More about Ronald Carver

I enjoy working with adults, as well as couples and families to collaboratively identify and enhance their strengths while reducing the negative self-talk often associated with depression and anxiety. I use humor, empathy, and compassion in my person-centered approach, while helping people explore short and long-term goals for themselves in their lives. When working with couples, I enjoy helping them learn communication skills so they can reach resolution in conflicts and rediscover their passion for one another. After working many years as a vocational counsellor in the Edmonton / Cold Lake area I have continued to expand on my counselling experience by finishing my Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. 

 

Qualifications

MA Counseling Psychology – Yorkville 

BA Psychology – Royal Military College of Canada

 

Affiliations

Canadian Psychological Association

Psychologists Association of Alberta

American Psychologist Association

 

Certifications

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Career Employment Coach Certificate (CECC)

STRONG Interest Inventory Certification

Conflict Management and Resolving Conflict Effectively Certification

 

Languages

  • English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Career Changes or the Loss of a Career
  • Retirement

I can also help with these areas:

  • Anxiety
  • Coming Out
  • Depression
  • Graduation
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Suicidal Thoughts (Ideation) and Survivor

Mental Health Disorders:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Person Centered therapy

Assessment Services:

  • Career Assessments