Insight Psychological Therapists - Lesley Xu

Lesley Xu, Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC, (She/Her)

I believe that all people experience pain in some way in their lives, but everyone has the capacity to work through that pain with their inner resources, resilience, and strength. My role is to work with you to unravel those resources to live a meaningful life guided by what is important to you.

Counselling Edmonton North Online Counselling New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

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More About Lesley Xu

I believe we are all influenced by interactions, thoughts, and feelings that occur in our day-to-day life. Particularly, the relationships that we build with other individuals that shape us from the moment we are born. No matter what your challenges are, I am here to meet you where you are at to focus on what really matters.

I have over 7 years of professional experience supporting people of all ages with a variety of mental health needs. My experience includes working with high-risk youth, survivors of sexual assault, marginalized populations, individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, university students, and as an advocate for children and families navigating the criminal justice system.

The theoretical approaches that I draw on are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused approaches, Attachment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Client-Centered, and Mindfulness Techniques. Every single person differs in what they need, and I utilize a variety of techniques so I can walk with you to understand your story.


Lesley, what is your favourite quote?

“Safety is not the absence of threat, it is the presence of connection” – Dr. Gabor Maté


Master of Counselling

Bachelor of Arts (Major: Psychology, Minor: Sociology)


Canadian Psychological Association

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Psychologists Association of Alberta

College of Alberta Psychologists (Professional Member)


Gottman Couples Therapy Level 1

Gottman Couples Therapy Level 2

Indigenous Canada (University of Alberta)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in Practice

Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) Level 1

Trauma Informed Care (AHS)

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Basic EMDR Training


  • English

My areas of focus:

Developmental Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
Other Areas
  • Stress Management
Thrive (Child & Youth)
  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
  • Family Issues
  • Issues Related to Bullying
  • Teen's Mental Health
Trauma Care
  • Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Assault and Abuse
  • Trauma

I have experience in:

  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children
  • Child & Youth Anxiety
  • Child & Youth Depression
  • Child & Youth Self Esteem Issues
  • Children & Youth 10 to 12 Years
  • Children 6 to 9 Years
  • Children's Mental Health
  • Coming Out
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • LGBTQ2S+ Issues
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Weight & Eating Disorders
  • Youth 13 to 15 Years
  • Youth 16 to 17 Years

My treatment approaches:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy