More about Ronald Carver

I enjoy working with adults and teens, ages 13 and up, as well as with 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.  Additionally, I am currently completing certification training in Gottman’s Couples therapy, to help couples manage stress and improve their communication skills to overcome relationship difficulties.

 

Qualifications

MA Counseling Psychology – Yorkville (in progress)

BA Psychology – Royal Military College of Canada

 

Affiliations

CAA

Psychologists Association of Alberta

APA

 

Certifications

ASIST

STRONG

Certified Employment Career Counselor

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 (Idealization) 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
  • Person Centered therapy

Assessment Services:

  • Career Assessments