More about Leah Higham

For many clients coming to therapy, a safe, confidential, and objective space with a friendly, non-judgemental and compassionate therapist is key. It is my goal to help create this with you in the therapy room and in our relationship together. I believe therapy is a collaborative process, infused with authentic expression and unconditional positive regard for my clients.

If you choose me as your therapist, I will work with you to create a plan for therapy, and can work from a variety of approaches to therapy,  based on your and/or your families’ needs and goals for therapy.  I consider myself a humanist overall, which guides the work that I do. I am honoured to be working in this field, to help people maximize their well-being.

 

Qualifications

Master’s in Counselling

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

 

Affiliations

Psychologists Association of Alberta

College of Alberta Psychologists

 

Certifications

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Certificate Seminar Presented by Richard Sears

Non-violent Crisis Intervention Training

Mandt System Training

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Tattered Teddies – Centre for Suicide Prevention Training to Talk about Suicide and Self-harm in children and adolescents

Explosive, Noncompliant, Disruptive and Aggressive Kids-Seminar Presented by Dr. Ross W. Greene

 

Languages

  • English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Sexual Abuse & Assault
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts (Idealization) and Survivor

I can also help with these areas:

  • Career Changes or the Loss of a Career
  • Depression
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Family Caregiver Stress
  • Grief and Loss
  • Grief Work & Compassion Fatigue
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Trauma

Mental Health Disorders:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Trichotillomania

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Family Systems (Bowenian) Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Person Centered therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Sexuality, Intimacy, and Gender:

  • Gender Identity
  • LGBTQ+ and Gender Issues
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues
  • Trans Counselling
  • Transformations Gender Transitions Program