Insight Psychological Therapists - Meghan Odsen

Meghan Odsen, Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC (She/Her)

I believe life is a journey and everyone’s journey is unique. I believe every person has value and I emphasize meeting clients where they are in their life’s journey to help my clients grow and find success. I also bring empathy, flexibility, and compassion to my work.

More About Meghan Odsen

I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist working in clinical/counselling and forensic psychology. I also provide psychological assessments. I have over 17 years of professional experience supporting adults and youth with various mental health and wellness needs. My favourite part of my work is hearing people’s stories and working together to identify strength and resiliency that can be used to help each person grow and overcome difficult circumstances and trauma.

I view counselling as a collaborative process, and I strive to adapt my approach to the unique needs and challenges of each client(s). As a result, I emphasize using a client-centred, systemic, and integrative approach. The theoretical approaches I draw from are cognitive behaviour therapy, solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, emotionally focused therapy, feminist therapies, mindfulness therapies, trauma-informed expressive arts therapy, and Gottman method couples therapy.

I am excited to meet you!

A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS:

What do you do to keep your outlook optimistic?

I like to spend time with my dog and be out in nature. I also like to celebrate small successes and resiliency rather than allow myself to feel overwhelmed by challenges or setbacks.

What has been the most satisfying part of being a psychologist?

I have always wanted to help people. Becoming a psychologist offered me a way to help others grow and improve their lives without forcing me to impose goals or values on them.

Qualifications

Master of Counseling (Athabasca University)

Bachelor of Arts; Major in Psychology (University of Alberta)

Affiliations

College of Alberta Psychologists (Professional Member, Provisional Psychologist)

Psychologist Association of Alberta (Provisional Psychologist)

Certifications

Trans Wellness Initiative Introduction to Affirming Spaces Training

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Level 1

Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy: Foundation

Languages

  • English
  • French

My areas of focus:

Amare (Sex, Intimacy, & Gender)
  • Alternative Sex Behaviours
  • Coming Out
  • Female Sexual Issues
  • Fetishes and Philias
  • Gender Identity
  • LGBTQ2S+ Issues
  • Male Sexual Issues
  • Sexual Offending Behaviours
  • Trans Counselling
Anxiety & Depression
  • Self-Esteem Issues
Couples
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
Other Areas
  • Stress Management
Trauma Care
  • Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Sexual Assault and Abuse

I have experience in:

  • Adolescent and Teen Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Child & Youth Self Esteem Issues
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Dealing with Infidelity
  • Depression
  • Difficult People
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Family Violence
  • Impulsivity in Children
  • Intercultural and Interracial Relationships
  • Physical Abuse
  • Pornography Issues
  • Premarital Counselling
  • Problem Gambling
  • Problematic Sexual Behaviours in Children and Youth
  • Relationship Dependence
  • Sex Compulsion/Out of Control Sexual Behaviours
  • Sexual Arousal Issues
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues
  • Teen's Mental Health
  • Trauma
  • Youth 13 to 15 Years
  • Youth 16 to 17 Years

My treatment approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Sex Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy