Ramona Kotke Gapp, Registered Psychologist, B.Sc., M.A.

As a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists, I have been helping people identify strengths, meet goals, and reach their full potential for many years, in business and in life. Through years of work in the corporate world as a trainer, volunteering in schools and with children’s organizations, and from a rich internship experience providing counselling and group therapy for survivors of domestic violence, I have developed a unique and broad set of skills. 

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I have provided individual therapy and group counselling for clients of all ages, all walks of life and from many different cultural backgrounds. I have provided treatment for, but not limited to, the following presenting issues: mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, relationship issues, domestic violence, social skills and assertiveness training, children/adolescents behaviour issues, emotional regulation, problem solving/conflict resolution, self esteem, communication, life transitions, and stress management.

I specialize in the needs of children and their families. I utilize a client-centered, strength-based approach and employ many evidence-based methods such as cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused therapy, art therapy, play therapy, and social skills training. I believe that parents are a child’s first best teacher, so I strongly encourages Parents to grow with their child, and I draw from my own experiences as a mother to add authenticity to sessions. My philosophy is to meet the client where they are, and I am passionate about empowering people to attain their therapeutic goals. I look forward to meeting you!

 

Qualifications

M.A. Counselling Psychology

B.Sc. Psychology

 

Affiliations

College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP), Licence #1707p

Psychologists Association of Alberta (PAA), ID #16793

Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Member #32191

EMDR Canada

EMDR International Association

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)

Canadian Association for Child Play Therapy (CACPT)

Sandplay Therapists of America (STA), Associate Member

Canadian Association of Sandplay Therapy (CAST)

Alberta Psychologists Competence Cooperative (APCC)

 

Languages

    • English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
  • Dependent personality disorder
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Violence
  • Gottman Relationship Checkup
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Weight & Eating Disorders

I can also help with these areas:

  • Addictions & Substance Abuse
  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Adoption Issues
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial personality disorder
  • Anxiety & Panic Disorders
  • Aspergers Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD / ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Avoidant personality disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Childhood Development Issues
  • Cross Cultural Issues Counselling
  • Custody Access Issues
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief and Loss
  • Grief Work & Compassion Fatigue
  • Handling Chronic Illness & Chronic Pain
  • Histrionic personality disorder
  • Issues Related to Bullying
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Relationship & Love Addiction
  • Self Harming
  • Sensory Disorders
  • Sexual Abuse & Assault
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues
  • Stepfamily Adjustment
  • Trauma

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Adlerian therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family Systems (Bowenian) Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Person Centered therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytical therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Rational emotive therapy (RET)
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy