Insight Psychological Therapists - Morganne Stubbs

Morganne Stubbs, Practicum Intern Therapist, BSc, (She/Her)

I embodied a person-centred approach through my previous experiences with peer support and the Edmonton Distress Line. People know the most about their situation, and I feel blessed to join them on their journey as we navigate issues while also focusing on their strengths and brainstorming potential solutions. I have experience with children, adolescents, and adults ranging from suicidal thoughts to stress management.

I am currently a practicum student with Yorkville University, completing my Master’s in Counselling Psychology. Once I am done, my goal is to be registered as a Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists.

*NOTE: Our Practicum Intern (Student) Therapists offer reduced rates for counselling support. Please be aware that FEES WILL BE NON-REIMBURSABLE by Extended Health Care Benefit Plans.

More About Morganne Stubbs

How I realized I wanted to be a support for people was initially through my experiences at the University of Alberta’s peer support centre. I was humbled to be a part of people’s journeys as they navigate complex issues. From there, I joined the Edmonton Distress Line to be able to listen to and support people through different topics. In both roles, the strength of each individual I interacted with astounded me.

I enjoy theories based on gestalt theory and existentialism. In addition, I am interested in further learning about sex therapies, Gottman couples therapy, and play therapy.

Everyone has different coping strategies, and that is okay. For myself, they tend to revolve around my dog, being outside and reconnecting with nature, swimming, and playing interactive video games (World of Warcraft, Stardew Valley, and Rimworld).

A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS:

What is your favourite quote?

“It’s time you realized that you have something in you more powerful and miraculous than the things that affect you and make you dance like a puppet.” Marcus Aurelius

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

When spiralling, it can be helpful to reconnect with our bodies and environment. One way is through grounding exercises such as 5-4-3-2-1.

Deep Breath – Say 5 things you can see – Deep Breath – Say 4 things you can touch – Deep Breath – Say 3 things you can hear – Deep Breath – Say 2 things you can smell – Deep Breath – Say 1 thing you can taste.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science

Affiliations

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association – Student

Certifications

Alberta Mentoring Partnership Orientation of Mentors Certificate

Community Helpers Program with Suicide Prevention

Distress Line Training

Languages

  • English

I specialize in:

Anxiety & Depression
  • Suicidal Thoughts
Grief & Loss Care
  • Grief and Loss
Other Areas
  • Stress Management

I have experience in:

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Dealing with Infidelity
  • Dealing with Physical Health Issues
  • Death or Loss of a Pet
  • Difficult People
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Issues
  • Female Sexual Issues
  • Issues Related to Bullying
  • LGBTQ2S+ Issues
  • Losing Someone to Suicide
  • Loss of Employment
  • Loss of a Loved One
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Physical Abuse
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Assault and Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma

My treatment approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Grief Work
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy