More about Natalya Vann

I have worked in the human services field for the past eight years in various capacities which has helped prepare me to work with a diverse population. I have experience in working with women, children, adolescents and families, with varying mental health diagnosis including autism, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), addictions, and trauma.

My approach to counselling is strength-based and client-centered. I like to gain perspective and insight on the client’s lived experiences by hearing their stories. I also believe in a holistic approach to counselling that could be achieved through collaboration and relationship-building. I believe an effective and competent counsellor is one who is accepting and confident in dealing with complex issues encompassing a wide range of concerns. My practice is guided by the belief that I can make a positive difference in people’s lives.

Including English, I also speak and write Tagalog (Filipino)

 

Qualifications

Doctor of Psychology (in progress), California Southern University

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University

Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration, MacEwan University

Child and Youth Care Diploma, MacEwan University

 

Certifications

Certified Child and Youth Care Counselor, Child and Youth Care Association of Alberta

 

Languages

  • English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Addictions & Substance Abuse
  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Aspergers Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD / ADHD)
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
  • Children’s Mental Health
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma

I can also help with these areas:

  • Adoption Issues
  • Becoming a Parent or the Addition of Children
  • Cross Cultural Issues Counselling
  • Dealing with Infidelity
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Family Caregiver Stress
  • Family Violence
  • Infertility
  • Stepfamily Adjustment

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Person Centered therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Assessment Services:

  • Career Assessments

Sexuality, Intimacy, and Gender:

  • LGBTQ+ and Gender Issues