Insight Psychological Therapists - Nikesha Deenoo

Nikesha Deenoo, Registered Provisional Psychologist, (She/Her)

I have a non-judgemental and empathetic approach to my clients.  I am accepting, supportive, can hold a safe and secure place to share your most vulnerable and personal stories that have brought you to seek therapeutic services. Throughout my education, work and life experience, I have a fundamental belief that change and personal growth is a difficult, yet empowering process.

More About Nikesha Deenoo

I have completed my Masters of Counselling Psychology Degree from City University of Seattle. In my undergraduate studies, I completed a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in Psychology from the University of Alberta. Previously, I have assisted clients who have experienced sexual abuse, children/youth/ adults with disabilities, inter/intra personal conflict, domestic violence, childhood trauma, addictions, significant mental health issues, poverty, homelessness and transiency. Additionally, I have experience in providing services to clients in high conflict situations.

My passion to pursue my studies and training to become a psychologist was fueled by observing how the trauma histories of my clients would lead to ongoing unresolved mental health challenges. Their stories showed me that addressing core issues could help the healing process, and hopefully empower the individual to be an agent of change for themselves.

I have extensive experience in working with clients with complex multidimensional needs. As a result, I can work therapeutically with various populations and concerns. Theoretically, I work from a psychodynamic framework, however, I am flexible and tailor my interventions to the needs of my clients. My typical approach is a direct, holistic, and compassionate style.

Throughout my work with vulnerable children, youth and adults, I have gained insight into human suffering and the impact that trauma has on individuals. My hope is walk along-side my clients, to empower them to heal their own suffering and live a more meaningful life

A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS:

Nikesha, what is your favourite quote?

“You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret; All the best people are” – Alice in Wonderland.

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

Struggle is an opportunity for personal growth. Use it wisely, it’s a gift in disguise.

Qualifications

Masters of Counselling Psychology, University of Seattle

Bachelor of Arts (Major Psychology), University of Alberta

Affiliations

College of Alberta Psychologists

Psychologist’s Association of Alberta

Languages

  • English

I have experience in:

  • Abuse
  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Adoption Issues
  • Alternative Sex Behaviours
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Children & Youth 10 to 12 Years
  • Children & Youth 13 to 15 Years
  • Children & Youth 16 to 17 Years
  • Children & Youth 3 to 5 Years
  • Children & Youth 6 to 9 Years
  • Children's Mental Health
  • Couples Counselling
  • Custody Access Issues
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Issues
  • Family Violence
  • First Responders Trauma or PTSD
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Seniors and the Elderly Issues
  • Sexual Assault and Abuse
  • Teen's Mental Health

My treatment approaches:

  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy