More about Dotun Adigun

I support individuals using diverse approaches that draw on ideas such as self–efficacy, mindfulness, unconditional respect and dignity. I tailor each support using practical tools such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Exposure Therapy, and concepts of Mindfulness.

I have experience supporting individuals in the areas such as stress, professional burnout, phobias, self-harm, self-esteem, anxiety, loss and grief, emotional regulation, attention and focus (ADHD), body image challenges, depression, parenting, marriage, body-focused repetitive behaviours, communication skills, boundaries, assertiveness, and life stage transitions. I am comfortable with the “censored” areas of life experiences including sexual health and financial health. I completed my practicum at Third Academy; a special needs education school where I worked with diverse children and their families to identify pressing needs and tailor the support accordingly. I co-facilitated psycho-educational groups for junior high school students at the school and collaborated with teachers to customize each student’s learning abilities and experiences.

I also specialize in assessments (Parenting Capacity, Psycho-educational including Intelligent Quotient (IQ), giftedness, Learning Challenges including ADD, ADHD, as well as other socio-emotional and behavioural needs). I provide professional and comprehensive psychological assessments to children, adolescents and adults, and provide the families and school professionals with practical information that can further support the individual’s overall day to day life including learning, personal development, and general well-being. The outcomes from these assessments also provide the opportunity to identify areas of strength and growth.

 

Qualifications

Master of Counselling Psychology, Seattle City University (Calgary)

 

 

Affiliations

College of Alberta Psychologists

Canadian Psychological Association

 

Certifications

  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Fundamentals
  • Outside the Binary: Supporting Youth with Non-Binary Sexual and Gender Identities (Workshop)
  • Supporting LBGTQ+ Clients (Workshop)

Publication and Conference Presentations

  • Poster Presentation at the Canadian Psychological Association Annual Conference (2017).
  • Master’s Thesis: The Experiences of Gay Men Accessing PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) in North America

 

Languages

  • English
  • Yoruba
  • Nigerian Pidgin English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD / ADHD)
  • Children’s Mental Health
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Issues Related to Bullying
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Teen’s Mental Health

I can also help with these areas:

  • Anger Management
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
  • Childhood Development Issues
  • Dealing with Phobias
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Self Harming
  • Weight & Eating Disorders

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems (Bowenian) Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Assessment Services:

  • Assessments For Developmental Disabilities
  • Career Assessments
  • Custody Access & Parental Assessments (PN7, PN8)
  • Gifted / Intellectually Advanced Assessments
  • Intelligence, Psycho-educational and Memory Assessments
  • Personality and Behavioural Assessments

Sexuality, Intimacy, and Gender:

  • LGBTQ+ and Gender Issues