our therapy sessions will tend to have themes such as responsibility, setting goals, increasing self-awareness, communication and empathy, making beneficial changes in small, easy steps, and finding effective techniques and solutions.
These recurrent themes contribute to your experience in therapy because they help you to change your mindset and perspectives about your current situation, as well as about the people involved in it. This is often a catalyst for changing old, negative patterns into more positive ones.
A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS:
What has been the most satisfying part of being a psychologist?
The most satisfying part of being a psychologist is when I see clients make positive changes happen in their life. Things that they have struggled with in the past have now become more manageable, and this often relieves a lot of stress and anxiety for them.
When did you know you wanted to become a psychologist?
I knew that I wanted to become a psychologist after teaching in schools for over ten years. I enjoyed talking with the students and they would often tell me things about themselves that helped me to gain insight into their lives and also explained some of their behaviours in class. These conversations were more interesting to me than teaching, so counselling seemed like a natural progression for me.
Master of Counselling in Psychology, Athabasca University
Bachelor of Education, University of Alberta,
Solution Focused Therapy Training Course – The Family Centre
College of Alberta Psychologists
Approved WCB therapist
My areas of focus:
Anxiety & Depression
- Panic Disorder
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Marriage and Relationship Concerns
Grief & Loss Care
- Family Caregiver Stress
- Grief and Loss
- Anger Management
Thrive (Child & Youth)
- Adolescent and Teen Issues
- Issues Related to Bullying
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
I have experience in:
- Aging Parents
- Communication and Negotiation
- Couples Counselling
- Divorce or Separation
- Emotional Abuse
- Family Issues
- First Responders Trauma or PTSD
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- LGBTQ2S+ Issues
- Major Depressive Disorder
- Military Related Trauma
- Physical Abuse
- Seniors and the Elderly Issues
- Sexual Assault and Abuse
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Teen's Mental Health
- Workplace Stress
- Workplace Trauma
- Youth 13 to 15 Years
- Youth 16 to 17 Years
My treatment approaches:
- Grief Work
- Reality Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy