Insight Psychological Therapists - Megan Oviatt

Megan Oviatt, Registered Provisional Psychologist, B. Ed, MC (She/Her)

Hi, my name is Megan. I am a registered provisional psychologist. Being here, supporting clients, is a lifelong dream and passion of mine. I’m grateful for the opportunity to share space with you. My approach to counselling focuses on helping you to figure out what is holding you back from the life you truly want and then creating a realistic plan to get you closer to that. I believe that people have the capacity to do more than they believe, but sometimes we need a little support as we navigate life’s challenges.

If you are struggling to take the first step in booking an appointment or curious about whether I am the right fit for you, please give us a call to schedule a free 15 minute consultation.

Megan will be supporting clients out of Evolve Royal Oak (8888 Country Hills Blvd NW #600, Calgary, AB T3G 5T4) starting on July 29, 2024.

More About Megan Oviatt

I come into this work with a Master of Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor of Education. I have a deep passion for understanding the human mind and why people do what they do. I have special interest in working with men and young people (ages 10+).

Throughout my career, I have gained significant experience in crisis intervention, providing vital support to individuals navigating challenging times. My goal is to create a nurturing environment where people can explore their emotions, develop coping strategies, and embark on a journey of self-discovery.

My therapeutic approach is rooted in humanistic and client-centred principles. That means I believe that counselling is about you and your unique experiences and needs. My focus lies in helping people unearth their authenticity and courage, enabling them to craft lives filled with empowerment and peace. I strive to create a safe and empathetic space where you can explore your innermost thoughts and feelings and work toward positive change.

I am trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a powerful approach that encourages psychological flexibility and resilience. Additionally, my work includes Narrative Therapy, a method that emphasizes the importance of personal narratives in shaping our lives. I am also a Level 1 Gottman Therapist, equipped with the skills to support couples in building strong, healthy relationships.

A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS:

What quick advice do you have for people who are really struggling?

Life is supposed to be hard and struggling does not mean you are failing! If you can- step back, take a moment to look around, and then do one small thing to get you closer to where you want to be.

What was a defining moment in your life?

Moving away from my family to start a life in Calgary 15+ years ago felt impossible, however, it forced me to discover who I was and gave me the space to create a beautiful life for myself.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Education, Master of Counselling Psychology, Registered Provisional Psychologist

Affiliations

College of Alberta Psychologists, Psychologist Association of Alberta

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)

Association for the Treatment & Prevention of Sexual Abuse (ATSA)

Certifications

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Level 1 Gottman Training

LGBTQ2S Foundations

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Indigenous Canada

BrainStory Certification

Languages

  • English

My areas of focus:

Amare (Sex, Intimacy, & Gender)
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues
Anxiety & Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-Harming
  • Suicidal Thoughts
Couples
  • Becoming a Parent or the Addition of Children
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
Grief & Loss Care
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Grief and Loss
Mental Health Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults
Other Areas
  • Stress Management
Thrive (Child & Youth)
  • Adolescent and Teen Issues
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Blended Family Adjustment
  • Parenting Issues & Support
Trauma Care
  • Trauma

I have experience in:

  • Abuse
  • Adoption Issues
  • Aging Parents
  • Alternative Sex Behaviours
  • Anger Management
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Arts Performance
  • Changes in Health
  • Child & Youth Self Esteem Issues
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
  • Coming Out
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Couples Counselling
  • Custody Access Issues
  • Dealing with Infidelity
  • Dealing with Physical Health Issues
  • Death or Loss of a Pet
  • Depression
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Empty Nest Syndrome
  • FASD
  • Family Caregiver Stress
  • Family Issues
  • Family Violence
  • Female Sexual Issues
  • Fetishes and Philias
  • First Responders Trauma or PTSD
  • Food or Eating Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief and Loss
  • Impulsivity in Children
  • Insomnia
  • Issues Related to Bullying
  • LGBTQ2S+ Issues
  • Learning Disorders
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment Issues
  • Losing Someone to Suicide
  • Loss of Employment
  • Loss of a Loved One
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Male Sexual Issues
  • Military Related Trauma
  • Out of Control Shopping
  • Physical Abuse
  • Pornography Issues
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Pregnancy
  • Premarital Counselling
  • Problem Gambling
  • Problematic Sexual Behaviours in Children and Youth
  • Relationship Dependence
  • Religious or Spiritual Trauma
  • Retirement
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Seniors and the Elderly Issues
  • Sex Compulsion/Out of Control Sexual Behaviours
  • Sexual Arousal Issues
  • Sexual Assault and Abuse
  • Sexual Offending Behaviours
  • Sports Performance
  • Trans Counselling
  • Weight Management
  • Workplace Stress
  • Workplace Trauma

My treatment approaches:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy

Assessment services:

  • Forensic Assessment (Sex Offending & Violence Risk)